Lake Chad initiative creates green jobs for local communities
The BIOPALT Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad project has set itself an ambitious objective to enable local inhabitant to live and work peacefully on the shores of Lake Chad Launched in 2018 for a period of four years the project aims to take stock of the regions natural resources so that they can be managed more sustainably Pilot actions to restore various ecosystems and foster the development of a green economy will also be carried out
Interview with Tania de Montaigne ̶ "The archaic reflex is stigmatization"
Tania de Montaigne author and actor shares her thoughts with us on the upsurge in racist and xenophobic acts since the beginning of the COVID19 crisis She collaborates with UNESCO in the context of the Master Class Series against Racism and Discriminations targeting young people in secondary education This series of interviews is part of UNESCOs initiatives to respond to the major social issues raised by the pandemic
President of France urges protection of youth online at UNESCO celebration of 30th anniversary of Convention on Rights of the Child
Call for hosts of the 10th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in 2023
This call to host the 10th International Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks in 2022 is open to countries or regions that already have functional UNESCO Global Geoparks whose contribution will be essential for the success of the event If your organization or country is interested in hosting the 2022 Conference you are kindly invited to submit a welldeveloped technical proposal specifying the offer
Spirulina, a miracle ingredient in Lake Chad
Spirulina or dihe is an algae rich in protein 60 to 70 of dry matter in other words 15g of spirulina contain as much protein as 100g of beef It is used in both human and animal nutrition and even in cosmetics In Chad this foodstuff which is particularly interesting for combating malnutrition is produced in the natron ponds of the Lake Chad basin
Lake Chad: UNESCO promotes the consideration of the ecological crisis at the Berlin Conference
UNESCO and the partners of the Biosphere and Heritage of Lake Chad BIOPALT project participated in the HighLevel Conference on the Lake Chad Region held in Berlin from 3 to 4 September On this occasion UNESCO emphasised the need to address the ecological crisis together with the humanitarian and security crises in order to reduce poverty and promote peace and development in the Lake Chad basin
“Me, different?”: UNESCO and the City of Bordeaux launch a global campaign against racism and discrimination
Fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris: "UNESCO stands by France to safeguard and rehabilitate this historic heritage of outstanding universal value"
UNESCO solemnly expresses the support of the international community to the President of the French Republic following the fire at Notre-Dame