The celebrated ‘Gilgamesh Tablet’ handed back to Iraq
In September 2021 UNESCO hailed a sizable victory in the fight against the illicit trade of cultural property The Gilgamesh Tablet one of the worlds oldest literary works was formally handed back to Iraq by the United States of America at a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC
Launch of the Italian translation of the UN World Water Development Report 2022
The translation of the United Nations World Water Development Report 2022 in Italian was presented on 22 March on occasion of World Water Day
New report: Is the solution to water crises hiding right under our feet?
Groundwater accounts for 99 of all liquid freshwater on Earth However this natural resource is often poorly understood and consequently undervalued mismanaged and even abused According to the latest edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report published by UNESCO the vast potential of groundwater and the need to manage it sustainably can no longer be overlooked
One in five countries has received technical assistance from UNESCO since 2018 in managing their ‘blue gold’
An overview of the work of UNESCOs Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme over the past 5 years