Looking at the Future, Remembering the Past

Cinematographic Ode presented by Daniela Popescu Ph.D, –President of the European Federation for UNESCO Clubs, Centers and Associations (EFUCA), Expert Romanian National Commission for UNESCO, President of Alumnus Club for UNESCO, Cross-Cultural Ambassador at the ‘‘THE ACROPOLIS, A Unique World Heritage Monument & The Return of the Marbles’ event 6 October 2014 in Athens, Greece

Participation of Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports in WOMEX

At the international World Music Exhibition – WOMEX, which will take place from 22 to 26 October in Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports is involved with a booth. Last year the same Exhibition, where producers and artists of modern music and traditional songs with strong national roots & diverse influences,…

Looking Forward… A Message from the President of IEMC-UNESCO

To be sustainable, I believe we need a new human development agenda that puts human rights and human dignity at its core. In this new age of limits – in resources, of our planet – we must invest in our ultimate renewable resource, which is human ingenuity and creativity. We need the post-2015 development agenda…

Culture for sustainable development

At a time when the international community is discussing future development goals beyond 2015, all efforts are focused on putting culture at the heart of the global development agenda. Culture is who we are and what shapes our identity. Culture contributes to poverty reduction and paves the way for a human-centred, inclusive and equitable development….

Culture a key to peace in Iraq – The Huffington Post, Le Figaro *

  News of the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities, attacks against cultural heritage and education in Iraq has become part of our daily fare. We are witnessing a process of “cultural cleansing’ in Iraq that is unprecedented in recent history. This crisis throws into high relief the fact that protecting people’s culture goes…

Protecting Our Heritage and Fostering Creativity

In today’s interconnected world, culture’s power to transform societies is clear. Its diverse manifestations – from our cherished historic monuments and museums to traditional practices and contemporary art forms – enrich our everyday lives in countless ways. Heritage constitutes a source of identity and cohesion for communities disrupted by bewildering change and economic instability. Creativity…