Germany: When students become ‘Fair Trade entrepreneurs’ — By Petra Schönhöfer on Goethe de | 500 educational establishments involved in the UNESCO Action Porogramme on ‘Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)’.

Sustainability and climate protection start in daily life, and they are something children can learn. Educational establishments all over Germany are involved in UNESCO’s Global Action Programme on Education for Sustainable Development – and schools are foremost among them. When stomachs rumble at the Erich Kästner School in Ladenburg, Baden-Württemberg, students buy snacks at the…

Germany: “kulturweit” international cultural volunteer programme | Since 2009, 2700 volunteers has been awarded the QUIFD (Agency for Quality in Volunteer Services) quality seal

“kulturweit” is an international volunteer programme devoted to cultural relations and education policy and is aimed at everyone aged between 18 and 26. The programme gives young people a tangible and practical insight into their global responsibility. They work in cultural and educational institutions across the world as part of the volunteer service of the…

Dubai: Artworks on Syria’s history and diversity on show — Gulf News com

Dubai: Artefacts and artworks depicting Syria’s history in the ‘And the Conversation Continues, Syria: A Living History From the Atassi Collection,’ art exhibition were on display in the Ismaili Centre Dubai. The exhibition marks the fourth year of partnership between Art Dubai, The Aga Khan Museum, the Consulate General of Canada in Dubai and the…

How a 2,700-year-old piece of papyrus super-charged the debate over UNESCO and Jerusalem —By Michael Langlois on Conversation com

 November 15, 2016  Jerusalem is mentioned on this 2,700-year-old papyrus. Shai Halevi/IAA On October 26 2016, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) unveiled a 2,700-year-old papyrus that mentions the city of Jerusalem. The papyrus was not found during official excavations so its origin is uncertain. It is said to come from one of the numerous caves…

“Why did the Taliban destroy our school?” – Report from FATA by Sami Ullah of SAWERA on Safe World for Women org

Girls’ High School, Mohmand Agency, FATA. Literacy Status & Community: Government Tendency Towards Education in Tribal Areas of Pakistan Report and photos by Sami Ullah, Programme Coordinator, SAWERA ©   Most girls in Pakistan have never been to school FATA Education is considered a primary development indicator and an important aspect of the Millennium Development…

Water Discovery Brings Hope to Arid Kenya Region — Voice of America news com

FILE – An aerial view shows an arid, deserted traditional Turkana village in the northwestern Samburu district of northern Kenya, November NAIROBI — Satellite technology has revealed that the drought-stricken Turkana region of northern Kenya lies atop two giant underground lakes, or aquifers.  Estimates indicate the finds could solve the barren region’s water problems and…

"Culture opens new avenues for development," says the Director-General at the Hangzhou Congress —UNESCO Media service

©UNESCO/Matthieu Guevel -UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova, speaking at the opening session of the International Hangzhou Congress, China, May 2013. “The power of culture must be recognized as a pillar for sustainable development, and this is why we are here,” said the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, at the opening of the International Congress of Hangzhou…

Simerg com’s article and photos on His Highness the Aga Khan Delivers Keynote Address at UNESCO Conference in Hangzhou, People’s Republic of China

“snip” This was was underscored by His Highness the Aga Khan in his address when he said, “I also want to recognise the important work that China has been doing, in cooperation with UNESCO and through its own advances in cultural development.” Location of Hangzhou in the People’s Republic of China. Map: Wikipedia The congress…

Das traditionelle Handwerk Afghanistans — Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung ( In German language only)

By: Mohammad Ali Karimi Reichtum und Vielfalt der afghanischen Kultur zeigen sich am deutlichsten im traditionellen Handwerk des Landes. Teppiche, Filzerzeugnisse, Stickerei und Nadelmalerei machten einst mit ihrer bunten Pracht die afghanischen Basare zu den lebhaftesten Orten auf der Route der Seidenstraße. Heute ist nichts mehr von jener goldenen Zeit geblieben. Dabei könnte gerade das…

Gate of 15th-century Timbuktu mosque destroyed – Press TV News

A still from a video showing members of the Ansar Dine extremist group destroying the gate of the Sidi Yahya Mosque in Timbuktu, Mali, on July 2, 2012. Members of the Ansar Dine extremist group have destroyed the gate of a 15th-century mosque in the UNESCO-listed city of Timbuktu in the West African nation of…

What the UNESCO vote on Palestine really means for the UN – by Ziad Khalil Abu Zayyad at CG News service

Jerusalem – In a development that gave the Palestinian leadership a significant hand up, the United Nation’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) became the first international organisation to admit Palestine as a full member last week despite strong opposition from several member countries. This is the first reward for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ efforts…