Saturday, May 23, 2015

Even in Washington DC in Support of Tyre

International Association to Save Tyre
American Committee for Tyre

In Cooperation with
Congressman Charles Boustany
Invite you to an exceptional event
dedicated to the Phoenician Metropolis

Northeast Pavilion, Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street S.E., Washington, D.C. 20540
Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015
Symposium, Tyre Book Display, Reception

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Ancient Ruins at Palmyra Must Be Saved

UNESCO Director-General calls for immediate cessation of hostilities in #WorldHeritage Palmyra. “I am deeply concerned by the situation at the site of Palmyra. The fighting is putting at risk one of the most significant sites in the Middle East, and its civilian population” #Unite4Heritage 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Cultural Heritage is All Around Us

Cultural heritage is much more than buildings and monuments – it's something you find everywhere! From books and objects, to music and dance, to skills and cultural practices, why not share with UNESCO the examples of cultural heritage that are important to you? #Unite4Heritage — with René Friede.

Egypt and World Heritage

Egypt holds a special place in UNESCO's history. The country defined the gold standard in intl cooperation for safeguarding the common heritage of humanity - it's where the #WorldHeritage idea was born. This is precisely the spirit we need to instill today. Together we #Unite4Heritage to defeat extremism & hatred

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

UNESCO World Heritage Sites Can Be a Refuge for Great Apes

Infographic: Great apes occur in 16 #WorldHeritage sites, Sadly, many of the sites face extreme pressure from development & exploitation of natural resources. We must protect the sites from further degradation and loss of habitat to ensure the safeguarding of viable great ape populations all around the world.

Download high resolution version & learn more here:

Happy World Book and Copyright Day

Books – learning and reading -- have become targets for those who denigrate culture and education, who reject dialogue and tolerance. In recent months, we have seen attacks on children at school and the public burning of books.We must redouble efforts to promote the book, the pen, the computer, along with all forms of reading and writing, in order to fight illiteracy and poverty, to build sustainable societies, to strengthen the foundations of peace. April 23 is World Book & Copyright Day. #bookday

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Annual Meeting of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO.

The meeting with be held in the Loy Henderson Conference room at the Department of State on 

Friday, December 5, 2014 from 9:30am to 4:30pm

with a break for lunch at 12pm.  The meeting is open to the public so please feel free to share with interested parties. Anyone planning on attending must RSVP’s to in order to facilitate entry into the building.

U.S. Ambassador Crystal Nix-Hines is scheduled to speak with the Commission and discuss U.S. engagement with UNESCO along with her priorities.

State Department UNESCO watchers also look forward to discussing UNESCO programs and partnerships continuing to grow in the U.S. such as World Heritage, Creative Cities, the University/UNITWIN Chair Program and the Category II Centers.  

We all are looking forward to the 70th Anniversary of UNESCO and how to best participate as a community.

University World Heritage Programs

UNESCO's World Heritage Center identifies several universities offering World Heritage programs:

  • Cameroon: Ecole de faune de Garoua/Garoua Wildlife School
  • United Republic of Tanzania: Mweka College of African Wildlife Management
Asia and the Pacific
  • Japan: Tsukuba University
  • Australia: Deakin University (Melbourne)
Europe and North America
The University of California, Merced also has a World Heritage Program

Some additional sites were listed in my post in 2013.