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70 Quotes for Peace / 70 Citations pour la paix
UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations / Célébrations du 70ème anniversaire de l’UNESCO
by Guila Clara Kessous, UNESCO Artist for Peace
This book, created to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), features 70 quotes from artists, intellectuals, activists, politicians and statesmen. The quotes all testify to a strong conviction that peace, in order to be sustainable, must be built upon a mutual understanding between people and the intellectual solidarity of humankind. But they also...
A Global Geochemical Database for Environmental and Resource Management
Final Report of IGCP Project 259
This book stems from the multistage International Geochemical Mapping (IGM), an International Geological Correlations Programme (IGCP) project, to set up a global geochemical database on the distribution and quantities present of all 92 chemical elements in the surface of the earth. It offers a comprehensive review and evaluation of methods for regional and national geochemical mapping and provides a recognized,...
A Guide to Human Rights
Institutions, Standards, Procedures
by Janusz Symonides and Vladimir Volodin - Preface by Koïchiro Matsuura, Director-General of UNESCO
This publication provides brief information on major instruments, procedures and mechanisms to protect human rights, principal events (international conferences, decades, years, days, etc.), and institutions dealing with human rights. It is dedicated to the tenth anniversary of the World Conference on Human Rights, held in Vienna, Austria, in 1993. It is also a contribution to the United Nations Decade for Human...
A Teaching Resource Kit for Mountain Countries
A Creative Approach to Environmental Education
by Hélène Gille and Thomas Schaaf, editors
The Teaching Resource Kit for Mountain Countries is based on an innovative approach appealing to the creativity and artistic sensibility of pupils aged around 10 to 15, and is intended for secondary school (and late primary) teachers and their pupils living in mountain ecosystems, where climate and environmental conditions are harsh, often varying between extremes, and which are subject to the problems of...
Achieving Transparency in Pro-poor Education Incentives
by Muriel Poisson, editor
What are the ways to ensure that scholarships, conditional cash transfers and free school meals actually reach their intended beneficiaries? This book assumes that different models of design, targeting, and management of propoor incentives can prove more or less successful in maximizing efficiency, transparency, and accountability, and in minimizing the likelihood of errors, fraud and corrupt practices. The...
Adult Education in Selected Countries in the Asian Region
A Reference for Policies, Programmes and Delivery Modes
by Madhu Singh, editor
Adult learning is also increasingly exploring the possibilities afforded through information and communication technologies (ICTs). Alternative and innovative delivery methods have been developed in terms of providing distance education to increase access to educational opportunities, particularly for remote and rural communities. ICTs have also have played an important role in the development and distribution of...
New Challenges, New Vocations
by Manda Tchebwa - Preface by Lupwishi Mbuyamba
African Music: New Challenges, New Vocations reveals an Africa that is rich in musical traditions and a home to new rhythms. It covers the sheer variety of African music, as well as its historical and geographical roots. The second part focuses on African music at the dawn of globalisation and the impact of the Internet on music in general. Lastly, a third part examines the main challenges for the future such as:...
African World Heritage / Patrimoine mondial africain
A Remarkable Diversity / Une diversité remarquable
by Lazare Eloundou and Ishanlosen Odiaua, editors
The World Heritage Convention provides an international platform for safeguarding cultural and natural heritage, and a showcase for the diversity of African heritage. From vast deserts and forests with a variety of rare wildlife, to traces of past civilizations demonstrating human evolution and mastery of difficult terrain, the Africa region is a rich depository of natural and cultural history. The extent of its...
Agree to Differ
The International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (IDRC) builds on the strong momentum created by and the achievements of both the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001–2010) and the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2010). It is to be understood as a commitment for addressing the urgent need to take into account and clearly...
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