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  • Release of UNESCO “Teaching Respect for All” Educational Guide

    Release of UNESCO “Teaching Respect for All” Educational Guide

    On July 17, 2014, UNESCO announced the successful completion and release of Teaching Respect for All, a set of guidelines and materials for educators to integrate into existing curricula to promote tolerance and respect for all regardless of gender, race, religion, or sexual orientation.

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  • Poverty Point

    Poverty Point Named a World Heritage Site

    On June 22, the World Heritage Committee in Doha inscribed the Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Located in Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi Valley, Povery Point is an important testament to the richness of Native American culture and heritage.

  • TIP Report

    Trafficking in Persons Report 2014

    The report measures and grades on a tier system the efforts governments are making around the world to crack down on human trafficking. It is estimated that human trafficking affects more than 20 million people worldwide.

  • Jazz Day in Osaka

    International Jazz Day

    On April 30, 2014, the world came together to celebrate International Jazz Day with live performances, conferences and discussions held in each of UNESCO’s 195 Member States. The official celebration in Osaka featured performers such as Dionne Warwick, Oumou Sangaré and Lalah Hathaway, above.


  • Media Note on Poverty Point

    The Department of State welcomes the Poverty Point's inscription on the World Heritage List, in recognition of the site’s outstanding universal value.

U.S. Mission News and Events

  • Proclamation by President Obama on D-Day

    "Today, as we carry on the struggle for liberty and universal human rights, let us draw strength from a moment when free nations beat back the forces of oppression and gave new hope to the world. "  

  • U.S. Is Setting an Example to the World on Climate Change

    Op-Ed by John Kerry , Secretary of State, Financial Times June 3, 2014 

  • Addressing the Global Bullying Crisis

    On April 9, USUNESCO and GLSEN highlighted the critical importance of UNESCO's work in anti-bullying with a special screening of the 2012 award-winning film Bully, followed by a panel discussion with international experts.  

  • Commemorating the Rwandan Genocide

    The U.S. Mission to UNESCO was pleased to support the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide by co-sponsoring an exhibit of survivor testimonies at UNESCO headquarters. Above, genocide survivor Ancilla tells her story. 

  • Monuments Men at UNESCO

    On March 27, USUNESCO hosted a special screening of the film Monuments Men at UNESCO headquarters in order to highlight the importance of protecting cultural property. 

  • Director-General Condemns the Abduction of Nigerian Schoolgirls

    “This is an unacceptable violation of human rights...It is an attack against the future of Nigeria. No belief can justify this act.”