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70 Quotes for Peace / 70 Citations pour la paix
UNESCO’s 70th Anniversary Celebrations / Célébrations du 70ème anniversaire de l’UNESCO
by Guila Clara Kessous, UNESCO Artist for Peace
This book, created to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), features 70 quotes from artists, intellectuals, activists, politicians and statesmen. The quotes all testify to a strong conviction that peace, in order to be sustainable, must be built upon a mutual understanding between people and the intellectual solidarity of humankind. But they also...
A Braided River
The Universe of Indian Women in Science
The pursuit of gender equality and increased equity is a complex and multifaceted goal that has been widely recognized as a core component of sustainable development. This book addresses the necessity to include more Indian women in science, critically examining many known and persistent challenges, as well as successes, within academia, research and industry in India. This issue is critical now more than...
A Teaching Resource Kit for Mountain Countries
A Creative Approach to Environmental Education
by Hélène Gille and Thomas Schaaf, editors
The Teaching Resource Kit for Mountain Countries is based on an innovative approach appealing to the creativity and artistic sensibility of pupils aged around 10 to 15, and is intended for secondary school (and late primary) teachers and their pupils living in mountain ecosystems, where climate and environmental conditions are harsh, often varying between extremes, and which are subject to the problems of...
Achieving Transparency in Pro-poor Education Incentives
by Muriel Poisson, editor
What are the ways to ensure that scholarships, conditional cash transfers and free school meals actually reach their intended beneficiaries? This book assumes that different models of design, targeting, and management of propoor incentives can prove more or less successful in maximizing efficiency, transparency, and accountability, and in minimizing the likelihood of errors, fraud and corrupt practices. The...
Africa in the UNESCO Art Collection
No continent reflects better than Africa the diversity of periods, techniques, raw materials, media and artistic styles in the UNESCO Art Collection. Textiles, woodwork, tapestries, sculptures, paintings, glyptic, demonstrate the continent’s outstanding plastic and aesthetic capacity. This publication is the first monographic presentation of the Art Collection.
New Challenges, New Vocations
by Manda Tchebwa - Preface by Lupwishi Mbuyamba
African Music: New Challenges, New Vocations reveals an Africa that is rich in musical traditions and a home to new rhythms. It covers the sheer variety of African music, as well as its historical and geographical roots. The second part focuses on African music at the dawn of globalisation and the impact of the Internet on music in general. Lastly, a third part examines the main challenges for the future such as:...
African World Heritage / Patrimoine mondial africain
A Remarkable Diversity / Une diversité remarquable
by Lazare Eloundou and Ishanlosen Odiaua, editors
The World Heritage Convention provides an international platform for safeguarding cultural and natural heritage, and a showcase for the diversity of African heritage. From vast deserts and forests with a variety of rare wildlife, to traces of past civilizations demonstrating human evolution and mastery of difficult terrain, the Africa region is a rich depository of natural and cultural history. The extent of its...
Agree to Differ
The International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (IDRC) builds on the strong momentum created by and the achievements of both the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001–2010) and the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2010). It is to be understood as a commitment for addressing the urgent need to take into account and clearly...
This illustrated book features striking colour photographs of over twenty-five sub-Saharan African countries by world-renown French photojournalist Pascal Maitre. A longtime collaborator of GEO, Life, Paris Match, L’Express, Stern and National Geographic among other international magazines, he has been awarded several major prizes, such as the 2010 Photojournalism National Magazine Award from the United...
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