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UNESCO Director Visits Nicaraguan Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova inspected two of the three biosphere reserves in Nicaragua to get a firsthand look at their condition, first lady Rosario Murillo said. continue reading »

Mexico Tourism Board, Embassy Host “Flight of the Butterflies” in 3D World Premiere

The Government of Mexico, through the Mexico Tourism Board and the Embassy of Mexico hosted the world premiere of “Flight of the Butterflies” at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. More than 400 guests, in the presence of Mexican President Felipe Calderon, gathered for the IMAX® 3D screening which tells the story of the Monarch Butterfly – one of the great natural mysteries of the world. continue reading »

Mexican Mariachi Music Officially Recognized by UNESCO

UNESCO has officially awarded recognition to Mexican mariachi music as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at a ceremony held over the weekend as part of the 19th International Mariachi Meeting in the western Mexican city of Guadalajara. continue reading »

Cabo Mega-Resort Canceled After Failing to Prove It Would Not Disrupt Marine Reserve

Mexico's government on Friday announced the cancelation of the proposed Cabo Cortes mega resort at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, saying the Spanish developer has not scientifically shown the project would not threaten a nearby marine reserve. continue reading »

U.S. and Peru Extend Agreement to Protect Peruvian Heritage

The Department of State announced on Friday the extension of the “Memorandum of Understanding Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic of Peru Concerning the Imposition of Import Restrictions on Archaeological Material from the Pre-Hispanic Cultures and Certain Ethnological Material from the Colonial Period of Peru” (MOU). continue reading »

Mick Jagger Tested as Peru’s Environmental Ambassador

Music legend Sir Mick Jagger has been drawn into a bitter row over an ‘illegal gas grab’ in the Peruvian Amazon. continue reading »

UN Urges Peru To Implement Emergency Protection Measures for Machu Picchu

A Unesco mission asked Peruvian authorities to take emergency measures to protect the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, and in particular to keep the neighboring village of Aguas Calientes from spreading any further. continue reading »

Senior UN Official Angered By Recent Murders of Journalists in Mexico

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today voiced alarm and anger over the murders of three Mexican journalists in the state of Veracruz in less than a week. continue reading »

Venezuela’s BANCO DEL LIBRO Honored by UN for Supporting Literacy in Latin America

Three institutions from Nepal, South Africa and Venezuela will be recognized for supporting and improving teachers’ effectiveness in developing countries, UNESCO announced today. continue reading »

Thorough Investigation Urged in Killing of Journalists in Brazil

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today condemned the murders of two Brazilian journalists earlier this month and called for thorough investigations of the killings. continue reading »

Mexican Neurobiologist, Rene Drucker Colin, To Receive UNESCO Albert Einstein Medal in Science

A Mexican physiologist and neurobiologist renowned for his work on sleep has won a United Nations award honouring those who have helped to promote science, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today. continue reading »

Mexico’s Mariachi Music Deemed One of the World’s Cultural Treasures

Twelve elements, ranging from rice planting rituals in Japan to Mexico''s mariachi music to a horseback-riding tradition in France, were added to the United Nations-backed list of the continue reading »

Dominican Republic Aims to Have Merengue Deemed a National Treasure

Dominican Republican Senators Fernando Mateo Vasquez and Manuel Antonio Paula have asked the Ministry of Culture to submit Dominican merengue as a candidate for UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list. continue reading »

UPDATE Take a Look at Cristina’s Brand New Shoes

One of our readers snapped a few pictures of Cristina sporting her new kicks at the UNESCO in Paris. Thanks, Hugo! continue reading »

Two Locations in Spain Added to UN List of Globally Significant Sites

Nine geological sites of exceptional scientific and educational importance, rarity or beauty have been added to the Global Network of National Geoparks that include two locations in Spain. continue reading »

Families Sue Peruvian Government Over Machu Picchu Ownership

The Abril family of Peru is claiming that the land on which Machu Picchu sits belongs to them, and five lawsuits have already been filed claiming so. continue reading »

International Condemnation for Murders of Journalists in Mexico and Brazil

The United Nations agency tasked with defending and promoting press freedom condemned the murders of journalists in Mexico and Brazil, two Latin American countries where reporters have already been killed this year. Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) demanded the killers of both Yolanda Ordaz de la Cruz in Mexico and Auro Ida in Brazil be brought to justice, and called for strong measures to curb violence against journalists. continue reading »

Mexico’s National Institute for Education of Adults Wins UNESCO Award

The "Bilingual Literacy for Life" program of the Institute for the Education of Adults in Mexico has won one of the two awards of the UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize. The program was recognized for its impact in reducing illiteracy among indigenous peoples, especially women; for improving indigenous people’s ability to exercise their rights and for providing a strong example to other multicultural and multilingual communities and countries in attaining social cohesion. continue reading »

UNESCO Names Colombia’s Coffee Triangle as World Heritage Site

Colombia’s beautiful Coffee Region, or properly deemed the Café Triangle, was initially nominated to become a UNESCO World Heritage site in January 2010. Colombia is excited to announce that on June 25th, 2011, the region was officially inaugurated into UNESCO’s prestigious list of World Heritage sites. continue reading »

The Murder of A Dozen Honduran Journalists Drawing International Criticism

The head of the United Nations agency that works to defend press freedom spoke out about the recent slayings of another two journalists in Honduras, where at least a dozen reporters have been killed in the past 18 months. continue reading »