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  •   Kun Lbokator Cambodia s traditional martial art has been inscribed on UNESCO s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity said a press release from Cambodia s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts published late Tuesday The inscription was made on Tuesday during the 17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Rabat Morocco according to the statement This is a great success and a new source of pride for the nation which was born out of the great commitment and great efforts made by the government under the wise leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen who has always protected and promoted the value of the national cultural heritage he said According to a press release published on the UNESCO website Kun Lbokator was included in the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Kun Lbokator is a martial art that dates back to the first century and aims to develop the mental and physical strength and discipline of its practitioners through self defense techniques and a philosophy of non violence according to the press release Kun Lbokator s training is not just about physical skills and techniques but also about mental disciplines on how to respect nature and behave decorously in society he added The masters some of whom are believed to have healing and protective powers instruct their apprentices in their roles and responsibilities in society so that once they master the necessary skills they can protect vulnerable communities and the environment nature and uphold justice and peace the press release reads Kun Lbokator is still actively performed as part of ritual offerings to local deities and at other festive events along with elements such as dance music and traditional medicine he added An embodiment of the country s social cultural and religious values Kun Lbokator is widely practiced among Cambodians regardless of age gender and educational background or status according to the press release To date the Southeast Asian nation has three tangible cultural assets and six intangible cultural heritages listed on UNESCO s prestigious world heritage list The tangible cultural properties listed include the Angkor Archaeological Park Preah Vihear Temple and the Sambor Prei Kuk Archaeological Site while the intangible cultural properties listed are the Royal Ballet Sbek Thom or Khmer shadow puppets tug of war game Chapei Dang Veng a two stringed long necked lute Lkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet a dance theatre of masks and Kun Lbokator Xinhua
    Kun Lbokator from Cambodia inscribed on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage-
      Kun Lbokator Cambodia s traditional martial art has been inscribed on UNESCO s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity said a press release from Cambodia s Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts published late Tuesday The inscription was made on Tuesday during the 17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Rabat Morocco according to the statement This is a great success and a new source of pride for the nation which was born out of the great commitment and great efforts made by the government under the wise leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen who has always protected and promoted the value of the national cultural heritage he said According to a press release published on the UNESCO website Kun Lbokator was included in the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Kun Lbokator is a martial art that dates back to the first century and aims to develop the mental and physical strength and discipline of its practitioners through self defense techniques and a philosophy of non violence according to the press release Kun Lbokator s training is not just about physical skills and techniques but also about mental disciplines on how to respect nature and behave decorously in society he added The masters some of whom are believed to have healing and protective powers instruct their apprentices in their roles and responsibilities in society so that once they master the necessary skills they can protect vulnerable communities and the environment nature and uphold justice and peace the press release reads Kun Lbokator is still actively performed as part of ritual offerings to local deities and at other festive events along with elements such as dance music and traditional medicine he added An embodiment of the country s social cultural and religious values Kun Lbokator is widely practiced among Cambodians regardless of age gender and educational background or status according to the press release To date the Southeast Asian nation has three tangible cultural assets and six intangible cultural heritages listed on UNESCO s prestigious world heritage list The tangible cultural properties listed include the Angkor Archaeological Park Preah Vihear Temple and the Sambor Prei Kuk Archaeological Site while the intangible cultural properties listed are the Royal Ballet Sbek Thom or Khmer shadow puppets tug of war game Chapei Dang Veng a two stringed long necked lute Lkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet a dance theatre of masks and Kun Lbokator Xinhua
    Kun Lbokator from Cambodia inscribed on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage-
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    Kun Lbokator from Cambodia inscribed on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage-

    - Kun Lbokator, Cambodia's traditional martial art, has been inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, said a press release from Cambodia's Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts published late Tuesday.

    The inscription was made on Tuesday during the 17th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Rabat, Morocco, according to the statement.

    "This is a great success and a new source of pride for the nation, which was born out of the great commitment and great efforts made by the government under the wise leadership of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, who has always protected and promoted the value of the national cultural heritage”, he said.

    According to a press release published on the UNESCO website, Kun Lbokator was included in the representative list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

    Kun Lbokator is a martial art that dates back to the first century and aims to develop the mental and physical strength and discipline of its practitioners through self-defense techniques and a philosophy of non-violence, according to the press release.

    Kun Lbokator's training is not just about physical skills and techniques, but also about mental disciplines on how to respect nature and behave decorously in society, he added.

    "The masters, some of whom are believed to have healing and protective powers, instruct their apprentices in their roles and responsibilities in society so that, once they master the necessary skills, they can protect vulnerable communities and the environment. nature and uphold justice and peace," the press release reads.

    Kun Lbokator is still actively performed as part of ritual offerings to local deities and at other festive events, along with elements such as dance, music and traditional medicine, he added.

    An embodiment of the country's social, cultural and religious values, Kun Lbokator is widely practiced among Cambodians regardless of age, gender, and educational background or status, according to the press release.

    To date, the Southeast Asian nation has three tangible cultural assets and six intangible cultural heritages listed on UNESCO's prestigious world heritage list.

    The tangible cultural properties listed include the Angkor Archaeological Park, Preah Vihear Temple and the Sambor Prei Kuk Archaeological Site, while the intangible cultural properties listed are the Royal Ballet; Sbek Thom or Khmer shadow puppets; tug of war game; Chapei Dang Veng, a two-stringed, long-necked lute; Lkhon Khol Wat Svay Andet, a dance-theatre of masks; and Kun Lbokator. ■



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  •  China s traditional tea preparation was added to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage on Tuesday The theme Traditional Tea Processing Techniques and Associated Social Practices in China passed the examination at the 17th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage which is taking place here in the Moroccan capital China now has 43 items on the intangible cultural heritage list and remains the world s most listed country Wang Yongjian head of the Chinese delegation at the UNESCO session said the inscription will make this cultural heritage more visible to the public and help promote respect for cultural diversity and human creativity We will apply and promote more intangible cultural heritage projects with Chinese characteristics and displaying Chinese spirit and wisdom so as to better promote Chinese culture to go global he added Traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China consist of knowledge skills and practices related to the management of tea estates the collection of tea leaves the manual processing consumption and exchange of tea Since ancient times the Chinese have been planting harvesting brewing and drinking tea Tea farmers have developed six categories of tea green yellow dark white oolong and black tea Along with reprocessed teas such as floral scented teas there are more than 2 000 tea products in China Tea is ubiquitous in Chinese daily life with steeped or boiled tea being served in families workplaces teahouses restaurants and temples to name a few It is also an important part of socialization and ceremonies such as weddings and sacrifices UNESCO added The UNESCO session which will take place from November 28 to December 3 examines 46 elements submitted by countries around the world for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity four elements for the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding five items for the Registry of Good Safeguarding Practices and a request for International Assistance Xinhua
    China’s traditional tea making enters UNESCO’s cultural heritage list
     China s traditional tea preparation was added to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage on Tuesday The theme Traditional Tea Processing Techniques and Associated Social Practices in China passed the examination at the 17th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage which is taking place here in the Moroccan capital China now has 43 items on the intangible cultural heritage list and remains the world s most listed country Wang Yongjian head of the Chinese delegation at the UNESCO session said the inscription will make this cultural heritage more visible to the public and help promote respect for cultural diversity and human creativity We will apply and promote more intangible cultural heritage projects with Chinese characteristics and displaying Chinese spirit and wisdom so as to better promote Chinese culture to go global he added Traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China consist of knowledge skills and practices related to the management of tea estates the collection of tea leaves the manual processing consumption and exchange of tea Since ancient times the Chinese have been planting harvesting brewing and drinking tea Tea farmers have developed six categories of tea green yellow dark white oolong and black tea Along with reprocessed teas such as floral scented teas there are more than 2 000 tea products in China Tea is ubiquitous in Chinese daily life with steeped or boiled tea being served in families workplaces teahouses restaurants and temples to name a few It is also an important part of socialization and ceremonies such as weddings and sacrifices UNESCO added The UNESCO session which will take place from November 28 to December 3 examines 46 elements submitted by countries around the world for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity four elements for the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding five items for the Registry of Good Safeguarding Practices and a request for International Assistance Xinhua
    China’s traditional tea making enters UNESCO’s cultural heritage list
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    China’s traditional tea making enters UNESCO’s cultural heritage list

    China's traditional tea preparation was added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of intangible cultural heritage on Tuesday.

    The theme "Traditional Tea Processing Techniques and Associated Social Practices in China" passed the examination at the 17th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage which is taking place here in the Moroccan capital.

    China now has 43 items on the intangible cultural heritage list, and remains the world's most listed country.

    Wang Yongjian, head of the Chinese delegation at the UNESCO session, said the inscription will make this cultural heritage more visible to the public and help promote respect for cultural diversity and human creativity.

    "We will apply and promote more intangible cultural heritage projects with Chinese characteristics and displaying Chinese spirit and wisdom, so as to better promote Chinese culture to go global," he added.

    Traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China consist of knowledge, skills, and practices related to the management of tea estates, the collection of tea leaves, the manual processing, consumption, and exchange of tea.

    Since ancient times, the Chinese have been planting, harvesting, brewing, and drinking tea. Tea farmers have developed six categories of tea: green, yellow, dark, white, oolong, and black tea. Along with reprocessed teas such as floral scented teas, there are more than 2,000 tea products in China.

    Tea is ubiquitous in Chinese daily life, with steeped or boiled tea being served in families, workplaces, teahouses, restaurants, and temples, to name a few. It is also an important part of socialization and ceremonies such as weddings and sacrifices, UNESCO added.

    The UNESCO session, which will take place from November 28 to December 3, examines 46 elements submitted by countries around the world for inscription on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, four elements for the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding, five items for the Registry of Good Safeguarding Practices and a request for International Assistance. ■



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  •  The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO inscribed Traditional Tea Processing Techniques and Associated Social Practices in China on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity here on Tuesday Xinhua
    UNESCO inscribes “Traditional Tea Processing Techniques and Associated Social Practices in China” on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List
     The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO inscribed Traditional Tea Processing Techniques and Associated Social Practices in China on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity here on Tuesday Xinhua
    UNESCO inscribes “Traditional Tea Processing Techniques and Associated Social Practices in China” on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List
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    UNESCO inscribes “Traditional Tea Processing Techniques and Associated Social Practices in China” on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) inscribed "Traditional Tea Processing Techniques and Associated Social Practices in China" on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity here on Tuesday. ■



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  •   The Chinese Consulate General in Mandalay Myanmar has donated lighting equipment for the Shwezigon Pagoda a famous Buddhist stupa A handover ceremony was held at Shwezigon Pagoda in Mandalay s Nyaung U township in central Myanmar on Monday The donation included LED boards and LED light slides to display Myanmar artwork and picturesque scenes from Bagan an ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mandalay Speaking at the ceremony Myanmar Union Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko expressed his thanks to China for the donation Chinese Consul General Chen Chen also attended the ceremony Xinhua
    China donates lighting equipment for Myanmar’s Shwezigon Pagoda
      The Chinese Consulate General in Mandalay Myanmar has donated lighting equipment for the Shwezigon Pagoda a famous Buddhist stupa A handover ceremony was held at Shwezigon Pagoda in Mandalay s Nyaung U township in central Myanmar on Monday The donation included LED boards and LED light slides to display Myanmar artwork and picturesque scenes from Bagan an ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mandalay Speaking at the ceremony Myanmar Union Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko expressed his thanks to China for the donation Chinese Consul General Chen Chen also attended the ceremony Xinhua
    China donates lighting equipment for Myanmar’s Shwezigon Pagoda
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    China donates lighting equipment for Myanmar’s Shwezigon Pagoda

    - The Chinese Consulate General in Mandalay, Myanmar, has donated lighting equipment for the Shwezigon Pagoda, a famous Buddhist stupa.

    A handover ceremony was held at Shwezigon Pagoda in Mandalay's Nyaung-U township in central Myanmar on Monday.

    The donation included LED boards and LED light slides to display Myanmar artwork and picturesque scenes from Bagan, an ancient city and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mandalay.

    Speaking at the ceremony, Myanmar Union Minister of Religious Affairs and Culture U Ko Ko expressed his thanks to China for the donation.

    Chinese Consul General Chen Chen also attended the ceremony. ■



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  •   A landmark United Nations UN report has recommended Australia s iconic Great Barrier Reef be added to the World Heritage in danger list The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO released its long awaited report on the reef on Tuesday following a 10 day visit in March calling for ambitious swift and sustained action to protect it It made 22 recommendations 10 of which it said must be addressed with the utmost urgency including a call for the government to update its climate change targets to be consistent with stopping warming at 1 5 degrees Celsius above pre industrial levels The ruling Labor Party which won power in May has pledged to cut Australia s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 43 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 However to stop global warming at 1 5 degrees experts have said Australia must cut emissions by 74 percent The UNESCO report found that the acidity of the Great Barrier Reef s water has increased by 26 percent while water quality targets have not been met It recommends urgent action to stop sediment runoff a ban on destructive gillnet fishing and a reduction in runoff from banana and sugarcane farming The report s recommendation that the reef is officially listed as endangered will be considered with submissions from the federal and Queensland governments before UNESCO makes a final decision on its status Responding to the report Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek and Nita Green the special envoy for the reef said the government has taken significant steps to protect the reef in the six months since it gained power We understand that people who live and work on the reef may find the report alarming they said in a joint statement With the election of the new Labor government Australia has stepped up to play its part working in partnership with the Queensland government Xinhua
    The UN recommends that the Great Barrier Reef be listed as “endangered”
      A landmark United Nations UN report has recommended Australia s iconic Great Barrier Reef be added to the World Heritage in danger list The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO released its long awaited report on the reef on Tuesday following a 10 day visit in March calling for ambitious swift and sustained action to protect it It made 22 recommendations 10 of which it said must be addressed with the utmost urgency including a call for the government to update its climate change targets to be consistent with stopping warming at 1 5 degrees Celsius above pre industrial levels The ruling Labor Party which won power in May has pledged to cut Australia s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 43 percent from 2005 levels by 2030 However to stop global warming at 1 5 degrees experts have said Australia must cut emissions by 74 percent The UNESCO report found that the acidity of the Great Barrier Reef s water has increased by 26 percent while water quality targets have not been met It recommends urgent action to stop sediment runoff a ban on destructive gillnet fishing and a reduction in runoff from banana and sugarcane farming The report s recommendation that the reef is officially listed as endangered will be considered with submissions from the federal and Queensland governments before UNESCO makes a final decision on its status Responding to the report Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek and Nita Green the special envoy for the reef said the government has taken significant steps to protect the reef in the six months since it gained power We understand that people who live and work on the reef may find the report alarming they said in a joint statement With the election of the new Labor government Australia has stepped up to play its part working in partnership with the Queensland government Xinhua
    The UN recommends that the Great Barrier Reef be listed as “endangered”
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    The UN recommends that the Great Barrier Reef be listed as “endangered”

    - A landmark United Nations (UN) report has recommended Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef be added to the World Heritage "in danger" list.

    The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) released its long-awaited report on the reef on Tuesday following a 10-day visit in March, calling for ambitious, swift and sustained action to protect it.

    It made 22 recommendations, 10 of which it said must be addressed with the utmost urgency, including a call for the government to update its climate change targets to be consistent with stopping warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. .

    The ruling Labor Party, which won power in May, has pledged to cut Australia's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 43 percent from 2005 levels by 2030.

    However, to stop global warming at 1.5 degrees, experts have said Australia must cut emissions by 74 percent.

    The UNESCO report found that the acidity of the Great Barrier Reef's water has increased by 26 percent, while water quality targets have not been met.

    It recommends urgent action to stop sediment runoff, a ban on destructive gillnet fishing, and a reduction in runoff from banana and sugarcane farming.

    The report's recommendation that the reef is officially listed as "endangered" will be considered with submissions from the federal and Queensland governments before UNESCO makes a final decision on its status.

    Responding to the report, Environment Minister Tanya Plibersek and Nita Green, the special envoy for the reef, said the government has taken significant steps to protect the reef in the six months since it gained power.

    "We understand that people who live and work on the reef may find the report alarming," they said in a joint statement.

    "With the election of the new Labor government, Australia has stepped up to play its part, working in partnership with the Queensland government." ■



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  •   The 17th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage began on Monday in the Moroccan capital Rabat Delegates from 180 countries attended the session which will take place from November 28 to December 3 During the session the committee will assess more than 50 nominations submitted by States Parties for listing on the Convention s Schedules including traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China Moroccan King Mohammed VI delivered a welcome speech at the opening session which was read by the Secretary General of the Moroccan government Mohamed El Hajoui This session is being held 19 years after the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage an instrument that has made it possible to achieve significant progress in a variety of areas related to intangible cultural heritage the king said in his speech Given the rapid changes affecting the world today it has become necessary to highlight the intangible heritage of countries around the world and take measures for its preservation he added The ceremony was also attended by the Director General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Morocco to UNESCO and the Secretary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Tim Curtis The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was adopted at the 32nd UNESCO General Assembly on October 17 2003 to protect the world s intangible cultural heritage Xinhua
    UNESCO inaugurates the 17th session on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
      The 17th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage began on Monday in the Moroccan capital Rabat Delegates from 180 countries attended the session which will take place from November 28 to December 3 During the session the committee will assess more than 50 nominations submitted by States Parties for listing on the Convention s Schedules including traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China Moroccan King Mohammed VI delivered a welcome speech at the opening session which was read by the Secretary General of the Moroccan government Mohamed El Hajoui This session is being held 19 years after the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage an instrument that has made it possible to achieve significant progress in a variety of areas related to intangible cultural heritage the king said in his speech Given the rapid changes affecting the world today it has become necessary to highlight the intangible heritage of countries around the world and take measures for its preservation he added The ceremony was also attended by the Director General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Morocco to UNESCO and the Secretary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Tim Curtis The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was adopted at the 32nd UNESCO General Assembly on October 17 2003 to protect the world s intangible cultural heritage Xinhua
    UNESCO inaugurates the 17th session on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
    Foreign2 days ago

    UNESCO inaugurates the 17th session on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage

    - The 17th session of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage began on Monday in the Moroccan capital, Rabat.

    Delegates from 180 countries attended the session, which will take place from November 28 to December 3.

    During the session, the committee will assess more than 50 nominations submitted by States Parties for listing on the Convention's Schedules, including traditional tea processing techniques and associated social practices in China.

    Moroccan King Mohammed VI delivered a welcome speech at the opening session, which was read by the Secretary General of the Moroccan government, Mohamed El Hajoui.

    “This session is being held 19 years after the adoption of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, an instrument that has made it possible to achieve significant progress in a variety of areas related to intangible cultural heritage,” the king said. in his speech.

    Given the rapid changes affecting the world today, it has become necessary to highlight the intangible heritage of countries around the world and take measures for its preservation, he added.

    The ceremony was also attended by the Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, the Ambassador and Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Morocco to UNESCO, and the Secretary of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Tim Curtis.

    The Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was adopted at the 32nd UNESCO General Assembly on October 17, 2003, to protect the world's intangible cultural heritage. ■



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  •   Under the motto Blue is the new black a two day event of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO was held on Friday and Saturday in the lagoon city of Venice in Italy with the aim of promoting the protection of the oceans and responsible purchasing behaviors The Blue Friday initiative was launched by UNESCO s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOC to raise awareness of the protection of the seas and oceans exactly during the Black Friday weekend and provide an alternative to it Held at Palazzo Zorzi in cooperation with the local authorities of Venice the initiative comprised several events over the two days including a panel on blue finance and sustainable fashion meetings to promote more sustainable consumption and production and a theater show on the history of the seas Experts said they are optimistic about the impact on the audience considering the recent growing public interest around events related to environmental protection This is definitely a trend that we have been seeing across all issues related to the climate crisis in recent years said Francesca Santoro IOC UNESCO Senior Program Officer Among the events on Saturday were panel discussions with representatives from global and local design and fashion companies that discussed the effects of consumption and production behaviors on the health of the oceans and seas and possible concrete alternatives In the interview Santoro noted that the role of private players was another recent development as companies were becoming more environmentally sensitive and wanted to meet growing consumer demand for green products These changes would allow scientists to be more effective Santoro said While these topics were basically discussed within the international scientific community until just a few years ago today we can easily work with a multidisciplinary approach involving journalists communicators artists designers and fashion experts for example This allows us to communicate more easily and convey a clearer and more specific message he specified According to estimates published by IOC UNESCO prior to the initiative around 80 percent of purchased clothing and items were thrown away after only one use or even zero use But consumers were signaling they were ready for a change with around 40 percent of those involved in the survey saying they were willing to pay higher prices for climate conscious products and 43 percent more likely to choose products from brands that use sustainable practices such as carbon neutral shipping The so called Black Friday falls on the last Friday of November each year inaugurating Christmas shopping Due to the strong discounts that it entails it marks one of the most intense periods of consumerism worldwide Xinhua
    UNESCO launches event in Italy to defend the oceans, promote responsible consumption-
      Under the motto Blue is the new black a two day event of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO was held on Friday and Saturday in the lagoon city of Venice in Italy with the aim of promoting the protection of the oceans and responsible purchasing behaviors The Blue Friday initiative was launched by UNESCO s Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOC to raise awareness of the protection of the seas and oceans exactly during the Black Friday weekend and provide an alternative to it Held at Palazzo Zorzi in cooperation with the local authorities of Venice the initiative comprised several events over the two days including a panel on blue finance and sustainable fashion meetings to promote more sustainable consumption and production and a theater show on the history of the seas Experts said they are optimistic about the impact on the audience considering the recent growing public interest around events related to environmental protection This is definitely a trend that we have been seeing across all issues related to the climate crisis in recent years said Francesca Santoro IOC UNESCO Senior Program Officer Among the events on Saturday were panel discussions with representatives from global and local design and fashion companies that discussed the effects of consumption and production behaviors on the health of the oceans and seas and possible concrete alternatives In the interview Santoro noted that the role of private players was another recent development as companies were becoming more environmentally sensitive and wanted to meet growing consumer demand for green products These changes would allow scientists to be more effective Santoro said While these topics were basically discussed within the international scientific community until just a few years ago today we can easily work with a multidisciplinary approach involving journalists communicators artists designers and fashion experts for example This allows us to communicate more easily and convey a clearer and more specific message he specified According to estimates published by IOC UNESCO prior to the initiative around 80 percent of purchased clothing and items were thrown away after only one use or even zero use But consumers were signaling they were ready for a change with around 40 percent of those involved in the survey saying they were willing to pay higher prices for climate conscious products and 43 percent more likely to choose products from brands that use sustainable practices such as carbon neutral shipping The so called Black Friday falls on the last Friday of November each year inaugurating Christmas shopping Due to the strong discounts that it entails it marks one of the most intense periods of consumerism worldwide Xinhua
    UNESCO launches event in Italy to defend the oceans, promote responsible consumption-
    Foreign4 days ago

    UNESCO launches event in Italy to defend the oceans, promote responsible consumption-

    - Under the motto "Blue is the new black", a two-day event of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was held on Friday and Saturday in the lagoon city of Venice in Italy, with the aim of promoting the protection of the oceans. and responsible purchasing behaviors.

    The "Blue Friday" initiative was launched by UNESCO's Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) to raise awareness of the protection of the seas and oceans exactly during the "Black Friday" weekend and provide an alternative to it.

    Held at Palazzo Zorzi in cooperation with the local authorities of Venice, the initiative comprised several events over the two days, including "a panel on blue finance and sustainable fashion, meetings to promote more sustainable consumption and production, and a theater show on the history of the seas."

    Experts said they are optimistic about the impact on the audience, considering the recent growing public interest around events related to environmental protection.

    "This is definitely a trend that we have been seeing across all issues related to the climate crisis in recent years," said Francesca Santoro, IOC-UNESCO Senior Program Officer.

    Among the events on Saturday were panel discussions with representatives from global and local design and fashion companies that discussed the effects of consumption and production behaviors on the health of the oceans and seas, and possible concrete alternatives.

    In the interview, Santoro noted that the role of private players was another recent development, as companies were becoming more environmentally sensitive and wanted to meet growing consumer demand for green products.

    These changes would allow scientists to be more effective, Santoro said. "While these topics were basically discussed within the international scientific community until just a few years ago, today we can easily work with a multidisciplinary approach, involving journalists, communicators, artists, designers and fashion experts, for example."

    "This allows us to communicate more easily and convey a clearer and more specific message," he specified.

    According to estimates published by IOC-UNESCO prior to the initiative, around 80 percent of purchased clothing and items were thrown away after only one use or even zero use.

    But consumers were signaling they were ready for a change, with around 40 percent of those involved in the survey saying they were willing to pay higher prices for climate-conscious products, and 43 percent more likely to choose products from brands that use sustainable practices, such as carbon neutral shipping.

    The so-called "Black Friday" falls on the last Friday of November each year, inaugurating Christmas shopping. Due to the strong discounts that it entails, it marks one of the most intense periods of consumerism worldwide. ■



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  •  United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO and other stakeholders have called for improved learning in the education sector They emphasised the need to ensure students learn to their best capacity while efforts are made to curb the number of out of school children UNESCO said this at NEDIS 2022 Education Innovation Summit with the theme Reimagining the Future of Education in Africa Bridging the Skills Gap organized yesterday by The Education Partnership TEP Centre in Lagos The Director of UNESCO Global Education Monitoring GEM Report Manos Antoninis sought sufficient support and well defined plans to improve the education sector adding that countries should learn from each other and teachers development should be a major focus Speaking on Non state Schooling in Northern Nigeria Implications for Regulations and Partnership Technical Lead Governance of Non state Systems Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office Partnership for Learning for All in Nigerian Education FCDO PLANE Programme James Fadokun noted that 718 which is 70 per cent of school owners don t belong to any association making them untraceable and not networking with others in the sector According to him teachers in 517 non state schools 50 4 per cent did not receive a wage at the end of the month while 165 16 1 per cent of non state schools have provisions for students with disabilities He urged the government to ensure accountability in the sector and create enabling environment as private schools are also business owners just like SMEs Fadokun called for inclusive financing record keeping and free e service training to enhance the capacity development of private schools Program Manager TEP Utibeh Henshaw said that the summit focused on gathering stakeholders in the sector to highlight the purpose of education and on knowledge sharing The gap we want to address is the attention given to the foundation of skills received because skills are developmental in nature in order to learn artificial intelligence music or any other skill you need to have the basic knowledge We don t just send children to school There is a need and a future we must think about as skills that would help children survive and thrive in the future and these should be the focus of the educational sector Need to have more focused conversations to engage people and make sure collaboration don t happen just once a year but consistently she added Henshaw stated that skills and competences should be the main driver of the education sector
    UNESCO, others seek improved learning in education sector
     United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation UNESCO and other stakeholders have called for improved learning in the education sector They emphasised the need to ensure students learn to their best capacity while efforts are made to curb the number of out of school children UNESCO said this at NEDIS 2022 Education Innovation Summit with the theme Reimagining the Future of Education in Africa Bridging the Skills Gap organized yesterday by The Education Partnership TEP Centre in Lagos The Director of UNESCO Global Education Monitoring GEM Report Manos Antoninis sought sufficient support and well defined plans to improve the education sector adding that countries should learn from each other and teachers development should be a major focus Speaking on Non state Schooling in Northern Nigeria Implications for Regulations and Partnership Technical Lead Governance of Non state Systems Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office Partnership for Learning for All in Nigerian Education FCDO PLANE Programme James Fadokun noted that 718 which is 70 per cent of school owners don t belong to any association making them untraceable and not networking with others in the sector According to him teachers in 517 non state schools 50 4 per cent did not receive a wage at the end of the month while 165 16 1 per cent of non state schools have provisions for students with disabilities He urged the government to ensure accountability in the sector and create enabling environment as private schools are also business owners just like SMEs Fadokun called for inclusive financing record keeping and free e service training to enhance the capacity development of private schools Program Manager TEP Utibeh Henshaw said that the summit focused on gathering stakeholders in the sector to highlight the purpose of education and on knowledge sharing The gap we want to address is the attention given to the foundation of skills received because skills are developmental in nature in order to learn artificial intelligence music or any other skill you need to have the basic knowledge We don t just send children to school There is a need and a future we must think about as skills that would help children survive and thrive in the future and these should be the focus of the educational sector Need to have more focused conversations to engage people and make sure collaboration don t happen just once a year but consistently she added Henshaw stated that skills and competences should be the main driver of the education sector
    UNESCO, others seek improved learning in education sector
    Foreign4 days ago

    UNESCO, others seek improved learning in education sector

    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and other stakeholders have called for improved learning in the education sector.

    They emphasised the need to ensure students learn to their best capacity, while efforts are made to curb the number of out-of-school children.

    UNESCO said this at NEDIS 2022 Education Innovation Summit, with the theme: ‘Reimagining the Future of Education in Africa; Bridging the Skills Gap,’ organized, yesterday, by The Education Partnership (TEP) Centre in Lagos.

    The Director of, UNESCO Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, Manos Antoninis, sought sufficient support and well-defined plans to improve the education sector, adding that countries should learn from each other and teachers’ development should be a major focus.

    Speaking on Non-state Schooling in Northern Nigeria: Implications for Regulations and Partnership, Technical Lead, Governance of Non-state Systems, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office – Partnership for Learning for All in Nigerian Education (FCDO-PLANE) Programme, James Fadokun, noted that 718, which is 70 per cent of school owners don’t belong to any association making them untraceable and not networking with others in the sector.

    According to him, teachers in 517 non-state schools (50.

    4 per cent) did not receive a wage at the end of the month, while 165 (16.

    1 per cent) of non-state schools have provisions for students with disabilities.

    He urged the government to ensure accountability in the sector and create enabling environment as private schools are also business owners just like SMEs. Fadokun called for inclusive financing, record keeping and free e-service training to enhance the capacity development of private schools.

    Program Manager, TEP, Utibeh Henshaw, said that the summit focused on gathering stakeholders in the sector to highlight the purpose of education and on knowledge sharing. 

    “The gap we want to address is the attention given to the foundation of skills received, because skills are developmental in nature, in order to learn artificial intelligence, music or any other skill, you need to have the basic knowledge.

    “We don’t just send children to school.

    There is a need and a future we must think about as skills that would help children survive and thrive in the future and these should be the focus of the educational sector. 

    “Need to have more focused conversations to engage people and make sure collaboration don’t happen just once a year but consistently,” she added. 

    Henshaw stated that skills and competences should be the main driver of the education sector. 

  •  Stakeholders in health and education sectors as well as Civil Society Organisations have called upon Federal Government to increase allocation to education and health sectors in the proposed 2023 budget Speaking yesterday at a forum in Abuja they insisted that improved allocation for the two crucial sectors was imperative towards raising standards in the sectors The Executive Director of the Social and Economic Rights Development Centre Tijani Abdulkareem stated that governments at all levels are saddled with the responsibility of managing resources through the instrumentality of the annual budget where citizens needs were translated into services He added that analysis by stakeholders in the health sector has shown that the proposed budget for healthcare in the 2023 national budget was not sufficient for Nigeria to achieve Universal Health Coverage UHC and tackle emerging epidemics and pandemics He said The proposed 2023 budget Christened Fiscal Sustainability and Transition budget would be realistic if more funds are channelled towards agriculture health and education as articulated in the citizen needs in the federal government 2023 budget Adding The evaluation indicates that the right policies are in place but an increase in quality and access to education is critical In the 2022 budget there was an increase of seven per cent on education but the evaluation says it will need to increase to 26 per cent to meet UNESCO s recommendation The impact of the burden on inflation could be positive or negative depending on the rationality and spending behaviour of the government If a good percentage of the budget is fixated on the expansion of the agricultural sector promoting educational development and prioritizing health it would increase productivity and growth Abdulkareem therefore called for proactive measures to ensure strict implementation of the budget in line with its provisions to achieve the set objectives as government owe it a duty to reflect citizens priorities and needs into a very important national document like the budget The Executive Director of the Centre for Accountability and Inclusive Development Aanu Rotimi while also speaking stated that the Executive and Legislative arms of government should ensure that citizen groups participate more in the budget process especially during the budget preparation stage budget defence sessions and budget public hearings She further reiterated that the Open Government Partnership to which Nigeria is a signatory aimed to further raise the bar on the budgeting process According to her citizen groups are now more aware of the role they must play in shaping the budget document
    2023 Budget: Stakeholders task govt on improved allocation for education, health
     Stakeholders in health and education sectors as well as Civil Society Organisations have called upon Federal Government to increase allocation to education and health sectors in the proposed 2023 budget Speaking yesterday at a forum in Abuja they insisted that improved allocation for the two crucial sectors was imperative towards raising standards in the sectors The Executive Director of the Social and Economic Rights Development Centre Tijani Abdulkareem stated that governments at all levels are saddled with the responsibility of managing resources through the instrumentality of the annual budget where citizens needs were translated into services He added that analysis by stakeholders in the health sector has shown that the proposed budget for healthcare in the 2023 national budget was not sufficient for Nigeria to achieve Universal Health Coverage UHC and tackle emerging epidemics and pandemics He said The proposed 2023 budget Christened Fiscal Sustainability and Transition budget would be realistic if more funds are channelled towards agriculture health and education as articulated in the citizen needs in the federal government 2023 budget Adding The evaluation indicates that the right policies are in place but an increase in quality and access to education is critical In the 2022 budget there was an increase of seven per cent on education but the evaluation says it will need to increase to 26 per cent to meet UNESCO s recommendation The impact of the burden on inflation could be positive or negative depending on the rationality and spending behaviour of the government If a good percentage of the budget is fixated on the expansion of the agricultural sector promoting educational development and prioritizing health it would increase productivity and growth Abdulkareem therefore called for proactive measures to ensure strict implementation of the budget in line with its provisions to achieve the set objectives as government owe it a duty to reflect citizens priorities and needs into a very important national document like the budget The Executive Director of the Centre for Accountability and Inclusive Development Aanu Rotimi while also speaking stated that the Executive and Legislative arms of government should ensure that citizen groups participate more in the budget process especially during the budget preparation stage budget defence sessions and budget public hearings She further reiterated that the Open Government Partnership to which Nigeria is a signatory aimed to further raise the bar on the budgeting process According to her citizen groups are now more aware of the role they must play in shaping the budget document
    2023 Budget: Stakeholders task govt on improved allocation for education, health
    Foreign6 days ago

    2023 Budget: Stakeholders task govt on improved allocation for education, health

    Stakeholders in health and education sectors as well as Civil Society Organisations, have called upon Federal Government to increase allocation to education and health sectors in the proposed 2023 budget.

    Speaking yesterday at a forum in Abuja, they insisted that improved allocation for the two crucial sectors was imperative towards raising standards in the sectors.

    The Executive Director, of the Social and Economic Rights Development Centre, Tijani Abdulkareem, stated that governments at all levels are saddled with the responsibility of managing resources through the instrumentality of the annual budget where citizens’ needs were translated into services.

    He added that analysis by stakeholders in the health sector has shown that the proposed budget for healthcare in the 2023 national budget was not sufficient for Nigeria to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and tackle emerging epidemics and pandemics.

    He said: “The proposed 2023 budget Christened Fiscal Sustainability and Transition budget would be realistic if more funds are channelled towards agriculture, health and education as articulated in the citizen needs in the federal government 2023 budget.

    ” Adding: “The evaluation indicates that the right policies are in place but an increase in quality and access to education is critical.

    In the 2022 budget, there was an increase of seven per cent on education but the evaluation says it will need to increase to 26 per cent to meet UNESCO’s recommendation.

    ”“The impact of the burden on inflation could be positive or negative depending on the rationality and spending behaviour of the government.

    If a good percentage of the budget is fixated on the expansion of the agricultural sector, promoting educational development and prioritizing health, it would increase productivity and growth.

    ” Abdulkareem, therefore, called for proactive measures to ensure strict implementation of the budget in line with its provisions to achieve the set objectives as government owe it a duty to reflect citizens’ priorities and needs into a very important national document like the budget.

    The Executive Director, of the Centre for Accountability and Inclusive Development, Aanu Rotimi, while also speaking, stated that the Executive and Legislative arms of government should ensure that citizen groups participate more in the budget process, especially during the budget preparation stage, budget defence sessions and budget public hearings.

    She further reiterated that the Open Government Partnership to which Nigeria is a signatory aimed to further raise the bar on the budgeting process.

    According to her, citizen groups are now more aware of the role they must play in shaping the budget document.

  •   As tourists return to Laos in large numbers more than 85 percent of those heading to Luang Prabang province in northern Laos use the China Laos Railway The Laos news agency quoted the deputy director of the province s Information Culture and Tourism Department Chansamone Thipphavanh on Tuesday as saying that in the first 10 months of 2022 335 794 tourists accounting for 85 27 percent of the total they arrived in Luang Prabang by train with rest traveling by plane bus or boat In total the income generated by tourism amounted to more than 138 million US dollars Since May this year the number of visitors has increased and Luang Prabang province has experienced a growing influx of tourists Train travel allows for easier connection with neighboring countries according to the report In the next two months the province expects at least 100 000 people to visit Luang Prabang and generate around 200 million US dollars in revenue Luang Prabang province about 220 km north of the Laotian capital Vientiane is one of the best known provinces in Laos and is a top tourist attraction due to its ancient temples scenic attractions and rural landscapes Luang Prabang was listed by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1995 Luang Prabang Province has 228 officially designated tourist sites of which 111 are nature based 78 are of cultural interest and 39 have historical associations Xinhua
    Most visitors travel to northern Laos using the China-Laos Railway-
      As tourists return to Laos in large numbers more than 85 percent of those heading to Luang Prabang province in northern Laos use the China Laos Railway The Laos news agency quoted the deputy director of the province s Information Culture and Tourism Department Chansamone Thipphavanh on Tuesday as saying that in the first 10 months of 2022 335 794 tourists accounting for 85 27 percent of the total they arrived in Luang Prabang by train with rest traveling by plane bus or boat In total the income generated by tourism amounted to more than 138 million US dollars Since May this year the number of visitors has increased and Luang Prabang province has experienced a growing influx of tourists Train travel allows for easier connection with neighboring countries according to the report In the next two months the province expects at least 100 000 people to visit Luang Prabang and generate around 200 million US dollars in revenue Luang Prabang province about 220 km north of the Laotian capital Vientiane is one of the best known provinces in Laos and is a top tourist attraction due to its ancient temples scenic attractions and rural landscapes Luang Prabang was listed by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO as a world heritage site in 1995 Luang Prabang Province has 228 officially designated tourist sites of which 111 are nature based 78 are of cultural interest and 39 have historical associations Xinhua
    Most visitors travel to northern Laos using the China-Laos Railway-
    Foreign1 week ago

    Most visitors travel to northern Laos using the China-Laos Railway-

    - As tourists return to Laos in large numbers, more than 85 percent of those heading to Luang Prabang province in northern Laos use the China-Laos Railway.

    The Laos news agency quoted the deputy director of the province's Information, Culture and Tourism Department Chansamone Thipphavanh on Tuesday as saying that in the first 10 months of 2022, 335,794 tourists, accounting for 85.27 percent of the total, they arrived in Luang Prabang by train, with rest traveling by plane, bus or boat.

    In total, the income generated by tourism amounted to more than 138 million US dollars.

    Since May this year, the number of visitors has increased and Luang Prabang province has experienced a growing influx of tourists. Train travel allows for easier connection with neighboring countries, according to the report.

    In the next two months, the province expects at least 100,000 people to visit Luang Prabang and generate around 200 million US dollars in revenue.

    Luang Prabang province, about 220 km north of the Laotian capital Vientiane, is one of the best-known provinces in Laos and is a top tourist attraction due to its ancient temples, scenic attractions, and rural landscapes.

    Luang Prabang was listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a world heritage site in 1995.

    Luang Prabang Province has 228 officially designated tourist sites, of which 111 are nature-based, 78 are of cultural interest, and 39 have historical associations. ■



    (Xinhua)

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