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26 June 2014 to 28 June 2014
in Bruges (Belgium)
Organised byUNESCO

Paris, 20 June—A scientific conference on underwater cultural heritage of
the First World War will take place in Bruges (Belgium) from 26 to 28 June.
The conference, organized by UNESCO with the support of the Government of
Flanders, will be followed by commemorative events. These initiatives aim to
highlight the historical and scientific importance of this particular

From1 October 2015
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEP, EC and UNESCO

*O*n Thursday 1 October, the European Parliament, European Commission and
UNESCOwill examine the legal status of underwater cultural heritage, review
recent technological achievements, and suggest new steps for realising the
potential of underwater cultural heritage.

From17 January 2015
in Bruxelles (Belgium)

BOZAR and AFRICALIA participate inthe year’s launch on 17.01.2015 with
Afropean+ and a debate on the role of culture.

5 June 2018 to 6 June 2018
in (Belgium)

UNESCO will contribute to several discussions and the photo exhibition: “On air with Rural Women” will be accessible in the Food Truck Area over the two day event.

For the third year in a row, UNESCO will also be present at the interactive stand of the United Nations.

From26 November 2013
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission in cooperation with BOZAR and UN-Habitat

*A 2013 European Development Days Discussion Panel*

Link to event on European Development Days 2013 website: [1]

The World Bank has described urbanization as ‘the defining phenomenon of
the 21st century’. 90% of urban growth is happening in the developing world
and over 50% of urban dwellers are youth. Two billion new urban inhabitants
are expected in the next 20 years.

In the face of such an evolution and the potential risk of alienation of a
growing number of urban populations, new models for viable, diverse,
peaceful, creative and vibrant cities are needed in the developing world.



From12 June 2014
in 75352 Paris 07 SP (France)
Organised byUNESCO-UNU

An international conference on the safeguarding of cultural heritage during
armed conflict will be held at UNESCO on 12 June (Room 11). The event is
organized by UNESCO and the United Nations University (UNU), and marks the
60th anniversary of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural
Property in the Event of Armed Conflict. [1]


From24 April 2014
in 1040 Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byFlemish UNESCO Commission and Wikimedia

On the occasion of the UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day, the Flemish Commission for UNESCO and Wikimedia

cordially invite you to the expert seminar on:


9 June 2016 to 10 June 2016
in 1000 Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byUNESCO

The intensity and the number of attacks against cultural heritage has
increased significantly in recent years. Persecution of individuals for
cultural or religious reasons, combined with the systematic destruction of
their cultural heritage, marked the emergence of a form of cultural cleansing
that is unprecedented in recent history. The targeting of cultural diversity
has become a key aspect of the humanitarian and security challenges in the
regions concerned. The protection of cultural diversity can contribute to
restoring social cohesion and to opening prospects to resolve crises,
particularly in protracted conflict situations. Respect for cultural
diversity is also essential for reconciliation, national dialogue and
reconstruction. The rehabilitation of heritage, the practicing of traditions,
but also the strengthening of cohesion through an inclusive social fabric
that is respectful of cultural diversity, can contribute to the restoration
of security and peace.

To discuss how this vision can strengthen conflict prevention and crisis
management policies, *UNESCO *is organizing *a High-level meeting and
technical conference*, in partnership with *the European Union*, and with the
support from *the Government of Flanders*.

*Programme Summary*

Cultural Diplomacy, Protecting Cultural Rights in Protracted Crisis, Culture
and Arts for Dialogue, Conflict Resolution and Stabilization, Culture for
Recovery, Rehabilitation and Resilience, Working with Law Enforcement to
Protect Cultural Property

Website of the event:

From21 February 2018
in Bruxelles (Belgium)
Organised byUN Regional Information Centre & UN Environment

The UN Regional Information Centre and UN Environment invite you to the Belgian premiere of Yasuni Man at Cinéma Galeries on 21 February 2018 at 19:00

2 April 2009 to 3 April 2009
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission - DG DEVCO

The Colloquium was attended by over 800 people from 65 ACP and EU countries,
including high-level policy makers, artists and professionals, senior
officials, MEPs and representatives of European civil society and the media.
The initial reactions of participants indicated that, at the professional
level, many of the participants have initiated contacts and even joint
projects and, at the political level, the potential of culture for
development has been seized and several decision makers in ACP countries have
already declared their intention to intensify their work on cultural