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From commitments to action for nature: UNESCO at the UN Environment Assembly
During the resumed fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly UNEA52 in Nairobi Kenya Ms Shamila NairBedouelle Assistant DirectorGeneral for Natural Sciences of UNESCO reaffirmed the Organizations headline commitment at a side event on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration from commitments to action for nature on 28 February 2022
Supporting Sustainable Rural Regeneration
Cultural and natural heritage in all its manifestations are pillars of the identity cohesion and wellbeing of communities The transformative power of cultural and natural heritage is increasingly recognized as a key enabler for sustainable development particularly in rural areas facing chronic economic social and environmental challenges UNESCO organized a conference on Sustainable Rural Regeneration in June 2022 to foster knowledge exchange and reflections on the future of rural development in Europe and beyond
How to strengthen social inclusion through artistic practice in Chad?
The arts have proven to be a powerful tool to support reconciliation rehabilitation and reintegration Many reports highlight the transformative power of art when working with populations with populations whose rights are denigrated Artistic activities are a powerful vector of social integration connecting people across their differences They can help people to look forward to a new life and a better future
Migration and inclusive societies
UNESCO places emphasis on the human face of migration It addresses the implications of the movement of people within its fields of competence firmly embedding its interventions in a human rights framework
Ocean: UNESCO launches emergency plan to boost World Heritage-listed reefs’ resilience
All World Heritagelisted reefs are at risk of disappearing by the end of this century On the occasion of the Our Ocean Conference in Palau Audrey Azoulay UNESCO DirectorGeneral announces an emergency plan to give them the best chance of survival with the support of the Global Fund for Coral Reefs She also calls for an international mobilization to prevent coral reef extinction
"Arab Latinos!" initiative promotes intercultural dialogue for social cohesion
Building on the centuriesold ties between the Arab region and Latin America and the Caribbean UNESCO organized the first expert meeting on Arab Latinos in São Paulo Brazil on 22 August 2022 The main purpose of this initiative of UNESCO Social and Human Sciences Sector is to encourage intercultural dialogue and tolerance for social cohesion