UNESCO

UNESCO to name Swiss writer and philanthropist Metin Arditi as Goodwill Ambassador

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will today name Swiss writer, academic, businessman and philanthropist Metin Arditi as its newest Goodwill Ambassador.

Young Colombian woman named first winner of UNESCO/Juan Bosch Prize on social science research

A 25-year-old Colombian woman has been selected as the winner of an inaugural United Nations prize recognizing contributions to social science research.

UNESCO adds another seven items to list of intangible cultural heritage

Traditional ceramics from Romania, Bedouin chanted poetry from Oman, and a Venezuelan ‘devil dance’ are some of the latest items added to a United Nations-endorsed list of the world’s tangible cultural heritage – part of the world body’s ongoing efforts to preserve endangered practices from fading into extinction.

UN committee adds 20 new items to intangible cultural heritage list

A United Nations committee tasked with protecting the world’s oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, craftsmanship and knowledge of nature today added 20 new items to the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Fighting cultural extinction, traditional dances and crafts added to UN list of intangible heritage

Botswanan pottery-making, Indonesian handicrafts, traditional Kyrgyz carpet-threading, and the music and dance of Uganda’s Busoga people are the new elements added today to the United Nations-endorsed list of the world’s intangible cultural heritage – part of the world body’s ongoing efforts to preserve endangered practices from fading into extinction.

Panamanian jazz composer Danilo Pérez to become UN Artist for Peace

The United Nations agency tasked with conserving and promoting humanity’s cultural heritage today announced its move to appoint renowned Panamanian pianist and jazz composer Danilo Pérez as an Artist for Peace for his efforts to promote music programmes for children living in extreme poverty in his country.

German and Korean internet education initiatives win UNESCO prize

Two digital projects from Germany and the Republic of Korea will be awarded $50,000 in prize money for work done in merging education with information and communications technology (ICT), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today.

British entrepreneur Nasser David Khalili named UNESCO goodwill ambassador

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, today named British entrepreneur and philanthropist Nasser David Khalili as the agency’s newest Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of peace among nations through culture and education.

UNESCO to receive $20 million from Norway to support education programmes

Norway announced today it will donate some $20 million to support the work of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), according to the UN agency, giving priority to education programmes as well as those protecting the environment, cultural heritage and freedom of expression.

Saudi Arabian female researcher Hayat Sindi to be appointed UNESCO advocate

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, today nominated Saudi Arabian researcher Hayat Sindi as a Goodwill Ambassador to support science education, especially among girls.