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UNESCO to Conduct Major Stocktaking of Climate Change Impact on Oceans

UNESCO to Conduct Major Stocktaking of Climate Change Impact on Oceans

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Leading researchers from more than 50 countries will share the latest science concerning climate change impacts on ocean ecosystems at the 4th International Symposium on the Effects of Climate Change on the World's Oceans at Washington D.C., USA between 4th and 8th June, 2018. Co-organized by UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC-UNESCO), the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), this International Symposium, takes place every three to four years. Recognizing the ocean's valuable contributions to people’s livelihoods and health, the Symposium this year will provide a unique forum for scientists and experts to shar
UNESCO to Meet to Designate New Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO to Meet to Designate New Biosphere Reserves

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Members of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme will convene to designate new biosphere reserves during the annual meeting at United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)'s Headquarters in Paris, France from 12 to 15 June, 2017. Biosphere reserves are areas comprising terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems. Managed in concertation with local communities, they test ways to reconcile the conservation of biodiversity with economic development and the sustainable use of resources. The International Coordination Council this year will examine proposals to add 28 new biosphere reserves to the network and extensions to existing sites. The Proposals have been received from 22 countries: Benin, Costa Rica, De...
UNESCO Notifies Best Practices for Preserving Underwater Heritage

UNESCO Notifies Best Practices for Preserving Underwater Heritage

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The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) recently decided to establish a Register of best practices for the safeguarding of underwater cultural heritage. The decision was followed by an invitation by the Conference of States Parties for countries to provide best practice examples for projects that ensure the lasting protection of underwater archaeological sites or remains, the sustainable management of sites, notable efforts to give the public access to such vestiges, or the inclusion of local communities in underwater heritage management. It needs to be noted here that The Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage was adopted in 2001. It aims to help save ancient shipwrecks, sunken cities, decorated grottos and any other un...
Invite to UNEP & UNESCO Digital Poster-Making Competition

Invite to UNEP & UNESCO Digital Poster-Making Competition

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The United Nations Environment Programme, UNESCO and Samsung Engineering are teaming up to start a visual conversation in Asia and the Pacific around sustainable development – to engage young people in sustainable actions that results in positive environmental benefits in their local communities through art. To begin with, a digital poster-making competition that captures environmental issues and/or encourages sustainable action in areas such as energy, waste and water, has been envisioned. The purpose of the contest is to engage youth to share their story of how, in their own capacity, to address environmental issues in their communities or countries. The theme of the Digital Poster-making competition is: Sustainable action in areas such as energy, waste and water. There are two su
Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 45, 2012

Environmental News and Media Roundup for Week 45, 2012

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Weekly environmental news roundup from across different media networks for week 45 (starting November 5, 2012) 2012. 1. Groups to be formed for tree census Delhi's forest department will constitute 10 groups, five from resident welfare associations and five from school eco-clubs, to carry out a tree census in the city. The decision was taken at a tree authority meeting on Tuesday, where it was stressed that the census should only take place with people's participation and not be handed over to private parties. 2. Four biodiversity parks planned in Delhi The city will soon have a special committee on biodiversity for 10,000 hectares designated for the purpose. In a meeting held recently, LG Tejendra Khanna announced the creation of the Delhi Biodiversity Foundation Society t...
Vikalp: A Youth Forum for Social Change Calls for Applications

Vikalp: A Youth Forum for Social Change Calls for Applications

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UNESCO and The YP Foundation call for applications for a Youth Forum on Social Inclusion, to be held in New Delhi from the 13th to 16th of November 2009. The forum aims at promoting youth led dialogue and action in India, by bringing together young people from across the country to share best practices and examine strategies on how they can build youth action in an inclusive and cohesive manner. The Youth Forum aims to facilitate the active engagement of young people, by focusing on youth led community work in four specific issues of gender and sexuality, education, disability and HIV/AIDS. The four-day forum will bring together 32 young people who are implementing existing youth led community work in these four cross cutting areas. All expenses relating to travel, accommodation and
International Essay Contest for Young People 2009

International Essay Contest for Young People 2009

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The Goi Peace Foundation in Japan in collaboration with the United Nations Educational Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) invite young people up to the age of 25 years to participate in the 2009 International Essay Contest themed on 'The role of science in building a better world'. The United Nations has designated 2001-2010 as the 'International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the children of the World' and 2005-2014 as 'United Nations decade of Education for Sustainable Development'.  Scientific progress has brought many benefits to humanity, while some applications of science have adverse impacts. What kind of science and technology do you think is needed for realizing a more equitable, prosperous and sustainable world for all? Please express your

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