Copenhagen named UNESCO-UIA World Capital of Architecture for 2023
The city of Copenhagen has been officially designated as World Capital of Architecture for 2023 by the DirectorGeneral of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay on the recommendation of the General Assembly of the International Union of Architects UIA This decision is in keeping with the partnership agreement established between UNESCO and the UIA in 2018 through which UNESCO designates the host cities of UIAs World Congress as World Capitals of Architecture We are very happy to see the torch of the World Capital of Architecture title pass to Copenhagen from Rio de Janeiro Audrey Azoulay said The inaugural World Capital of Architecture in Rio was a real success underlining the important role of urban planning notably in the pandemic context she noted adding that Copenhagen will build upon Rios achievements by continuing to show the way in which architecture and culture can respond to the challenges of our time especially in the environmental field UNESCO and the UIA launched the World Capital of Architecture initiative to highlight the key role of architecture city planning and culture in shaping urban identity and sustainable urban development Every three years the city designated as World Capital of Architecture becomes a global forum at the forefront of discussions on contemporary urban planning and architectural issues As the World Capital of Architecture for 2023 Copenhagen will host a series of major events and programmes on the theme Sustainable Futures Leave No One Behind In cooperation with the Danish Association of Architects and various Nordic professional bodies the municipality will examine how architecture and urban design contribute to meeting the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals From 18 to 22 July 2021 Rio de Janeiro will host the World Congress of Architects online Following Copenhagen in 2023 Barcelona and Beijing are the two contenders looking to claim the World Capital of Architecture title in 2026 and host the next World Congress The official decision will be made later this year
Denmark to strengthen UNESCO’s work on safety of journalists in Africa and the Arab Region
The Ambassador of Denmark to UNESCO Carsten Staur met with UNESCO DirectorGeneral Audrey Azoulay to discuss Denmarks collaboration with UNESCO and strengthening the organizations work in the field of safety of journalists in particular in Africa and the Arab Region
The 49th International Roshd Educational Film Festival celebrates the UNESCO night at Felestin Cinema.