Voices UNESCO in Asia and the Pacific, October 2013

Issue 50 | ISSN: 2075-5147

Dealing with disaster in Asia-Pacific
International Day for Disaster Reduction (13 October): Spotlight on some of UNESCO’s initiatives in the Asia-Pacific Region


Sights, Sounds and Slogans – World Day for Audiovisual Heritage Contest

To mark this year’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage on 27 October, UNESCO Bangkok is holding a competition calling for slogans to raise awareness on the importance of preserving sound recordings and moving images.



Lumbini, Birthplace of Buddha: new book of photographs
A joint publication of UNESCO and the Paris-based NGO Oriental Cultural Heritage Sites Protection Alliance, encapsulating the site’s timeless essence.

Case Studies on Integrating ICT into Teacher Education Curriculum in Asia
This publication is a collection of efforts that illustrates step-by-step processes of how a TEI (Teacher Education Institution) developed and implemented its ICT-related curriculum. It contains seven case studies across the region, from Australia, China, Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.


Flexible Learning Strategies: Country Case Report
Outcome document of the “Regional Meeting on Alternative Learning/Schooling Programmes for Primary Education to Reach the Unreached".


Training workshop on UNESCO Publications and the New Open Access Policy (Bangkok, Thailand, 16-18 October 2013)

Intangible Cultural Heritage inventorying workshop in Samoa (Apia, Samoa, 21-27 October 2013)

Managing and planning Cultural world heritage properties in Uzbekistan (Bukhara, Uzbekistan, 30-31 October 2013)

Executive Training in Government Information Leadership – Providing Access to Information, Building Knowledge Societies (Yangon, Myanmar, 4-8 November 2013)

Strategic Partner Meeting on Flexible Learning Strategies to Reach Out-of-School Children in Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, Thailand, 14-15 November 2013)

Palau Underwater Cultural Heritage Training in Palau (Koror, Palau, 18 November- 6 December 2013)

UNESCO Pacific World Heritage Workshop in Fiji (Suva, Fiji, 27-30 November 2013)



» Literacy courses for a more professional Afghan Police

» UNESCO New Delhi celebrates the Open Access Week

» National Workshop “World Heritage Nomination” 

» Laws, flaws and the way forward for sexual and reproductive health among Asia-Pacific's young

» Community-based inventory-making of the intangible cultural heritage

» Nam Dinh, MAB and UNESCO review progress of BREES programme

Closing Ceremony of the UNESCO/IIEP Distance Training Programme
» Viet Nam
» Indonesia



Myanmar's ancient temple city faces modern danger


UIS data Release

Wenhui (文 晖) Award for Educational Innovation 2013 - Educational Innovation for Cultural Expression: The results are out!



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