International Jazz Day - Tune in to the Global Concert 30 April, 2022

at 5 pm EDT/2 pm PDT/11 pm CET, Global Concert 2022 from United Nations Headquarters in New York to feature UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Artist for Peace Marcus Miller,Gregory PorterDavid SanbornHiromiPedrito MartínezRavi ColtraneJosé JamesTerri Lyne CarringtonLinda OhShemekia CopelandLizz Wright, John Beasley (Musical Director) and others

Jazz day-GC-2022

From cherished historic monuments and museums to living heritage practices and contemporary art forms, culture enriches our lives in countless ways and helps build inclusive, innovative and resilient communities. 

Protecting and safeguarding the world’s cultural and natural heritage and supporting creativity and dynamic cultural sectors are fundamental to addressing the challenges of our time, from climate change to poverty, inequality, the digital divide and ever more complex emergencies and conflicts. UNESCO is convinced that no development can be sustainable without a strong culture component. Indeed only a human-centred approach to development based on mutual respect and open dialogue among cultures can lead to lasting peace.

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Intangible Cultural Heritage, Bakhshi art - Uzbekistan

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Quantifying climate benefits from UNESCO World Heritage forests

UNESCO World Heritage forests can continue to be reliable carbon sinks if they are effectively protected from local and global threats. The high profile, global reach, and inspirational power of World Heritage sites underpin a strong case for action. The successful implementation of actions to protect these forests requires the mobilization of key stakeholders (e.g., governments, civil society, Indigenous Peoples, local communities and the private sector) to develop sustainable financing and investments and promote interdisciplinary knowledge-sharing for decision-making.

Latest Publications

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UNESCO
Publishing for Development Ltd.
June 2022
UNESCO
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Assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on cultural and creative industries
UNESCO
UNESCO Montevideo
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SEGIB
MERCOSUR
2022
UNESCO
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Latest Courier issue: Culture, a global public good
UNESCO
juillet-septembre 2022
UNESCO
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Culture in times of COVID-19: resilience, recovery and revival
UNESCO
Department of Culture and Tourism
2022
UNESCO
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New sites Discover the 2020-2021 World Heritage sites
UNESCO
Publishing for Development Ltd.
January 2022
UNESCO
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Re|shaping policies for creativity: addressing culture as a global public good
UNESCO
2022
Publication supported by Sweden
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World Heritage forests: carbon sinks under pressure
UNESCO
IUCN
World Resources Institute
2021
UNESCO
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The African film Industry: trends, challenges and opportunities for growth
UNESCO
2021
Published with the support of China
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