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Laguna del Laja in Chile is Named One of World’s Top Biosphere Reserves

The United Nations today added 18 new sites to its global list of biosphere reserves, bringing the total to 581 in 114 different countries, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported. In the impressive list was the Laguna del Laja in Chile. continue reading »

Leon Cathedral in Nicaragua Added to Distinguished UNESCO World Heritage Site List

The United Nations has added cultural sites in Ukraine, Mongolia, France and Nicaragua to the World Heritage List, closing out this year’s selection with a total of 25 sites, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported today. continue reading »

Spanish Cultural Icon Jorge Semprun Dies at Age 87

A cultural icon of Spanish has died, Jorge Semprun, at age 87 in his home in Paris. He was a multi-facted, multi-talented man: anti-facist resistance fighter, writer, screenplayer writer and activist. continue reading »

UNESCO and Spanish Futbol “Malaga Club’ Join Forces to Improve Education

The top-level Spanish football team Málaga will sport the logo of the United Nations cultural organization as part of an “Imagining Peace” campaign that will also include Internet and social media messages aimed largely at youth, under an agreement signed today. continue reading »

Certain Latin American Treasures Are to be Preserved & Have Been Deemed Valuable to World History

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage endorsed recommendations to inscribe 45 new documents and documentary collections – ranging from Leo Tolstoy’s personal manuscripts to the collections of Jean-Jacques Rousseau to several treasures from Latin America. continue reading »

UNESCO to Name Three Brazilians as Goodwill Ambassadors

Three Brazilians – a businessman, a designer and an artist – will be formally named Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, the agency announced today. continue reading »

Numerous Properties in Latin America and Spain Being Considered for UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Remarkable natural and cultural properties from 40 countries will be considered for inscription on UNESCO’s World Heritage List during the meeting of the World Heritage Committee in Paris (June 19 – 29). continue reading »

Argentina’s Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo Awarded UNESCO’s Peace Prize

The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, a non-governmental organization that has been working for over 30 years to locate the families of children kidnapped and “disappeared” during the military dictatorship in Argentina, is this year’s recipient of the United Nations cultural agency’s peace prize. continue reading »

Get Ready To Celebrate International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day (IMLD) a day long international celebration held tomorrow, underlines the importance of preserving your cultural and linguistic wealth. continue reading »

Peru’s Machu Picchu Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Sanctuary Protection

Peru’s main tourist attraction, historic Machu Picchu is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary this weekend as a protected natural area. Machu Picchu was discovered by the world in 1911, and is important for being one of the only remaining areas of the ancient Incan empire. continue reading »