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IPDC Chair supports UNESCO event “Journalism after Charlie”

Unesco Most Programme - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 16:30
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In the aftermath of the attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, Albana Shala, the chairperson of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), has expressed strong support for the safety of journalists.

A special guest at the “Journalism after Charlie” event on 14 January at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, Ms Shala underlined to the more than 400 participants why IPDC supported journalists’ safety.

She noted that while there are different reasons why journalists become targets of killers, there was also “something in common between the murdered Charlie Hebdo cartoonists, investigative journalists and political correspondents shot dead in Mexico, Philippines, Pakistan and Syria”.

“In all cases, these journalists and others have been killed because of the public role they play.  They have been killed by people who believe it is legitimate to stop words and images with violence. In all cases, the effect is the same. The murdered journalists cannot bear witness, and society no longer has the choice of knowing what they would have said.”

The Chair’s remarks mirrored those of speakers such as UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, the cartoonist Plantu, as well as journalists from several countries and religious leaders.

The Chair added that she herself worked on a daily basis with journalists in conflict regions and countries in transition. “These are the ones who dare denounce corruption, crime, human rights abuses. They are the ones who are threatened, arrested and even killed.”

She pointed out that IPDC monitors all these cases and draws attention to the fact that killings of journalists are not just against individuals, but also an assault on everyone’s right to free expression, and on society’s right to know.

“The IPDC’s monitoring shows that there is a fundamental issue that Governments should deal with - the issue of impunity. Dealing with impunity calls for legal and institutional reform. It calls for will and courage on the part of Member States to protect journalists and bring to justice the drug barons, the corrupted politicians, the fundamentalists.”

She concluded: “The recent events underline the importance of what we do, and they encourage us to redouble our efforts. I pledge that IPDC will continue to strive for a world in which everyone is safe to speak and where justice is made.”

Other special guests included Christophe Deloire of Reporters sans frontières, Jesper Hojberg of International Media Support, and Dominique Pradalié of the Syndicat national des journalists (SNJ). The event was supported financially by the delegations of Austria, France and Sweden, and was done in partnership with broadcast station France Culture.

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Strategic evaluation of the EU cooperation with Zambia (2001-2010)

Europaid - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 15:25

The EU support to Zambia from 2001 to 2010 has been found well-focused on the needs of the population, especially in the first half of the evaluation period. The EDF10 response strategy underestimated the speed of evolution of the macro-economic situation in Zambia. The EU contribution in dialogue on public financial management issues was a driver of reforms in this area. However, the administrative set-up for PFM demonstrated only limited regulatory autonomy. Ref. 1316.

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InfoPoint Lunch-time conference: From the Poles to the Tropics- All you want to know about the Association of the OCTs with the EU and never dared asking(23/01/2015)

Europaid - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 14:45

The conference will provide detailed information about the association between the European Union and the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs), starting by outlining how it came to be, its goals and the instruments to achieve those goals. Followed by explanations on programming and differences with ACP (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) context.

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Spotlight on the International Year of Light

Unesco Most Programme - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:56

Paris, 15 January – The opening ceremony of the International Year of Light will take place at UNESCO Headquarters, on 19-20 January 2015. The main objective of the Year, which is led by UNESCO, is to raise global awareness of how light-based technologies can provide solutions to the global challenges of sustainable development.

Over a thousand participants are expected for this 2-day event, gathering decision makers, industry representatives and leading scientists. The programme includes lectures by five Nobel Prize laureates: Ahmed Zewail (“Light and Life”); Steven Chu (“Energy and Climate Change: Challenges and Opportunities”); William Phillips (“Einstein, Time and Light”); Serge Haroche (“Light and the Quantum”) and Zhores Alferov (“Efficient Light Conversion and Generation”). The launch of the international Year of Light is also punctuated by thematic sessions on various topics, such as the role of optical technologies in development, the future of light-based technologies and the practical solutions they can provide.

Another highlight is the inauguration of the “1001 Inventions and the World of Ibn Al-Haytham” campaign, launched by UNESCO in partnership with the science and cultural heritage organization 1001 Inventions. Ibn Al-Haytham, a 10th century scholar from Basra (Iraq), is considered to be the father of modern optics and of the present-day scientific experimental method. The Year coincides with the 1,000th anniversary of his seminal work, Kitab al-Manazir (Book of Optics). A series of interactive exhibits, workshops and live shows illustrating the world of this remarkable physicist, philosopher and mathematician will be organized within the framework of the 1001 inventions campaign.

Several side events are included in the programme, in particular a recital by American violinist Joshua Bell and a light installation by Finnish artist Kari Kola. The cultural dimensions of light will also be showcased in a performance of the Maori founding myth Te Ao Mārama – From Darkness to the World of Light, exhibits, and light projections.

The International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015) has been the initiative of a consortium of scientific bodies together with UNESCO’s International Basic Sciences Programme. The Consortium brings together many different stakeholders including scientific societies and unions, educational institutions, technology platforms, non-profit organizations and private sector partners.

The study of light has had an impact on all areas of science, technology and engineering. From the first attempts to understand the movements of the stars and planets to the study of the role of light in photosynthesis, efforts towards understanding the nature and characteristics of light have revolutionized most scientific disciplines. Light technologies have many applications in fields as diverse as medicine, communications or energy.

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL2015) during its 68th session, in December 2013.

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Media contact: Agnès Bardon, UNESCO Press service,
tel : +33 (0)1 4568 17 64, a.bardon(at)unesco.org

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European Commission Public holidays 2015

Europaid - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:47

European Commission Public holidays 2015.

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Manuel de gestion financière pour les bénéficiaires de finds européens destinés aux actions extérieures

Europaid - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:53

Le présent manuel a pour but d'aider les bénéficiaires de fonds européens destinés à des actions extérieures
à se conformer aux exigences en matière de gestion Financière définies dans leurs contrats.

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CSOs partnering to mitigate tobacco-related health risks for women and children in Yunnan

Europaid - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 09:23

Governance, Social Affairs and Mongolia Section

 

NON STATE ACTORS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN DEVELOPMENT

 

CSOs partnering to mitigate tobacco-related health risks for women and children in Yunnan

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Strengthen 2 indigenous NSA to support the Yi minority in Butuo county (China's alarmingly high HIV infected county) to take control of the epidemic

Europaid - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 09:03

Development and Cooperation Section

NON STATE ACTORS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN DEVELOPMENT

Strengthen 2 Indigenous NSA to Support the Yi minority in Butuo County (China's alarmingly high HIV infected county) to take Control of the epidemic.

Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development is a European Union initiative that aims at strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations and local authorities as a pre-condition for a more equitable and open society through support to their “own initiatives”.

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Strengthening the capacity of pollution victims and civil society organisations to increase chemical safety in China

Europaid - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 08:49

Governance, Social Affairs and Mongolia Section

NON STATE ACTORS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN DEVELOPMENT

Strengthening the capacity of pollution victims and civil society organizations to increase chemical safety in China

Non State Actors and Local Authorities in Development is a European Union initiative that aims at strengthening the capacity of civil society organisations and local authorities as a pre-condition for a more equitable and open society through support to their “own initiatives”.

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Supporting Disability-focused civil society organisations (DCSOs) to increase their participation in decision making processes

Europaid - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 04:03

Governance, Social Affairs and Mongolia Section

NON STATE ACTORS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN DEVELOPMENT

 

Enhancing the capacities of Disability-focused civil society organizations (DCSOs) to develop their participation in the decision making processes.

 

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Day of Debate at UNESCO: Journalism after Charlie

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 19:50
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“Every seven days, one journalist is killed for doing his or her job. Nine out of ten cases go unpunished. … Many more reporters suffer from intimidation and harassment, from threats and violence…this is simply unaccepatable,” stated Director-General Irina Bokova at the start of UNESCO’s Journalism after Charlie event in Paris on 14 January, 2015.

The one-day debate at UNESCO was organised in the wake of last week’s terrorist attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and its violent aftermath, in which 17 people were killed.  The day was dedicated to freedom of expression and the safety of journalists as well as to promoting intercultural dialogue and countering discrimination and intolerance in fragmented societies. These issues stand at the heart of the mandate and action of UNESCO, which celebrates this year its 70th anniversary.  

The Director-General highlighted the work of UNESCO to these ends across the world, through education for human rights and for the prevention of genocides, action to support freedom of expression and media literacy, and the safeguarding of humanity’s shared heritage as platforms for mutual respect and understanding. To the large audience gathered to participate in the event, Irina Bokova recalled the decision adopted by UNESCO Member States in 2006, on “Respect for freedom of expression and respect for sacred beliefs and values and religious and cultural symbols.” She also highlighted the vital importance today of the UN Action Plan for the Safety of Journalists, spearheaded by UNESCO which is leading its coordination across the UN system.

More than 60 journalists attended from around the world. They were joined by leaders from the Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities in France as well as representatives of UNESCO’s Member States.  Everyone shared Ms. Bokova’s alarm over last week’s savage assault on freedom of expression and they supported her call for action for deeper cooperation to enhance the safety of journalists, to build new forms of media literacy, to engage young people, and to craft new bridges of dialogue between and within societies.
The Secretary of State of France for Development and Francophonie, Ms Annick Girardin, spoke at the opening ceremony, highlighting the commitment of the French Government to upholding human rights and freedoms and respect for the dignity of every woman and man, and underlining the importance of education and learning to fight ignorance and prejudice. In this regard, she mentioned the adoption last year by UN General Assembly at the initiative of France of an International Day for the Safety of Journalists, celebrated each year on November 2.

French editorial cartoonist Plantu also spoke at the opening highlighting the right of all people to express their opinions, which he defended with passion and enthusiasm.  He also paid tribute to his friends and colleagues from Charlie Hebdo who were killed last Wednesday in Paris. He emphasized the contribution of cartoonists all over the world in “speaking from their hearts” and talked about his engagement on the  NGO Cartooning for Peace, an initiative born in 2006 at the United Nations in New York bringing together some of the best-known political cartoonists in the world to fight intolerance, and to promote a better understanding and mutual respect between people of different cultures and beliefs using editorial cartoons as a universal language. Cartooning for Peace facilitates meetings of professional cartoonists of all nationalities with a wide audience, to promote exchanges on freedom of expression, recognition of journalistic work of cartoonists, as well as protection to cartoonists working in difficult environments.
“The cartoonist’s job is to continue a dialogue with all religions…but to always remain impertinent…and people should know that when we draw, we’re nurturing a conversation.”

Round tables during the day focused the debate on two key issues: journalists’ safety and strengthening intercultural dialogue.
 
The first brought together a group of well-known reporters and media commentators, including:  Magnus Falkehed, reporter for Dagens Nyheter and Sydsvenska Dagbladet, Janine Di Giovanni, Middle East Editor of Newsweek, Georges Malbrunot, journalist at Le Figaro, John Ralston Saul, President of PEN International, Omar Belhouchet, journalist with El Watan, and Ernest Sagaga, Human Rights and Safety, International Federation of Journalists
 
This panel was moderated by Loick Berrou, Director of Programmes at France 24, the all-news television channel.  He paid tribute to the cartoonists who were killed.
 
“Cabu, Charb, Wolinski, Honore, Bernard Marris, Mustafa Ourad were not war reporters nor investigative journalists,” he stated.  Their only weapon was their pen or their pencil.”
 
“We are not fighters, we are journalists,” continued Ernest Sagaga.  “That is why we request protection.  We have to end impunity (for people who kill reporters) because we don’t leave our family in the morning to fight.”
 
The second Round Table was entitled “Intercultural Dialogue and Fragmented Societies.”   It included a wide range of participants: Robert Badinter, former President of the French Conseil Constitutionnel, Haïm Korsia, Chief Rabbi of France, Djelloul Seddiki, Director of the Institut de Théologie El Ghazali, Khalil Merroun, Rector of the Grande Mosquée d’Évry, Ms Bariza Khiari, Senator, France, David Khalili, founder of the Khalili Family Trust, co-founder, Maimonides Foundation, Monsignor Francesco Follo, Permanent Observer of the Holy See to UNESCO and the Imam Tareq Oubrou, of the Grande Mosquee de Bordeaux. The panel was moderated by Renaud Girard, journalist at Le Figaro
 
During the debate, speakers emphasized the paramount role of education from the very young age for young people to be able to become responsible global citizens and to deepen mutual respect and understanding in societies that are increasingly diverse and transforming deeply. The importance of the teaching of history, and the need to dispel misconceptions of different religions were also emphasized. The foundation of human rights was presented as the basis for uniting the rich diversity of societies today, and this requires ever more dynamic exchanges, especially between young people.
 
In closing, former French Justice Minister Robert Badinter made a passionate speech in favor of human rights, as the key factor of unity of the human family in all its diversity.  “Society today is fragmented,” he stated.  “But we are at UNESCO, and here we can say that the fragments can be brought together to make a work of art like a mosaic.  The framework for achieving this objective is human rights.”

The event at UNESCO took place as Paris held ceremonies to commemorate the victims of last week’s attacks.  This day opens a period of reflection about promoting respect for all human rights and freedoms in the spirit of tolerance, respect and diversity.

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Enhancing ICT and e-literacy skills of Kenyan librarians

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 17:29
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UNESCO supported Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) and Kenya National Libraries Services (KNLS) to organize a national workshop to enhance ICT and e-literacy skills of national librarians from 7 to 10 December 2014 in Nakuru, Kenya.

The training attracted participation of 30 librarians from 29 public libraries that currently provide public access to computers and Internet in Kenya. It aimed at enhancing public librarians’ information and communications technologies (ICT) and e-literacy skills, in order to make better use of ICT for new public library services to meet community needs.

The training also aimed at helping support delivery of the Millennium Development Goals by enabling public librarians to use ICT in new services that meet community needs in development areas such as agriculture, education, health, culture, social inclusion and e-literacy.

During the training Ms Ramune Petuchovaite, Manager of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) stated that “ICT’s role in accelerating development is now widely recognized in Africa and that governments are speeding up the roll-out of ICT infrastructure and equipment to aid this developments. With these developments, it is important that public libraries be included in national ICT policies and strategies.”

“To date, only 29 out of 60 libraries are adequately equipped with ICT infrastructure in Kenya. There is, therefore, an undoubted need for both library staff and our clients to upgrade their ICT skills to be able to better utilize the resources that we currently have in place,” said Mr Richard Atuti, Director of the Kenya National Library Service.

This training adapted courses and training methods currently being tested in Ghana and Uganda by EIFL to fit the Kenyan context and supported a broader Kenya National Library Service initiative of engaging partners in transforming libraries across the country into ICT hubs.

This capacity building initiative falls within the framework of UNESCO, supporting adoption of ICT in public libraries and also enabling the creation of new services for users in Kenya.

Kenya National Library Service is a statutory body established to develop, equip, manage and maintain national and public library services, to promote information literacy and reading, and to enhance stakeholder participation in development of libraries in Kenya, while EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) advances community development by enabling public libraries to implement innovative ideas that use technology to improve people’s lives and livelihoods.

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Education and Literacy at the heart of Director-General’s official visit to the Dominican Republic

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 16:06

From 14 to 16 January, the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, is traveling to the Dominican Republic for an official visit. She is expected to meet with the President of the Republic, His Excellency Mr Danilo Medina, the Minister of the Presidency, Mr Gustavo Montalvo, and the Minister of External Relations, Mr Andrès Navarro García, as well as other ministers and national authorities.

The Director-General will also meet with the First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Ms. Cándida Montilla de Medina, and along with her, she will visit a centre of comprehensive care for disabled children (CAID) in Santo Domingo, under the responsibility of the First Lady.

The Director-General is also expected to meet with a number of high level government officials working in the fields of competence of UNESCO, including the Minister of Education, Mr Carlos Amarante Baret, with whom she will visit Padre Eulalio Antonio Arias School, in the framework of the National Literacy Plan “Quisqeuya Aprende Contigo”, the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Ms Ligia Amada Melo Quezada and the Minister of Culture and President of the Dominican National Commission for UNESCO, Mr José Antonio Rodriguez. Irina Bokova will also meet with the UN Country Team and Resident Coordinator.

At an encounter with 4.000 to 5.000 volunteers and beneficiaries of the National Literacy Plan, the Director-General will meet Mr. Pedro Luis Castellanos, Director of Special Programmes of the Presidency and Coordinator of the technical team on literacy. On this occasion, the Director-General will participate in the inauguration of the National Congress of Literacy and Adult Education.

The Director-General will also hold a meeting with the President of the Senate, Ms. Cristina Lizardo, the President of the House of Representatives, Mr. Abel Martínez, and the Members of Parliament close to UNESCO’s activities.

In the Dominican Republic, the Director-General will take part in an event organized by the Ministry of Culture in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of UNESCO. She will also visit the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1990, with the Minister of Culture.

The Director-General will be accompanied by the Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of the Dominican Republic to UNESCO, H.E. Ms Laura Faxas.

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Irina Bokova celebrates the centennial anniversary of Bulgarian film

Unesco Most Programme - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 14:34
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On 13 January, the second day of her official visit to Bulgaria, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova held a working meeting with the Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov. Their talks focused on the organization of the Bulgarian exposition "The epic of the Thracian kings" at Le Louvre that is due to open on 15 April. The nomination of new sites for inscription on the World Heritage List was also subject of discussion.

On the same day, Irina Bokova delivered a lecture on the legacy of Nelson Mandela in the ceremonial hall of Sofia State University "Kliment Ohridski", at the invitation of H.E. Vanessa Calvert, Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa to Bulgaria and in the presence of members of the diplomatic corps, academia, students and intellectuals.

"Today, more than ever, we need a new type of thinking inspired by the values and ideals of Nelson Mandela. This iconic fighter against apartheid is a symbol of the struggle for justice, freedom and respect for human rights for millions of people the world over", Irina Bokova said.

"It is a great honor for UNESCO that as a Goodwill Ambassador of the Organization, Nelson Mandela upheld so passionately cooperation in the field of education, culture and science, for strengthening tolerance, justice and human dignity", she added.

After the lecture, Irina Bokova met members of the UN Association for Bulgaria, who presented an overview of their work and future projects to promote knowledge of the activity and relevance of the United Nations Organization.

In the evening, the Director-General attended with President Plevneliev the celebration of the centennial anniversary of Bulgarian film. Addressing a room of movie makers and actors, she emphasized that Bulgaria’s longstanding film tradition is an integral part of the national identity of the Bulgarian people. Irina Bokova affirmed the importance of cinema and the creative industries as enablers of sustainable development.

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Strengthening civil society for Tibetan herders by improving dialogue and promoting sustainable development

Europaid - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:50

Governance, Social Affairs and Mongolia Section

 

NON STATE ACTORS AND LOCAL AUTHORITIES IN DEVELOPMENT

Promoting an empowered civil society for Tibetan herders in the Sanjiangyuan Region of Qinghai Province, through capacity building, improved dialogue and the demonstration of sustainable development.

 

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To promote inclusive and empowered society by strengthening non state actors and Local Authorities in Development

Europaid - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:40

The project aims to promote and strengthen a broad-based and inclusive civil society in Afghanistan in order to enable communities to influence governance, policy formulation, strengthen civil society, facilitate interaction between State and Non-State actors and empowering women.

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Journalism after Charlie

Unesco Most Programme - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:06
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UNESCO organizes a day of reflection and debate on Freedom of Expression

Increasing violence against journalists and the need to reinforce respect for diversity and freedom of expression will be the focus of an event at UNESCO Headquarters on Wednesday 14 January.

The event follows last week’s attack against the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, and the hostage siege at a Kosher supermarket in Paris. Seventeen people lost their lives in this violence.

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova will open the programme with French cartoonist Plantu. Two round table debates will follow.

The first of these will be devoted to the safety of journalists. Speakers include Swedish journalist Magnus Falkhed, Janine Di Giovani, Middle East Editor of Newsweek, Georges Malbrunot from the French daily Le Figaro, John Ralston Saul, President of PEN International, Omar Belhouchet, a journalist with El Watan and Ernest Sagaga, head of Human Rights and Safety at  the International Federation of Journalists.

The second Round Table, entitled “Intercultural Dialogue and Fragmented Societies will examine ways to advance respect for diversity and freedom of expression; how to build mutual understanding and tolerance across different media; harnessing media in fostering dialogue, and encouraging positive engagement of youth. Among the several participants will be former President of the French Constitutional Council Robert Badinter, Chief Rabbi of France  Haim Korsia, the Rector of the Grand Mosque in Paris Dalil Boubakeur, and Moroccan author Tahar Ben Jelloun.

In the wake of last week’s terrible events and the massive, worldwide protests that followed, Irina Bokova – who participated in the 1.5 million strong Paris Solidarity March with French President Francois Holland and some 40 other heads of State and Government – made a solemn appeal for action.

"For UNESCO, this means, first, to continue supporting and advancing freedom of expression and of the press, fighting for the safety of journalists and against impunity,” the Director-General said. “We must bolster all our work in education, in promoting dialogue and understanding between cultures and religions. Fanatical violence reflects a perversion of the mind of its perpetrator, which can paralyze the thinking of those who are its victims, spreading fear, blocking all reasoning and facilitating simplistic assimilations. As sectarian violence spreads through hate speech, through lies and the manipulation of religion, we must respond by fostering tools that enable young people to resist such manipulations, and this brings us back to the founding principle of UNESCO -- since wars begin in the minds of men and women, we must build the defenses of peace in the minds of men and women." 

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Irina Bokova Honorary Citizen of Sofia

Unesco Most Programme - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:50
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On 12 January, the first day of her official visit to Bulgaria, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova was awarded the title of Honorary citizen of Sofia.

On receiving the distinction from Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, Irina  Bokova expressed her profound gratitude and underlined: "I have received distinctions from other cities, but the title of Honorary Citizen of Sofia is especially dear to me because Sofia is my native town. I accept it also as a recognition of UNESCO’s commitment to the promotion of culture as an enabler of progress and the development of the creative industries. Recently, I declared Sofia as UNESCO Creative City of Cinema, by which it joined the Creative Cities Network of UNESCO, which aims to promote sustainable urban development, taking full advantage of the potential of culture and creativity.”

At a solemn ceremony held at the University of National and World Economy, Irina Bokova was conferred the title of Doctor Honoris Causa for her exceptional contribution to the development of education, science and culture, multicultural diplomacy, intercultural dialogue and the preservation of cultural heritage.

The Director-General met the Minister of Foreign Affairs Daniel Mitov. The two strongly condemned the recent attacks against Charlie Hebdo in Paris and declared their firm conviction that the world democratic community should stand as one in safeguarding freedom of expression and the safety of journalists, for tolerance and respect for human dignity, especially in increasingly multicultural societies. Irina Bokova and Daniel Mitov also discussed activities dedicated to the 70th anniversary of UNESCO and the 60th anniversary of Bulgaria's membership of the Organization.

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As European Year for Development kicks off, new figures show increased EU citizens' support for development

Europaid - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:15
EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, presented a new Eurobarometer survey to mark the beginning of the European Year for Development.
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