UNESCO

UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (In French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. Wikipedia

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (In French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. Wikipedia

Jul 31, 4:21 PM

On this day, 73 years ago, French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupry disappeared over the Mediterranean Sea and is believed to have died at that time. On that day, Saint-Exupry took off in an unarmed P-38 on a reconnaissance mission to collect intelligence on German troop movements in and around Frances Rhone Valley. Author of works like Night Flight, Wind, Sand and Stars, and Man and his World, Saint-Exupry is mostly known by classic novella The Little Prince, first published in New York in 1943. The book begins precisely with a pilot being marooned in the desert, a reference to his experience as aviator. Stranded in that desert, the pilot meets a young prince coming from a tiny asteroid where he spends most of his time cleaning volcanoes and pulling out baobab trees. ''The Little Prince'' is far more than just a book for kids, it explores the boundless themes of love, loneliness and purpose through captivating and loveable characters who mirror Antoine de Saint-Exuprys own position of outcast. Saint-Exupry''s masterpiece is indeed a philosophical tale that includes social criticism and highlights the strangeness of the adult world. The Little Prince is one of the most-translated books in the world (it has been translated into 300 languages and dialects) and it has become one of the best-selling books ever published. Have you read The Little Prince or any other book by Saint Exupry? Did you like it? #SaintExupry #AntoineDeSaintExupry #TheLittlePrince #Literature #Culture #France #History #OnThisDay #Books #Writer

Jul 30, 8:00 PM

30 July is International Day Friendship. This is an opportunity to remember the ties that bind us together, regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or borders. Let''s cultivate solidarity as a single human family on our one and only planet. Let''s celebrate today and every day friendship''s power to build bridges between peoples & cultures. And you? Do you believe in friendship''s power to craft a better world for all? To learn more about this celebration, copy and paste this link in your browser: http://on.unesco.org/2vipJM8 Photo credit: UN Photo/Marcia Weistein #FriendshipDay #Friendship #Tolerance #Solidarity #Respect #Peace #UNESCO #InternationalDayOfFriendship #Humanity

Jul 26, 0:51 PM

26 July is International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem. Mangrove ecosystems provide benefits and services that are essential for life. From advancing food security, sustaining fisheries and forest products and offering protection from storms, tsunamis and sea level rise to preventing shoreline erosion, regulating coastal water quality and providing habitats for endangered marine species -- the list is long on the importance of mangrove ecosystems. This includes the unique role that they play in sequestering and storing significant amounts of coastal blue carbon from the atmosphere and ocean, crucial for mitigating climate change. UNESCO is drawing on all of its strengths -- through its Man and the Biosphere Programme, its International Hydrological Programme, its Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission and the Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems Programme - to protect mangrove ecosystems. We must reverse the trend of degradation and protect the mangroves that are so essential to the health of the planet. To learn more, check our dedicated webpage to Mangrove Day http://on.unesco.org/2vIF6e3 #MangroveDay #Nature #Ecosystem #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain #ClimateChange #SustainableDevelopment #SDGs #BiosphereReserves #Earth

Jul 4, 1:56 PM

GOOD NEWS! The World Heritage site of Como National Park in Cte dIvoire is no longer in danger! The World Heritage Committee meeting, undergoing in Krakow since 2 July, has decided today to take Como National Park, the Ivorian World Heritage site, off the List of World Heritage in Danger following improvements in the conservation of its fauna and habitat. The Committee congratulated Cte dIvoire for its work to fight poaching. It noted that populations of iconic species such as elephants and chimpanzees that were thought to have disappeared from the site are reproducing again and that the state of conservation of habitats is now very positive. Targets for fauna conservation have in fact been met and even surpassed. Como National Park is one of the largest protected areas in West Africa, is characterized by its great plant diversity. Due to the Como river, the site contains plants which are normally only found much farther south, such as shrub savannahs and patches of thick rainforest. If you want to know more, copy and paste this link in your browser: http://on.unesco.org/2slnMcJ #WorldHeritage #WorldHeritageInDanger #Heritage #NaturalHeritage #41whc #HeritageInDanger #Comoe #CoteDivoire #Africa #Nature