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June 2016
Contents

  • UNESCO Green Citizens Project, ‘Pathfinders for Change’
  • 12 August 2016 – International Youth Day
  • 6 September 2016 – Launch of the 2016 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report “Education for People and Planet: Creating Sustainable Futures for All”
  • 8 September 2016 – International Literacy Day
  • 19-20 September 2016 – UNESCO International Conference “Preventing Violent Extremism through Education: Taking Action”, New Delhi, India
  • UNESCO Publications
  •     Entitled Re-Shaping Cultural Policies, UNESCO’s first Global Report on the implementation and impact of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, analyzes global trends and challenges in four main areas of intervention covered by the Convention:  sustainable systems of governance for culture; trade and flows of cultural goods and services, as well as mobility of artists and cultural professionals; culture in sustainable development frameworks; and human rights and fundamental freedoms. Published in English and French, it is available under this link.

  • UNESCO and DeAgostini Libri published the new edition of the UNESCO World Heritage Atlas. This atlas presents colour maps for each region of the world; beautiful fold-out maps with enlarged areas featuring detailed information and colour images of the sites; and an index of site names and descriptions. It is available in English, French and Spanish. For the English version please click here.

  • The report World Heritage and Tourism in a Changing Climate provides an overview of the increasing vulnerability of World Heritage sites to climate change impacts and the potential implications for and of global tourism. It also examines how climate change is likely to exacerbate problems caused by unplanned tourism development and uncontrolled or poorly managed visitor access, as well as other threats and stresses. It documents climate impacts at iconic tourism sites including Venice, Stonehenge and the Galapagos Islands and other World Heritage sites such as South Africa’s Cape Floral Kingdom; the port city of Cartagena, Colombia; and Shiretoko National Park in Japan. It is available in English only under this link.

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