“This new destruction deepens the wounds of a society already affected by an unprecedented humanitarian tragedy, with 3 million internally displaced persons and 6,2 million in need of immediate humanitarian assistance. This calls for immediate and strengthened international mobilization,” said UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova.
#Mosul #Iraq #unite4heritage #heritage
On this 4th Day of #MuseumWeek, the theme is #StoriesMW!
Did you know? For the Basongora, Banyabindi and Batooro communities of Uganda, the oral tradition of storytelling is a vital part of their cultural heritage. Known as ‘Koogere’, this storytelling praises the ancient female chief Koogere and celebrates female heroism. #WomenMW
The figures speak for themselves: nearly 60 million people could escape poverty if all adults had just two more years of schooling. If all adults completed secondary education, 420 million could be lifted out of poverty, reducing the total number of poor people by more than half globally and by almost two-thirds in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia
21 June is International Day of Yoga. This occasion is an invitation to peace through a holistic and healthy lifestyle.
Yoga means union -- harmony between the body and mind of each individual and the world. Awakening this sense of wholeness, Yoga reminds women and men of the values, dreams and needs they share with all others, providing them with strength to overcome conflict and promote peace. In this way, Yoga is a truly transformative force, a path to create more peaceful, just and harmonious societies. Let's celebrate today this essential humanism and the aspiration for all women and men to live in harmony with themselves, with others and with the planet.
Happy Yoga Day!
Feeling like you'd like to know more about this celebration?
Have a look here: http://www.un.org/en/events/yogaday/
Also, did you know that Yoga is inscribed on UNESCO's Intangible Heritage List? http://on.unesco.org/2spVjTU
#YogaDay #IDY2017 #InternationalYogaDay #YogaDay2017 #Yoga #Peace #Health #Harmony #India #IntangibleHeritage
For Day 3 of #MuseumWeek, we are highlighting the theme of #MusicMW!
Part of the Intangible Heritage of Mauritius, Geet-Gawai is a traditional pre-wedding ceremony for Bhojpuri speakers of Indian descent. During this ceremony, the female family members and neighbours perform prayers, sing and play music in a cultural expression of community, identity and shared memory. #WomenMW
On World Refugee Day, we honour refugees' strength, courage & resilience in the quest for peace. In a moment where the world is undergoing the largest ever recorded forced movement and displacement of people, it is time to take a step forward and clearly state that we all stand with refugees. And you?
Visit http://on.unesco.org/2rKE2I3 for more information.
Photo by: Inasio Marin
#WorldRefugeeDay #RefugeeDay #Refugees #RefugeesWelcome #Education #JoinTogether #GlobalGoals #UN4Refugees #LeaveNoOneBehind #Inclusion #Migration #Children
On this 2nd day of #MuseumWeek, we celebrate the theme of #SportMW.
Have you heard of Haenyeo? Literally meaning ‘sea women’ in Korean, Haenyeo are a community of female divers on Jeju Island in South Korea who make a living fishing for shellfish without oxygen masks. Some of these women, who dive 10m under the sea, are even in their 80s! #WomenMW
Message from Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, on the occasion of the fourth edition of #MuseumWeek. 19-25 June 2017
An invaluable gift of India's ancient tradition, Yoga is an art of living, a way of being, it is about finding one's true Self and connecting with it. Yoga is a discipline to improve or develop one's inherent power in a balanced manner. On 21 June, join International Day of Yoga celebrations worldwide!
#YogaDay #IYD2017 #Yoga #India
#MuseumWeek is kicking off today with the theme of #FoodMW.
Did you know?... Lavash is a traditional thin bread in Armenia, typically made by a small group of women. During wedding ceremonies, the bread is put on the shoulders of the newlyweds to bring fertility and prosperity. It is in an important part of Armenia’s culinary culture and is inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. #WomenMW