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Killing of Journalist Widad Hussein Ali

Date: 17-08-2016 10:28
Director-General condemns killing of journalist Widad Hussein Ali in Iraqi Kurdistan  The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today urged an investigation into the killing of Widad Hussein Ali, a freelance news journalist, in Iraqi Kurdistan on 13 August. “I condemn the murder of Widad Hussein Ali,” the Director-General said. “I call o ...read full article ››

World Heritage in the High Seas

Date: 17-08-2016 10:24
World Heritage in the High Seas: An Idea Whose Time has Come Sunken coral islands, floating rainforests, or giant undersea volcanoes: none of these sites can be inscribed on the World Heritage List because they are found in the High Seas, outside of any national jurisdiction. A report published by UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre and International Union for Conse ...read full article ››

“Empowering teachers

Date: 29-08-2015 09:14
“Empowering teachers, building sustainable societies” is the World Teachers’ Day slogan for 2015   This year’s World Teachers’ Day (WTD) celebrations on October 5 highlight the importance of empowering teachers as a critical step towards quality education and sustainable societies. WTD acknowledge that teachers are not only inst ...read full article ››

World experts discuss ‘man and nature’ parks

Date: 18-03-2015 11:34
On the occasion of the UNESCO National Commission’s 50th anniversary and UNESCO’s 70th anniversary this year, Malta’s  National Commission is hosting a major conference on best practices in island and coastal biosphere reserves from the 24th to the 26th March. Biodiversity experts from the five continents will be meeting at the Corinthia Palace Hot ...read full article ››

Director-General in Iraq

Date: 09-11-2014 10:37
Director-General denounces cultural cleansing during visit to Iraq The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, visited Baghdad and Erbil on 2 November, to stand with the people and Government of Iraq in the face of attacks by radical extremists on minority groups and against the country’s cultural and religious heritage. The visit followed two recent decisions ...read full article ››

Irina Bokova condems killing of Journalist

Date: 18-09-2014 19:10
Director-General condemns killing of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff   The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today expressed shock at the killing of Steven Sotloff and called for the immediate release of all civilian hostages held by militant groups in Syria. “I condemn deeply the execution of Steven Sotloff,” said the Director-General. &l ...read full article ››

UNESCO denounces murder of American

Date: 18-09-2014 19:06
UNESCO Director-General denounces murder of American reporter James Foley in Syria and calls for release of all other journalists held captive there   UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova today condemned the murder of American journalist James Foley. Mr Foley was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012. A video of his execution was posted on the internet. &ldquo ...read full article ››

Thirteen sites added to Biosphere Reserves

Date: 17-06-2014 12:39
Thirteen sites added to UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves   Thirteen new sites have been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves, which now numbers 631 sites in 119 countries, including 14 transboundary sites. The new biosphere reserves were designated by the International Coordinating Council of the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere ...read full article ››

Planting of rare tree at San Anton Palace

Date: 09-03-2014 13:47
Members of the National Commission of UNESCO together with the Commission's chairman, Professor Henry Frendo, gathered round on Saturday 8th March to plant a rare indigenous tree in the Kitchen Garden of San Anton Palace in Attard.  (More information is available in Member's section under 'Activities' and photographs in the Gallery section)

Awards for Women in Science - 2014

Date: 07-03-2014 16:37
16th Annual L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science - 2014   Each year, five outstanding women scientists – one per continent – are honoured for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. Each woman represents a unique career path combining exceptional talent, a deep commitment ...read full article ››

UNESCO launches new website

Date: 19-02-2014 10:02
UNESCO launches new website on “Working with Development Partners to Promote Freedom of Expression” Promoting an enabling environment for freedom of expression in the Arab region. Building capacity of mass media institutions in Myanmar. Supporting media accountability in South East Europe and Turkey. These are just a few of the many projects UNESCO is leading ...read full article ››

International Mother Language Day

Date: 16-02-2014 18:43
International Mother Language Day   21 February Local languages for Global Citizenship: Spotlight on Science UNESCO’s position towards multilingual education is strengthened as part of its efforts to promote global citizenship education. According to UNESCO, "Education for Global Citizenship aims to enable learners to play an active role in both the lo ...read full article ››

Journalist Safety

Date: 10-01-2014 10:29
UN General Assembly adopts resolution on journalist safety and proclaims 2 November as International Day to End Impunity The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the Resolution on Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity at its 68th Session on 18 December 2013. This landmark Resolution “condemns unequivocally all attacks and violence against jour ...read full article ››

37th session of General Conference ....

Date: 24-11-2013 13:34
37th session of General Conference sets the compass for UNESCO from 2014 to 2021 UNESCO’s General Conference has set the direction for UNESCO’s work over the next eight years. The new Medium Term Strategy (2014-2021) adopted by the Conference positions UNESCO to play a leadership role in defining the development objectives that will replace the Millennium D ...read full article ››

Irina Bokova regrets loss of US voting rights

Date: 18-11-2013 16:00
© UNESCO/Emilien Urbano - Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General Legislation from the 1990s has prevented the United States of America from paying dues to UNESCO since the Organization voted to admit Palestine in 2011. Member States that do not pay dues for two years lose their right to vote in UNESCO’s General Conference. That rule came into effect f ...read full article ››

UNESCO General Conference elects Irina Bokova...

Date: 18-11-2013 15:56
UNESCO General Conference elects Irina Bokova for second term as Director-General UNESCO’s General Conference today elected Irina Bokova for a second four-year term as Director-General of the Organization. She was nominated for the position by UNESCO’s Executive Board on 4 October. Born on 12 July 1952 in Sofia (Bulgaria), Irina Bokova was firs ...read full article ››

New Website Launched

Date: 02-11-2013 20:08
In its efforts to strengthen the presence of the UNESCO Commission in Malta, the Maltese Commission has today launched a refurbished website which contains new features and information.

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