An independent international jury of media professionals recommended unanimously Mr. Isaak in recognition of his courage, resistance and commitment to freedom of expression. Mr. Isaak was arrested in a crackdown on the media that occurred in September 2001. The last time he was heard from was in 2005. His present location is unknown. Find out more: on.unesco.org/2nOvHQm
Are you a professional photographer? Do you have pictures of journalists while doing their job and, in particular, related to issues such as the safety of journalists and the fight to end the impunity for crimes against them? Then we want to hear from you! Find out more here >> http://on.unesco.org/2nbgQ2L
Dive into a breathtaking trip to Papahānaumokuākea, a #WorldHeritage site in #Hawaii and one of the largest marine protected areas in the world. A place full of life and secrets yet to be discovered. Find out more: http://on.unesco.org/2nsaycK
Is wastewater a sustainable and safe source of water? Yes, indeed. This is the main conclusion of the 2017 UN World Water Development Report 'Wastewater, the untapped resource'. This report demonstrates how improved wastewater management generates social, environmental and economic benefits essential for sustainable development. Do you want to know more about it? Click here: http://on.unesco.org/2o3QVqr
Meet Professor Michelle Simmons, one of the five 2017 L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women In Science Award laureates. Simmons is working on what can be described as the computers of the future: quantum computers. Learn more about her fascinating work here: on.unesco.org/2o3THQm
UNESCO's recent publication “Terrorism and the Media: A Handbook for Journalists” lays out a framework for media coverage on terror attacks, urging reportage that is fact based, independent and free from sensationalism and fear-mongering. Full story: http://on.unesco.org/2o7dPy4
Over 80% of the world’s wastewater – and over 95% in some least developed countries – is released to the environment without treatment. Pollution from untreated wastewater has adverse effects on human health: 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces. Improved wastewater management generates social, environmental and economic benefits essential to health, well-being, water security and achieving sustainable development. Find out more: http://on.unesco.org/2o3QVqr
Wastewater can be a cost effective and sustainable source of freshwater. In a world where demands for freshwater are continuously growing, and where limited water resources are increasingly stressed by over-abstraction, pollution and climate change, neglecting the opportunities arising from improved wastewater management is nothing less than unthinkable. Find out more about turning waste into a resource http://on.unesco.org/2o3QVqr
From 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to Journey to the Center of the Earth to Around the World in 80 Days and through dozens of other works, Jules Verne created a world of wonder and adventure, where the improbable and maybe even the unbelievable seemed not only plausible, but desirable. March 24th marks the 112th anniversary of the death of the celebrated French writer, whose imagination fueled countless dreams.
The UNESCO Courier, which will soon return to publication and online, took a closer at the novelist, poet and playwright in two different editions in 1978 http://on.unesco.org/2n2yX7p and 1984 http://on.unesco.org/2n0n7dv
In the spirit of Jules Verne, join us for a journey back in time, courtesy of the Courier.
Resolution 2347 is the first ever resolution adopted by the Security Council to focus on Cultural heritage. The unanimous support to the Resolution reflects a new recognition of the importance of heritage protection for peace and security. "Weapons are not enough to defeat violent extremism. Building peace requires culture also; it requires education, prevention, and the transmission of heritage. This is the message of this historic resolution", said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova.
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