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 ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Hegadorn and Ambassador of Panama to UNESCO briefed the First Lady of Guatemala on TeachHer public-private-partnership

At the request of Guatemala’s Ambassador to UNESCO, on June 9, Chargé d’Affaires Hegadorn, along with Ambassador of Panama to UNESCO Flavio Méndez, and UNESCO Education for Inclusion and Gender Equality Section Chief Justine Sass, briefed the First Lady of Guatemala Patricia de Morales on the TeachHer public-private partnership aimed at encouraging adolescent girls to ...
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Chargé d’Affaires Hegadorn and Swiss Ambassador host a reception in honor of Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse team

  After receiving the Legion d’Honneur from the French President, Bertrand Piccard and the Solar Impulse team were honored at a cocktail reception hosted by Chargé d’Affaires Chris Hegadorn and Ambassador of Switzerland to UNESCO Jean-Frederic Jauslin for their contributions to science, exploration, and education. Chargé Hegadorn highlighted the remarkable achievements made by Bertrand and his ...
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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: ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ambassador Nix-Hines’ Luncheon on TeachHer in Zimbabwe with Higherlife Foundation

Higherlife Foundation recently hosted a luncheon where U.S.Ambassador to UNESCO,  Crystal Nix-Hines, talked about “TeachHer” , a program aimed at encouraging adolescent girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Design, and Math (STEAM) careers. TeachHer runs on four pillars which are Activate, Train, Inspire and Sustain. With women in STEAM careers earning 33% more than ...
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United States Mission to UNESCO Announces the launch of TeachHer Central America

TeachHer Central America Begins On Monday, November 14 at the University for Peace in San Jose, Costa Rica, a group of 100 educators from all seven Central American countries and the Dominican Republic came together to attend TeachHer, a one-week regional teacher training course on how to train and inspire adolescent girls to pursue careers ...
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