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Under Li Beirut, UNESCO gathers experts at AUB to identify and protect modern cultural heritage after the blasts

Under Li Beirut, UNESCO gathers experts at AUB to identify and protect modern cultural heritage after the blasts

October 8, 2021 – Within the framework of the UNESCO study “Identifying Cultural Heritage Attributes in Beirut Blast Damaged Areas”, the Beirut Urban Lab at AUB organized a workshop titled “Framework and criteria for the identification of Modern heritage”. The workshop engaged local and international experts who discussed through their findings the proposed definition and criteria

The “Royal Eagles” return. Fred Fugen of the Soul Flyers take on Lebanon’s Black Peak

Three of the world’s top wingsuit flyers jump from Lebanon’s highest peak and skim past the iconic Cedars Forrest and the UNESCO Heritage site of Wadi Qadisha. As anyone who’s ever visited Lebanon knows all too well, it’s a land of amazing contrasts and stunning landscapes. And, although a difficult challenge to pull off, perhaps

Government of Italy and UNESCO support the rehabilitation of the Sursock Museum

Our doors have been closed to the public since the port explosion of August 4th. The rehabilitation work is in progress. Recently, the government of Italy and UNESCO signed a funding agreement in support of the rehabilitation and reopening of the Sursock Museum, through the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation (AICS) and under UNESCO’s initiative

The Futures of Teaching in the Arab States and beyond: The International Task Force on Teachers, UNESCO, and Hamdan Foundation reflect on the changing nature of the teaching profession

Paris/Dubai, 23 April 2021 – The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected teachers’ role by transforming the nature of the teaching profession. With the closure of schools and the sudden switch to distance learning, teachers have found themselves in unconventional settings that require adaptive teaching methods and novel pedagogical tools. In the Arab region, where teachers

UNESCO launches an online course in Arabic on “Journalism in a pandemic: Covering COVID-19 now and in the future”

Beirut, 25 January 2021 – A Massive Open Online Course “Journalism in a Pandemic: Covering COVID 19 Now and in the Future“, offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin is now available in Arabic in a self-directed format. The UNESCO Beirut office has translated the

UNESCO Beirut and Education Cannot Wait A commitment to quality and continuity of education in Lebanon

Thursday, 10 December 2020 – UNESCO Beirut and Education Cannot Wait (ECW) today launched their new partnership to rehabilitate damaged schools following the 4 August 2020 Beirut explosions, at a press conference held at the Achrafiyeh 3rd Public School. The high-level press conference included the participation of the Minister of Education and Higher Education H.E.

L’Oréal-UNESCO ‘For Women In Science’ Levant Young Talents Program Region honors 6 Arab Female Scientists

L’Oréal Levant and the National Council for Scientific Research-Lebanon (NCSR) announced December 2nd as the date for celebrating L’Oréal-UNESCO “For Women In Science” Young Talents Program for the Levant region. The 7th edition will be exceptionally hosted online this year, on both Facebook & YouTube. 6 women from Lebanon, Palestine, Iraq, Syria and Jordan were

Announcement: UNESCO, UNFPA and UNODC Joint Call for Proposals on Youth-led rehabilitation efforts to support local communities affected by the Beirut blast

Beirut, Lebanon – 12 November 2020 The Beirut blast, which occurred on the 4th of August 2020, has caused severe casualties and widespread damage at all levels. The sudden devastation came at a time when the country was already severely overwhelmed with an economic and financial crisis, political and socio-economic challenges and rising rates of

UNESCO and EAA announce $10 million to restore damaged schools in Beirut

Paris/Beirut, 4 November 2020- UNESCO and Education Above All (EAA) have established a partnership for quality education in Lebanon that includes around $10 million to rebuild or restore damaged schools and get education back on track. “I visited shattered schools and classrooms in Beirut right after the blast. Faced with this traumatic experience of loss