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The Multimedia Archives service also provides storage for physical and electronic audio-visual records, assuring in the process their safeguarding and preservation, as well as facilitating the search, retrieval and consultation of these records through the Internet, or on-site in the Archives reading room.

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2021 International Jazz Day Virtual Global Concert
2021 International Jazz Day Virtual Global Concert

2021 International Jazz Day Virtual Global Concert

The 2021 All-Star Global Concert will feature an historic lineup of performances by some of the world’s greatest jazz masters. For the first time ever, in ho...


Thank you UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, Herbie Hancock for making your dream into a reality 10 years ago! Now, more than 190 countries around the world celebrate International Jazz Day which culminates in the All-Star Global Concert (5PM EDT) made possible in part by Toyota USA and United Celebrate #JazzDay10 #April30

Joyeuse Journée de la radio!Avec les nouvelles technologies, la radio s’est adaptée à nos comportements et modes de vie ...
WRD 2021 - Innovation

Joyeuse Journée de la radio!
Avec les nouvelles technologies, la radio s’est adaptée à nos comportements et modes de vie actuels. Média de la mobilité, la radio est devenue multiplateformes, accessible à tous et partout.
Ensemble fêtons la 10ème édition de la Journée mondiale de la radio sur http://www.journeemondialedelaradio.org et sur les réseaux sociaux #Journeemondialedelaradio #nouveaumondenouvelleradio

With new technologies, radio has adapted to our current behaviors and lifestyles. As a medium of mobility, radio has become multi-platform, accessible to everyone and everywhere. Together let's celebrate the 10th edition of World Radio Day on http://www.worldradioday.org and on social networks #Worl...


It is with great sadness we announce the great #ChickCorea has died at the age of 79. “I want to thank all of those along my journey who have helped keep the music fires burning bright. It is my hope that those who have an inkling to play, write, perform or otherwise, do so. If not for yourself then for the rest of us. It’s not only that the world needs more artists, it’s also just a lot of fun." Chick Corea who performed at International Jazz Day at The Obama White House on April 30, 2016. His music will live on forever
📸 Steve Mundinger



Join us for a Facebook Live interview on racism and inequalities with Martin Luther King III, an American human rights advocate and community activist and the eldest son of the legendary Martin Luther King, Jr. In addition to the devastating health consequences of COVID-19 for ethnic minorities, there has been a significant increase in racial abuse, harassment and violence. More than ever, we need to #FightRacism and #StandUp4HumanRights. Tune in for our live interview to learn how! Learn more on what UNESCO is doing to tackle racism and to promote human rights: on.unesco.org/fosteringrights

The Unesco Courier

The Unesco Courier

It is estimated that the illegal trade in cultural goods is the third-largest international criminal activity – after drugs and arms trafficking.

Read what we're up to in our fight against the illicit trafficking of cultural goods in the latest issue of The Unesco Courier: https://on.unesco.org/3nRuq7C

The Unesco Courier

The Unesco Courier

People with disabilities are disproportionately affected by the health, social and economic consequences of the global COVID-19 pandemic. We need to strengthen our collective efforts for universal access to essential services, including immediate health and social protection, education, digital infrastructure, accessible information, employment and other socio-cultural opportunities in order to ensure that persons with disabilities are not left behind in times of crisis and beyond.

Ahead of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, stand up for their rights & inclusion: http://on.unesco.org/2AnyRAK #ThisAbility #IDPD

The Unesco Courier

The Unesco Courier

Audiovisual heritage is more than just moving images or sounds – it's a part of our identity.

On World #AudiovisualHeritageDay, let’s keep on discovering and sharing the heritage that that connects our past, present and future and makes us who we are!

Read more: https://on.unesco.org/2EFTH26

The Unesco Courier

The Unesco Courier

What does a new, more resilient economic system for the creative sector look like? The special UNESCO debate explore lessons learned, current needs and future initiatives to reinforce the status of the artist, cultural professionals and civil society. Join us and celebrate diversity and culture through the lens of UNESCO instruments for creativity. More information: https://on.unesco.org/3jUb4fV #ResiliArt #ShareCulture

The Unesco Courier

The Unesco Courier

Argentinian cartoonist Quino passed today aged 88. Joaquín Salvador Lavado, better known as Quino, won an international reputation with his Mafalda series, which shows the adult world as seen through the eyes of children. Its main character, an inquisitive girl who is always asking awkward questions and worries about world peace, has featured in ten books, which have been translated into over 20 languages and published in newspapers and magazines in many parts of the world.

Burnt out by the pressure of having to come up with new ideas every week, Quino decided to stop drawing Mafalda in 1973, and spend more time on other projects that give free rein to the caustic humour that has always been his hallmark. Meticulously executed in black and white and packed with telling details, his drawings focus on power relationships, social inequalities and environmental degradation. In short, on all kinds of issues that, as he readily admits, “have nothing funny about them.”

Today we bid farwell to possibly the greatest Latin American cartoonist of the 20th century. To pay tribute to his memory, we invite you to read this interview with Quino published in The Unesco Courier in 2000: https://on.unesco.org/36m5leS

The Unesco Courier

The Unesco Courier

✨Culture brings us together, gives us hope & makes us more resilient✨

#COVID19 may have changed the way we #ShareOurHeritage, but culture & creativity never stop.

See how tourism & culture sectors support local communities during the crisis: https://on.unesco.org/3mNlNL5 #WTD2020

UNESCO Next Normal Campaign

Campagne UNESCO Le prochain normal
La campagne s’inscrit dans le cadre d’un effort plus large de l’UNESCO visant à concevoir le monde à venir, au travers d’initiatives tels que le Forum UNESCO, laboratoire d’idées réunissant des intellectuels de premier plan, le mouvement ResiliArt, lieu virtuel de débat sur l’avenir de la culture et des industries culturelles, le réseau de littératie du futur, le programme des Futurs de l’éducation ou encore les recommandations mondiales en faveur de la science ouverte et celles sur l’éthique de l’intelligence artificielle. Il s’agit de questions fondamentales sur lesquelles l’UNESCO s’est penchée bien avant que la pandémie ne les propulse à l’avant-scène.

The campaign is part of a wider effort by UNESCO to reflect on the world to come, notably through the UNESCO forum initiative, a laboratory of ideas bringing together prominent thinkers, the Resiliart movement, a series of panel debates on the future of culture and the cultural industries, the Futur...

The Unesco Courier

Edward Norton shares his thoughts about biodiversity in this interview with UNESCO Courier. Enjoy the reading and
Happy Biological Diversity Day !

It took billions of years to create the biosphere we now enjoy, with its incredibly rich diversity of plants and animals - it is our duty and responsibility to act now to preserve it for future generations.

On Int'l Day for #BiologicalDiversity, let's join forces to protect #biodiversity!

Read The Unesco Courier latest interview with Edward Norton United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity.

https://on.unesco.org/2WFh1nU #UNESCOCourier


Get ready!

Are you ready to #jazz 🎷 up your day???

Watch the International Jazz Day Global Concert online & hosted by @herbiehancock!

Tune in at ⏲️ 19:00 UTC & enjoy #JazzDayAtHome 🎶!

▶️ https://on.unesco.org/2SkXLcv #ShareCulture #StayAtHome #JazzDay

Jazz Day demain !

Jazz Day demain !

Le jazz est un outil puissant pour construire des sociétés inclusives et l'œuvre du musicien Duke Ellington, né #EnCeJour en 1899, ne fait pas exception à la règle. À travers son travail, il a influencé des musiciens du monde entier et a effacé les frontières qui les séparaient.

Alors que nous sommes en #confinement à cause du #COVID19, à la veille de la #JournéeDuJazz, découvrez l'influence de Duke Ellington, qui aujourd’hui encore est une source d'inspiration.

ℹ️ https://on.unesco.org/2yMjnI4

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day

"Music is the universal language… it brings people closer together"- Ella Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) On International Jazz Day there will be a special tribute to #JazzDay on Ella's page. Today we salute the first lady of song with her rendition of April in Paris

A vos claviers!

A vos claviers!

« La résolution de cette crise planétaire sans précédent exigera l’expertise collective et l’imagination de chacun d’entre nous » - Audrey Azoulay

Participez au hackathon #CodeTheCurve en faveur de solutions numériques face au COVID-19 lancé par l'UNESCO.

ℹ️ https://on.unesco.org/3bVrO1U

Une initiative Google-UNESCO qui propose des outils et des informations pour aider les enseignants pendant l'épidémie Co...
Teach from Home

Une initiative Google-UNESCO qui propose des outils et des informations pour aider les enseignants pendant l'épidémie Covid-19


A temporary hub of information and tools to help teachers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Education Global Coalition - Message from UNESCO Director-General

Paris, le 24 mars—Alors que les fermetures d'établissements concernent près de 80% des écoliers et étudiants dans le monde, l'UNESCO a organisé une réunion en ligne d'un groupe ad hoc de ministres de l'éducation qui ont échangé des informations sur les mesures d'intensification déployées dans leurs pays pour aider les enseignants, les parents et les élèves à faire face à l'apprentissage à domicile. Ils ont également souligné les nouveaux défis nécessitant une coopération mondiale.

Le groupe ad-hoc, mis en place après la première réunion en ligne des ministres de l'éducation organisée par l'UNESCO le 10 mars dernier, comprend 11 pays de tous les continents : Costa Rica, Croatie, Égypte, France, Iran, Italie, Japon, Mexique, Nigeria, Pérou et Sénégal.

Au cours des dix derniers jours, le nombre de jeunes touchés par les fermetures d'écoles et d'universités dans 138 pays a presque quadruplé pour atteindre 1,37 milliard, ce qui représente plus de 3 enfants et jeunes sur 4 dans le monde. En outre, 60,3 millions d’enseignants ne sont plus en classe.

Paris, 24 March — As school closures impact nearly 80% of the world’s student population, UNESCO on Monday convened an online meeting of an ad hoc group of education ministers who shared information about scaled-up measures deployed in their countries to support teachers, parents and students in...

How to protect yourself against COVID-19

Stay home. Be safe

COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time. It is spread from person to person mainly through the ...

Advancing the Rights of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Zimbabwe

Vidéo produite dans le cadre du projet du Partenariat des Nations Unies pour les droits des personnes handicapées au Zimbabwe (UNPRPD). L'objectif de cette vidéo est d'amplifier les voix des femmes et des filles handicapées au Zimbabwe.

This is an advocacy video produced within the framework of the Zimbabwe United Nations Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) Project. The objective of this video is to Amplify the voices of Women and Girls with disabilities in Zimbabwe.



"I am deeply saddened by the passing of Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, a major contributor to UNESCO’s work. With his political charisma and intellectual courage, he gained recognition for the essential role of culture and cultural diversity as pillars of peace and sustainable development" - Audrey Azoulay.

Read the full statement on the passing of former United Nations Secretary-General Javier Pérez de Cuéllar: https://on.unesco.org/38lbPI9



What’s the use of building schools when today's #education doesn’t meet students' needs? To face this education crisis, we must learn how to learn again. Let's build the future we want. Let's build the #FuturesOfEducation. ✨ https://on.unesco.org/FutureEd

The Unesco Courier

The Unesco Courier

Andean language specialist Marleen Haboud explains in the #UNESCOCourier archives that determining the status of #IndigenousLanguages is not easy.

“Each language is a universe. And, every time a word dies, unique and irreplaceable stories disappear with it,” she says.

Ahead of International #MotherLanguageDay learn more about languages here: http://ow.ly/BAnX50yqeHU

Winter Festivities - Carnival of Podence

Le carnaval de Podence est une pratique sociale associée à la fin de l’hiver et à l'arrivée du printemps. Les festivités se déroulent pendant trois jours dans les rues des villages et dans les maisons des voisins qui se rendent visite. À cette occasion, les caretos, des personnages masqués portant des costumes colorés et des cloches, se rendent au domicile de leur famille et de leurs proches dans un rituel convivial. La participation à la fête commence dès l’enfance et l’Association du groupe de caretos joue un rôle clé pour la viabilité continue du carnaval

The Carnival of Podence is a social practice associated with the end of winter and the arrival of spring. The festivities take place over three days in the streets and houses of neighbours of the village, who visit each other. During the performance, the Caretos – masked characters dressed in colo...


Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli at UNESCO General Conference. "The hope in the future lies in the pillar of culture", told us Bocelli. And indeed it does. Culture is who we are and education is who we want to become. Both are tools that shape the world and pave the way for a better future for all.

The values of education and culture bring us together beyond borders through the power of music. Today, we had the great honour of having Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli at UNESCO General Conference. "The hope in the future lies in the pillar of culture", told us Bocelli. And indeed it does. Culture is who we are and education is who we want to become. Both are tools that shape the world and pave the way for a better future for all.

From 12 to 27 November, here at UNESCO we are holding the 40th sessions of the General Conference. This is the time when our agenda and priorities are set to advance on our main goal: building peace in the minds of women and men.

Learn more about the General Conference: https://on.unesco.org/34JMfv7 #unescoGC #IchoosePeace #GlobalGoals #Education #Culture #abfempowering #abfempowerment #abfvoicesoftheworld

UN Secretary-General Highlights UNESCO’s Global Leadership in Education

Le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, António Guterres, a souligné, mardi 12 novembre, le mandat essentiel de l'UNESCO en matière d'éducation.

« L'éducation est un pilier essentiel de nos objectifs pour 2030. Et nous sommes en retard », a-t-il averti. « L'UNESCO a un rôle fondamental à jouer pour coordonner et suivre les efforts mondiaux à cet égard. Je salue l'initiative sur l'avenir de l'éducation lancée par sa Directrice générale lors de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies en septembre dernier."

Paris, 12 November 2019—The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, stressed UNESCO’s essential mandate in education and pleaded in favour of multilateralism as he opened UNESCO’s 40th General Conference addressing representatives of the Organization’s 193 Member States a...

A Winning Equation

L'éducation transforme les vies et elle est au cœur de la mission de l’UNESCO qui est de bâtir la paix, éradiquer la pauvreté et promouvoir le développement durable. Cette vidéo a été produite lors du lancement de "Better Life, Better Future", un partenariat mondial en faveur des filles et des femmes

A video on girls education made on occation of the launching of “Better Life, Better Future,” the Global Partnership for Girls' and Women's at UNESCO Headquarters on 26 May 2011. In attendance to the ceremony were UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the United States Secretary of State Hillary Rod...


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#preserveafricaarchives The Need To Prepare Broadcast Archives In Africa For Digital Preservation!
#PreserveAfricaArchives As digital broadcasting becomes a reality across Africa, it has become vital to preserving legacy sound and video collections for future generations. Broadcasters, media practitioners and audio-visual archives professionals now ought to be brought up-to-date with the methods, principles and standards to deal with the preservation of their audio-visual archives successfully. As part of the Industry Programme on the “Preservation Of Africa’s Audio-Visual Media Assets”, Broadcast Media Africa (BMA) will host another industry forum in collaboration with Apricity Consulting on Auditing And Preparing Broadcast Archives For Digital Preservation In Africa. Please join the free online forum on 25 May 2021 at 10:00 GMT for two sessions: a) Industry Experiences On The Digitisation Of Broadcast Archives In Africa with Patrick Ngulube (South Africa), Bennie Jacobs (South Africa) Paul Lihoma (Malawi) and Wole Coker (Nigeria); b) Evaluating The Principles That Guide Archival Inventory And The Evaluation Of Materials with Judith Opoku-Boateng (Ghana), Nthabiseng Ncala (South Africa), Johan Oomen (The Netherlands), and Bright Joshua (Malawi). View the programme here:
#PreserveAfricaArchives Join us on 25 May 2021 at 10h00 GMT, for a virtual forum, Auditing And Preparing Broadcast Archives For Digital Preservation In Africa. The contrast between preserving complex and dynamic digital-born materials and the digitisation of legacy collections are the biggest challenge in the audio-visual archiving and preservation sector. Securing funding is another major challenge faced by the industry. Industry executives and professionals that would like to join the Forum on which will take place on Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 10h00 GMT can REGISTER HERE: https://broadcastingandmedia.com/news.php?id=4344&vid=%25vid%25&mid=%25mid%25&cid=%25id%25&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=#cpn%23&utm_medium=email
#PreserveAfricaArchives A dire need within the African Continent to find funding and technical support to preserve broadcasting content across the continent calls for practical strategies for the long-term preservation and the availability of well-qualified and experienced audio-visual archivists. Webinar reminder: Join the online webinar which will take place on Tuesday 25th May 2021 at 10h00 GMT. Register here: https://lnkd.in/dFbMppd!
Preserve Africa’s Archives - free to attend You are invited to the online industry forum on Standards and Strategies For The Preservation of Archived Content in Africa Date: Thursday 18th March 2021 Time: 11:00 GMT ONLINE via Zoom Take this opportunity to join in this free-to-attend online industry forum! Key themes that would be addressed at the forum will include: Dealing with ethics and value questions surrounding the preservation of archives Examining the fundamentals of creating and preservation policies and strategies The pros and cons of managing a sound and audio-visual archive Understanding the value of properly archived content – addressing To participate, please visit the event registration website. We look forward to seeing you online in the next two weeks!