Month: February 2013

An International Perspective on Rock Art

Renowned French archaeologist and cave art authority Professor Jean Clottes and Deputy Chair, NZ National Commission for UNESCO, Dr Andrew Matthews.     Professor Clottes gave public talks in Timaru, Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland focusing on the Chauvet Cave in France.    The talks have been followed by a 2D-screening of Werner Herzog’s film ‘Cave of Forgotten… Read more »

International Mother Language Day 2013

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, 21 February 2013 International Mother Language Day is an ideal opportunity to highlight the importance of languages to group and individual identity, as the foundation for all social, economic and cultural life. Multilingualism is a source of strength and… Read more »

World Radio Day – 13 February 2013

UNESCO to celebrate World Radio Day Youth reporter Yolanda from Cape Town, South Africa – © C. Petit-Perrot / Children’s Radio Foundation On 13 February, UNESCO celebrates radio as a medium vital to its mission of creating a more peaceful, more sustainable and more inclusive future for all. World Radio Day is an opportunity to… Read more »