UNESCO 70 LogoOnce a month, the UNESCO Assistant Director-General for External Relations and Public Information sends a letter to Non-Governmental Organizations, official partners of UNESCO. As ACUNS holds Associate Status with UNESCO, these letters are shared on the ACUNS website.

January 2017

  • 02 February 2017 – World Radio Day
  • 15-16 February 2017 – Knowledge Forum on Water Security and Climate Change, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
  • 21 February 2017 – International Mother Language Day
  • 28 February – 3 March 2017 – African Regional Conference on Humanities, Bamako, Mali
  • UNESCO Publications
  • Launched in December at UNESCO Headquarters during a high-level panel on “Targeting Heritage: in search of new paradigms – save heritage through dialogue”, the new Military Manual on Protection of Cultural Property is intended to be used by all governments to enhance the capacity of their military to address the new challenges of protecting cultural property in times of conflict. This publication is the first-of-its kind training tool published by UNESCO with the support of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (Sanremo, Italy) and funded by the Republic of Azerbaijan. The Manual is available in English only under this link.

  • UNESCO, in collaboration with UN Women, published the Global Guidance on Addressing School-related Gender-based Violence, providing key information to governments, policy-makers, teachers, practitioners and civil society who wish to take concrete action against school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV). The publication introduces approaches, methodologies, tools and resources that have shown positive results in preventing and responding to SRGBV, and it is available in English only under this link.

  • Human rights and encryption is the eighth title in the UNESCO series on Internet Freedom, aiming to explore the changing legal and policy issues of Internet. Launched at the 11th Internet Governance Forum (Guadalajara, Mexico, 6-9 December 2016), the study addresses the relevance of encryption to human rights in the media and communications field and offers policy recommendations for state practice and other stakeholders. Available in English only, you can find this publication under this link.

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Feature Image Credit “Una porta de paraules / A gate of words” by SBA73