Presentation of the World Water Development Report 2022 to the European Parliament
On 25 March the UNESCO World Water Assessement Programme WWAP and MEP Water Group organized the annual event to present the conclusions of the World Water Development Report 2022 at the European Parliament
Culture: UNESCO and Abu Dhabi launch a new report on the economic impact of COVID-19: Pandemic cost culture up to 40% in lost revenue and over 10 million jobs
UNESCO and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi today launch the copublication Culture in Times of COVID19 Resilience Recovery and Revival giving a global overview of the impact of the pandemic on the culture sector since March 2020 and outlining directions for its revival
Launch of the Italian translation of the UN World Water Development Report 2022
The translation of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2022 in Italian was presented on 22 March on occasion of World Water Day
Groundwater challenges and opportunities: the Water Hack at EXPO Dubai
A Water Hackathon was organized for young students on World Water Day at EXPO Dubai by the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme and the Italian Ministry of Education
UNESCO offers concrete support to Small Island Developing States to monitor policies for creativity
In 2022 UNESCO launched a capacitybuilding programme to support Small Island Developing States SIDS in monitoring and developing policies for creativity
UNESCO: We must protect artists and defend the right to freedom of expression!
When artists dare to challenge social norms champion human rights or give a voice to the voiceless they often face consequences They can encounter threats harassment censorship and even physical attacks because of their work Sometimes they are forced to flee their homes or even countries because their lives are in danger
The 2023 Call for Nominations for the UNESCO-Bangladesh Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman International Prize for the Creative Economy is now open !
Recognizing and investing in initiatives that help foster creativity innovation and youth entrepreneurship is key to supporting creative talents and giving them greater access to new opportunities and markets
Call for Expression of Interest for a National Expert (Uganda)
Technical assistance for the protection and promotion of the status of the artist and cultural professionals Deadline 9 November 2022
Launch of a publication
Let’s Get Talking: Launch of the UNESCO Framework for Enabling Intercultural Dialogue
Building capacities in the Arab region on "Valuing Water"
Following the launch of World Water Development Report WWDR 2021 Arabic in Cairo Water Week 2021 the UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme WWAP and UNESCO Doha Office with the financial support of the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz AlSaud Foundation and in cooperation with the Water Sciences and Technology Association WSTA Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture MEWA and the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council GCC SG are organizing an online training on the theme of the Report 2021 Valuing Water The training in Arabic will target countries that are in the UNESCO Doha Office cluster Contents of the training will be presented through four online sessions that will take place on 151621 and 22 February See the programme This training will be the fourth following the suit of the ones that took place in 2018 Cairo Egypt 2019 Beirut Lebanon and 2021 online Close to 200 water professionals directly benefitted from these capacity development activities
The 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly
The Assistant DirectorGeneral for UNESCO Natural Sciences Shamila NairBedouelle will address the UN members states and other participants in the 7th International Day of Women and Girls in Science Assembly taking place on 11 February 2022 in virtual format from UN Headquarters in New York The event organized by the Royal Academy of Science International Trust RASIT aims to recognize the role of women and girls in science not only as beneficiaries but also as agents of change including in view of accelerating progress towards the achievement of SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation The 7th Assembly on the theme Equity Diversity and Inclusion Water Unites Us will bring together women in science highlevel government officials representatives of international organizations and the private sector to discuss the water nexus in achieving sustainable development It will showcase best practices strategies applied solutions and experiences in addressing the SDG6 challenges and opportunities through the Cansu Global Media Room On this occasion the World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO will also take the floor presenting the work in water and gender with particular focus on the Call for Action to Accelerate Gender Equality in the Water Domain which can be considered a wakeup call for eliminating gender inequalities from the maledominated water sector in which women continues to be critically underrepresented Urgent action in this field will be key to the achievement of a watersecure world Several members of the Call for Action Multistakeholder Coalition will be speaking in different panels and conversation thereby highlighting the need to gendertransformative action and the relevance of the Call for Action Initiative to reaching this objective In Panel 1 Conversation 1 Women in Science for Water and Society Bridging Voices to Action Ms Silvia Rafaelli Senior Researcher Director of Centro Regional Litoral of the Argentina National Institute of Water will speak on her work and vision to achieve water security for all In Panel 1 Conversation 2 Reviving Peace through sciencebased water diplomacy Ms Mary Khimulu Chairperson of Kenya Water Sector Trust Fund Board of Directors will make an intervention regarding mediation in water disputes preventive diplomacy and transboundary water resources management In Panel 2 Conversation 2 Financing Innovative Scienceand Green Technologybased Water Solutions and Programs will see the participation of Ms Neeta Pokhrel Chief of Water Sector Group Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department of the Asian Development Bank She will discuss how to strike the balance between financing innovation and traditional knowledge in water projects and programmes See the agenda