UNESCO highlights the role of sports in fostering inclusion of persons with disabilities in Iran

On 16 December 2019, UNESCO Tehran Cluster Office co-organized an event for supporting the fruitful initiatives being developed by the Iranian government and national organizations aiming at fostering inclusion of persons with disabilities through sports and physical education. Numerous Iranian stakeholders joint UNESCO in the organization of this occasion, which was celebrated in the Olympic Academy of Iran: the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, Iranian National Olympic Committee, Iranian Paralympic Committee, Ministry of Sports and Youth, Municipality of Tehran, University of Tehran, Iranian Federation for the Disabled, Iranian Federation of…

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Eco-Warriors™ – The first ever Ecological game to be launched under UNESCO’s patronage across Africa

A Mobile Game that holds the potential to building ecological awareness among the younger generation of the Indian Ocean – That’s exactly what Eco-Warriors™ proposes to do. This social initiative by Panda & Wolf Holding has recently received the patronage of UNESCO and was launched in September in Madagascar, Reunion Island, Mauritius and Rodrigues Island. In the era of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics, it is becoming increasingly clear that digital technologies can play a crucial role in establishing a lasting impact on intergenerational consciousness. Looking at how our flora…

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UNESCO and Nara International Film Festival join forces to support women filmmakers from Africa

On 27th November, UNESCO Director-General met with Japanese film director Naomi Kawase, also director and founder of the Nara International Film Festival (NIFF), and President of Japan Foundation Hiroyasu Ando. They discussed a new joint initiative to promote women in creativity. “Mobility, whether for work, co-production, or participation in a residency, has become an integral part of the regular career of artists and culture professionals. UNESCO and Japan can play an active role in this regard,” said Ms Kawase. Designed as a two weeks immersive residency in Japan for 10…

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UNESCO launches a handbook for the media on how to report on violence against women and girls

On the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (link is external), and with the support from the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO, and in collaboration with France Médias Monde, UNESCO launched the publication “Reporting on Violence against Women and Girls: a Handbook for Journalists” on 22 November 2019 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The event aimed to encourage and stimulate reflection on media’s coverage of violence against women and girls, raise awareness among the audience on media’s potential…

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UNESCO and Expedia Group join forces in Sustainable Tourism Pledge

UNESCO and Expedia Group have signed a global agreement to promote sustainable tourism and heritage conservation through an industry-first Sustainable Tourism Pledge whose pilot phase will be launched in Thailand this year before going global. It is the first collaboration between UNESCO and a global online travel agency. The Sustainable Tourism Pledge requires tourism industry members to introduce concrete measures to eliminate single-use plastic and promote local culture. During its pilot phase in Thailand, it will be implemented in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), before expanding globally.…

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