Did you know that still today 32 million girls of primary school age are not in school? Many young girls, like Francisca, will be able to go to school and follow their dreams in one of the two UNESCO Malala Centers, as part of the new UNESCO/Malala Fund project in Guatemala. Francisca dreams of becoming a chef.
What do/did you dream of becoming after school? Meet Francisca and learn more about this project http://on.unesco.org/2zSdaqn
Call for Projects: Volunteer for World Heritage!
See how your organisation or institution can participate and contribute to the protection of our shared heritage ➡️http://on.unesco.org/2zJ1ngl
#WorldHeritage #UNESCO #Volunteering
In 2017, the struggle to protect and conserve the environment against the consequences of climate change continues with more determination than ever before. In the recently concluded General Conference, the Member States adopted a Declaration of Ethical Principles in relation to Climate Change recognizing that, in essence, climate change is a matter of ethics.
For this reason, we wanted to recover an extract from the interview that the Uruguayan writer, Eduardo Galeano, granted to The Unesco Courier in January 2001. It has been 16 years, but his words continue to hold great significance today:
"Five centuries ago, people in Latin America were taught to separate nature from Man—or so-called Man—which in fact meant men and women. Nature was placed on one side, human beings on the other. The same divorce took place the world over. Many of the indigenous people burned alive for worshipping idols were simply the environmentalists of their time who were practicing the only kind of ecology that seems worthwhile to me— an ecology of communion with nature. Harmony with nature and a communal approach to life ensured the survival of ancient indigenous values despite five centuries of persecution and contempt. For centuries, nature was seen as a beast that had to be tamed—as a foreign enemy and a traitor. Now that we’re all “ greens,” thanks to deceitful advertising based on words rather than deeds, nature has become something to be protected. But whether nature is to be protected or mastered and exploited for profit, it’s still seen as separate from us. We have to recover this sense of communion with nature. Nature is not a landscape; it’s something inside us, something we live with. "
You can find the full interview here: http://on.unesco.org/2AW44sP
This extract is also found in "70 Quotes for Peace", a UNESCO work published in 2015 on the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the organization.
If you want to know more about the work of UNESCO in the area of science and environment, visit: http://on.unesco.org/2j1aKxM and http://on.unesco.org/2zamjNY
#UNESCO #EduardoGaleano #QuotesforPeace #Ecology #Uruguay #Indigenous #SustainableDevelopment #Nature #LatinAmerica #COP23 #UnescoCourier
#Unite4Heritage by entering the @WikiLovesAfrica competition in November.
Share on @Wikipedia your photos, video & audio of people at work in #Africa http://on.unesco.org/2yGqfWj
To achieve the #ParisAgreement on climate, we need to start with education! At COP23, UNESCO is supporting a series of side-events to highlight the importance of educating and raising awareness on climate change. Learn more about UNESCO’s work here: http://on.unesco.org/2htBwhW #COP23 #EduDay
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A great inspiring grass roots initiative in India, watch the story!
To know more about the #Unite4Heritage movement:
November 16 is International Day for Tolerance.
Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.
Across the world, societies are undergoing deep transformation, just as globalisation is accelerating. This is opening vast opportunities for dialogue and exchange. It is also raising new challenges, sharpened by inequality and poverty, enduring conflicts and movements of people. We see today the rise of exclusive politics and discourses of division. We see diversity being rejected as a source of weakness. We see myths of ‘pure’ cultures of lore being gloried,
In this context, tolerance must be more than indifference and the passive acceptance of others. Tolerance must be seen as an act of liberation, whereby the differences of others are accepted as the same as our own. This means respecting the great diversity of humanity on the basis of human rights. It means reaching out to others across new bridges of dialogue. This means standing up to all forms of racism, hatred and discrimination, because discrimination against one is discrimination against all.
Join us today in celebrating #ToleranceDay!
#Tolerance #UNESCO #HumanRights #Diversity #Freedom #Justice #Equality
The migrant crisis points to the tribalist isolationism that can be found at the origin of what the philosopher Souleymane Bachir Diagne calls the "crisis in our idea of humanity". Diagne takes us on a philosophical journey through current issues, along the lines of Bergsonian thought.
📰 Philosophy versus tribalism ➡️http://on.unesco.org/2ikQMyi
🏛️ #PhilosophyDay ➡️ http://on.unesco.org/2zCWUMl
#Philosophy #UNESCO #UNESCOCourier
Every day, we must build new bridges of tolerance, trust & understanding.
16 November is International Day for Tolerance!
ℹ️ ➡️ http://on.unesco.org/2eycTkT #ToleranceDay
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