"The trainers have taught me that strength of character is what matters & that we must work to depend on ourselves”
Today we celebrate the birth of a great Polish universal thinker, humanist, doctor, economist, notable mathematician, and eminent astrologer, Nicolaus Copernicus.
An accomplished author who forever changed the history of science with De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres) in 1543, Copernicus gave way to the ideas that form the foundations of today’s science setting in motion not only the earth, but the entire spirit of research.
His contributions to the scientific revolution continued until the end of the 18th century when the Age of Reflection began. Thanks to his work, successive generations of incessant scientists have built upon Copernicus’ findings and have evolved not only human thinking, but also scientific discoveries all over the world. Due to this endeavor for truth finding, UNESCO celebrates this memorable date in the history of science and culture of the entire world.
To mark this occasion, we invite you all to read how his new vision for the world began in The Unesco Courier:
#Copernicus #UNESCOCourier #Poland #Mathematics #Astronomy #Science #ScientificRevolution #OnThisDay
Today marks two years since the death of the great Italian writer, philosopher, and semiotician, Umberto Eco.
Renowned for works such as 'The Name of the Rose', 'Foucault’s Pendulum', or 'Apocalittici e integrati' (partial English translation: Apocalypse Postponed). Eco incarnated the humanistic Italian tradition.
Eco was also closely associated with UNESCO participating in debates and days of reflection. In 1985, he received the McLuchan Teleglobe prize from Canada with the support from the National Commission of Canada for the UNESCO due to his investigation in the area of media and communication.
Since two years ago, we deeply miss the talent, intelligence, and analyses capability of Umberto Eco.
To mark this occasion, we invite you to read an interview that Eco gave to The Unesco Courier in 1993:
You can also consult UNESCO’s press release published after the death of Eco:
#UmbertoEco #Philosophy #Literature #Italy #Communication #UNESCO #UNESCOCourier #SocialSciences #OnThisDay
Languages are who we are.
Protecting this identity is a matter of human rights!
21 February is #MotherLanguageDay 👉 http://on.unesco.org/2Et5zEc
In some countries, 2 out of 3 girls have no idea of what is happening to them when they begin menstruating.
Sexuality Education matters.
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How deep is your love...for the Ocean?
This week, on the occasion of Valentine's Day, we joined the campaign "Love the Ocean".
This initiative was asking the public to post a photo or short video using the "Love the Ocean" hashtag, showing what change they pledge to make to their daily lives. No change is too great or too small – you could make a pledge to take the bus to work, or simply to stop using disposable plastic drinking straws.
Actually, it’s easy to say we love the ocean, but for many of us, our everyday actions tell a different story. Seas of plastic, declining fish stocks and ocean acidification are just some examples of the destruction caused to the ocean by our everyday activities, which also have a profound effect on our health and wellbeing. Our relationship with the ocean has become toxic and one-sided. After all, the ocean loves us in real ways – like giving us half the oxygen we breathe, climate regulation, food, medicines and a variety of recreational opportunities.
The #LoveTheOcean campaign aims to rebalance our relationship with the ocean and show our appreciation by pledging to take real action each day, sharing our pledges and actions online, and tagging them with "Love the Ocean".
Valentine's is past now, but the moment is always right to catch this wave & help us save our Ocean!! 🏄♂️🏄♀️ 🌊
#SaveOurOcean #Ocean #ClimateChange #ChangingMindsNotTheClimate #OnePlanetSummit #KyotoProtocol #iLoveKyotoProtocol #Environment #WithNature #SustainableDevelopment #SDGs #2030Agenda #ParisAgreement #ActOnClimate #MakeOurPlanetGreatAgain #OnePlanet #UNESCO
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"Through culture and education, we can restore trust and create the conditions for a common future. This reconstruction will take time but, brick-by-brick, lesson-by-lesson, together we can revive the true spirit of Mosul" #RevivetheSpiritofMosul ⤵️
Let's turn waste into educational tools! ✏️📐
Wait, is that even possible? 🤔
Indeed it is! The recycling project from this school in Yemen proves it!
For teachers. For parents. For you.
Learn about Sexuality Education with UNESCO's newest work
➡️ http://on.unesco.org/2mf0OD2 📥 [PDF]
It is time for a fairer coverage of women athletes!
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Through #culture & #education, we can restore trust and create the conditions for a common future.
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