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

  • Nov 1 at 3:29 AM
    Would you like to join us for a little trip? And here we are! Welcome to Cabo de Gata-Nijar :), a Spanish biosphere reserve located in the extreme southeast of the Iberian Peninsula in the most arid part of Europe. It covers 46,000 hectares, of which 12,000 hectares are in the marine zone to a depth of 60 meters. Its volcanic rocks characterize the landscape and Mediterranean plant communities such as cornical (Periploca laevigata ) tomillares (Labiatae) and halophytic matorral adapted to drought which have a high floristic diversity and are considered a priority for conservation at the European and Mediterranean levels. Cabo de Gata Sierra is one of the main European volcanic mountain massifs. It stretches to the coast with cliffs over 100 m high, edged with salt flats and chains of fixed sand dunes. Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Each reserve promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. #BiosphereReserves #Biodiversity #SustainableDevelopment #SDGs #UNESCO #CabodeGata #Njar
  • Oct 30 at 3:03 AM
    Did you know that the ''Day of the Dead'' is #IntangibleHeritage? Indeed, in 2008, the indigenous festivities dedicated to the dead (also known as ''Day of the Dead'') were inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. These festivities commemorate the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones. They take place each year at the end of October to the beginning of November. This period also marks the completion of the annual cycle of cultivation of maize, the countrys predominant food crop. Families facilitate the return of the souls to Earth by laying flower petals, candles and offerings along the path leading from the cemetery to their homes. The deceaseds favourite dishes are prepared and placed around the home shrine and the tomb alongside flowers and typical handicrafts, such as paper cut-outs. Great care is taken with all aspects of the preparations, for it is believed that the dead are capable of bringing prosperity (e.g. an abundant maize harvest) or misfortune (e.g. illness, accidents, financial difficulties) upon their families depending on how satisfactorily the rituals are executed. The dead are divided into several categories according to cause of death, age, sex and, in some cases, profession. A specific day of worship, determined by these categories, is designated for each deceased person. This encounter between the living and the dead affirms the role of the individual within society and contributes to reinforcing the political and social status of Mexicos indigenous communities. The Day of the Dead celebration holds great significance in the life of Mexicos indigenous communities. The fusion of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Catholic feasts brings together two universes, one marked by indigenous belief systems, the other by worldviews introduced by the Europeans in the sixteenth century. #Heritage #CulturalHeritage #Mexico #MexicanHeritage #DayOfTheDead #Culture #UNESCO #unite4heritage Photo: Day of the Dead parade in Mxico city. Photo Credit: Dina Julayeva / Shutterstock.com
  • Oct 28 at 5:34 AM
    Did you know that ""Alhambra"" comes originally from the Arabic al-Hamr and means, literally, ""the red one""? Actually, Granada''s Alhambra full name is ''al-Qal`a al-hamr'', which means ""Red fortress"", and reflects the color of the red clay of the surroundings of which the fort is made. Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycn, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. To the east of the Alhambra fortress and residence are the magnificent gardens of the Generalife, the former rural residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. The residential district of the Albaycn is a rich repository of Moorish vernacular architecture, into which the traditional Andalusian architecture blends harmoniously. #Alhambra #Spain #Granada #WorldHeritage #Andaluca #History #Culture
  • Oct 23 at 2:37 AM
    Everybody has heard about @unesco''s World Heritage, but what about Intangible Heritage? Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts. While fragile, intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalization. An understanding of the intangible cultural heritage of different communities helps with intercultural dialogue, and encourages mutual respect for other ways of life. #IntangibleHeritage #CulturalHeritage #Culture #Traditions #Arts #Dialogue #unite4heritage #UNESCO

Nov 1, 3:29 AM

Would you like to join us for a little trip? And here we are! Welcome to Cabo de Gata-Nijar :), a Spanish biosphere reserve located in the extreme southeast of the Iberian Peninsula in the most arid part of Europe. It covers 46,000 hectares, of which 12,000 hectares are in the marine zone to a depth of 60 meters. Its volcanic rocks characterize the landscape and Mediterranean plant communities such as cornical (Periploca laevigata ) tomillares (Labiatae) and halophytic matorral adapted to drought which have a high floristic diversity and are considered a priority for conservation at the European and Mediterranean levels. Cabo de Gata Sierra is one of the main European volcanic mountain massifs. It stretches to the coast with cliffs over 100 m high, edged with salt flats and chains of fixed sand dunes. Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Each reserve promotes solutions reconciling the conservation of biodiversity with its sustainable use. #BiosphereReserves #Biodiversity #SustainableDevelopment #SDGs #UNESCO #CabodeGata #Njar

Oct 30, 3:03 AM

Did you know that the ''Day of the Dead'' is #IntangibleHeritage? Indeed, in 2008, the indigenous festivities dedicated to the dead (also known as ''Day of the Dead'') were inscribed on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO. These festivities commemorate the transitory return to Earth of deceased relatives and loved ones. They take place each year at the end of October to the beginning of November. This period also marks the completion of the annual cycle of cultivation of maize, the countrys predominant food crop. Families facilitate the return of the souls to Earth by laying flower petals, candles and offerings along the path leading from the cemetery to their homes. The deceaseds favourite dishes are prepared and placed around the home shrine and the tomb alongside flowers and typical handicrafts, such as paper cut-outs. Great care is taken with all aspects of the preparations, for it is believed that the dead are capable of bringing prosperity (e.g. an abundant maize harvest) or misfortune (e.g. illness, accidents, financial difficulties) upon their families depending on how satisfactorily the rituals are executed. The dead are divided into several categories according to cause of death, age, sex and, in some cases, profession. A specific day of worship, determined by these categories, is designated for each deceased person. This encounter between the living and the dead affirms the role of the individual within society and contributes to reinforcing the political and social status of Mexicos indigenous communities. The Day of the Dead celebration holds great significance in the life of Mexicos indigenous communities. The fusion of pre-Hispanic religious rites and Catholic feasts brings together two universes, one marked by indigenous belief systems, the other by worldviews introduced by the Europeans in the sixteenth century. #Heritage #CulturalHeritage #Mexico #MexicanHeritage #DayOfTheDead #Culture #UNESCO #unite4heritage Photo: Day of the Dead parade in Mxico city. Photo Credit: Dina Julayeva / Shutterstock.com

Oct 28, 5:34 AM

Did you know that ""Alhambra"" comes originally from the Arabic al-Hamr and means, literally, ""the red one""? Actually, Granada''s Alhambra full name is ''al-Qal`a al-hamr'', which means ""Red fortress"", and reflects the color of the red clay of the surroundings of which the fort is made. Rising above the modern lower town, the Alhambra and the Albaycn, situated on two adjacent hills, form the medieval part of Granada. To the east of the Alhambra fortress and residence are the magnificent gardens of the Generalife, the former rural residence of the emirs who ruled this part of Spain in the 13th and 14th centuries. The residential district of the Albaycn is a rich repository of Moorish vernacular architecture, into which the traditional Andalusian architecture blends harmoniously. #Alhambra #Spain #Granada #WorldHeritage #Andaluca #History #Culture

Oct 23, 2:37 AM

Everybody has heard about @unesco''s World Heritage, but what about Intangible Heritage? Cultural heritage does not end at monuments and collections of objects. It also includes traditions or living expressions inherited from our ancestors and passed on to our descendants, such as oral traditions, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and practices concerning nature and the universe or the knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts. While fragile, intangible cultural heritage is an important factor in maintaining cultural diversity in the face of growing globalization. An understanding of the intangible cultural heritage of different communities helps with intercultural dialogue, and encourages mutual respect for other ways of life. #IntangibleHeritage #CulturalHeritage #Culture #Traditions #Arts #Dialogue #unite4heritage #UNESCO