Herbie Hancock welcomes U.S. Creative Cities @UNESCO

The United States Mission to UNESCO welcomed representatives from each of the six American UNESCO Creative Cities to Paris on the eve of the 2017 Creative Cities meetings. UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue, and American Jazz icon Herbie Hancock opened the event with a speech highlighting the transformative power of creativity to bring people ...
Read More»

Statement by the United States Delegation to the Forty-first session of the World Heritage Committee

Statement by the United States Delegation to the Forty-first session of the World Heritage Committee Krakow, Poland July 7, 2017 Item 41 COM 8B.1:  Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town   Thank you Mr. Chairman, The decision to inscribe Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town on an emergency basis is divisive, confusing, and impossible to justify.  The site is not under ...
Read More»

Statement by the United States Delegation to the Forty-first session of the World Heritage Committee

Statement by the United States Delegation to the Forty-first session of the World Heritage Committee Krakow, Poland July 4, 2017 Item 41 COM 7A:  Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls   As we have emphasized in the past, these politicized and one-sided resolutions are damaging to the credibility of UNESCO, and greatly hinder the ...
Read More»

USUNESCO celebrates International Jazz Day at UNESCO

On April 21, the U.S. Mission to UNESCO, along with the Permanent Delegation of Brazil to UNESCO hosted a Jazz night at UNESCO, with the American jazz band ‘Sangoma Everett Trio, featuring Sulaimain Hakim (Saxophone) Bastian Brison (Piano) Thibaud Soulas (Bass) and Brazilian artist Manu Le Prince. More on International Jazz Day: From UNESCO’s website: ...
Read More»

Travel story: Discovering the “Cradle of Mankind” in Tanzania

Recently, as part of her temporary assignment at UNESCO, Hannah M. Hamilton, Ph.D, from the U.S. Geological Survey had the opportunity to visit Tanzania and tour Ngorongoro-Lengai, an aspiring UNESCO Global Geopark. UNESCO Global Geoparks are single, unified geographical areas where sites and landscapes of international geological significance are managed with a holistic concept of ...
Read More»

IVLP Testimonial: UNESCO Education Sector Programme Specialist Theophania Chavatzia visits the U.S. on an IVLP

” What a unique professional and personal opportunity it was for me to visit the United States, as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)! Over a period of three weeks, I visited five different cities across the U.S., from the East to the West Coast, participated in numerous professional and cultural events, visited ...
Read More»

The Motorcity meets the metropole: UNESCO City of Design Detroit takes center stage in France

USUNESCO Chargé d’Affaires Chris Hegadorn attends the Opening of the Design Biennale in Saint Etienne on March 9, 2017, along with a delegation from the City of Detroit headed by the Detroit Creative Corridor (DC3). In December 2015, UNESCO designated the City of Detroit as a Creative City of Design.  Five other U.S Cities have ...
Read More»

UNESCO reaffirms its commitment to expand Holocaust Education and to fight Anti-Semitism

On January 26, UNESCO led the UN community’s International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, reaffirming its commitment to expand Holocaust Education and to fight Anti-Semitism.  A moving nighttime ceremony attended by nearly 500 UNESCO permanent delegation officials, members of the public, and prominent Israeli government representatives culminated a week ...
Read More»

Ambassador Nix-Hines launches an IdeaLab on: “Public Private Partnerships and UNESCO: Maximizing Impact to Address 2030 Agenda Goals”

  November 22, 2016, Paris UNESCO’s relations with the private sector encompass cooperation with corporations, small and medium enterprises, philanthropic foundations, professional and economic associations as well as civil society. Public-Private Partnerships are expected to play an increasingly important role as UNESO, like other multi-lateral organization, faces expanded mandates and increased fiscal pressure. With the ...
Read More»

Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point, Louisiana Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site

On Sunday, June 22, the Monumental Earthworks of Poverty Point, Louisiana, became the 22nd U.S. site to be inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.  Inscription is a reflection of the “outstanding universal value” of Poverty Point, which “bears a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is ...
Read More»

The United States helps to launch “historic” exhibit at UNESCO on the history of the Jewish People in the Holy Land

On June 11, 2014, the U.S. Mission participated in the launch of People, Book, Land — The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People to the Holy Land, a joint project by UNESCO and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.  The exhibit, co-sponsored by the United States, Canada, Israel and Montenegro, retraces ...
Read More»

International Jazz Day 2014 Demonstrates Program’s Global Reach and Importance for Cultural Diplomacy

On April 30, 2014, the world came together to celebrate the 3rd annual International Jazz Day with live performances, conferences and discussions held in each of UNESCO’s 195 Member States. The official Jazz Day celebration — held in Osaka, Japan, and attended by USUNESCO Chargé d’Affaires Beth Poisson — featured daytime educational activities at the ...
Read More»

With Monuments Men Screening, USUNESCO Highlights Importance of Protecting Cultural Property

The U.S. Mission to UNESCO organized a screening at UNESCO Headquarters of Monuments Men, the George Clooney-directed film which highlights the role of an international unit of museum directors, curators, art historians, artists, architects, and educators from thirteen countries, who recovered and restituted nearly 5 million art works and historical objects that were confiscated and ...
Read More»
Show More ∨