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World Day for Safety and Health at Work

Each year, the International Labor Organization (ILO) marks April 28th as the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. The ILO states that each year more than 2.3 million people die from work-related injuries and illnesses globally. Today is a day to mourn those who ...

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History of transformation and management of Amazonian rainforests

The new findings by a team of Brazilian and UK researchers provide new evidence for how indigenous people lived in the Amazon rainforest before European people arrived in the region. The experts believe that the Amazonian rainforest was transformed over two thousand years ago by ancient ...

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International Jazz Day 2017 to take place in Havana, Cuba

Earlier this month, UNESCO announced that the sixth annual International Jazz Day, which will be celebrated worldwide on April 30, 2017 will be held in Havana, Cuba. The day will culminate with an All-Star Global Concert presented at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, ...

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New report stresses urgency of protecting the Arctic

New report stresses urgency of protecting the Arctic

A recent report just published earlier this month (April 2017), calls for urgent need for the protection of The Arctic Ocean. According to experts, due to the melting sea ice in the Arctic ocean, previously inaccessible areas are opening up to activities such as shipping, ...

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International Mother Earth Day April 22

International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009, by the General Assembly under Resolution A/RES/63/278. The Resolution was introduced by The Plurinational State of Bolivia and endorsed by over 50 member states. It recognizes that "the Earth and its ecosystems are our home" and that ...

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Celebrating World Heritage Day on April 18th

On 18 April 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organised by ICOMOS in Tunisia, the holding of the "International Day for Monuments and Sites" to be celebrated simultaneously throughout the world was suggested. This project was approved by the Executive Committee who provided practical ...

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Tourists Vandalizes the Colosseum

When you visit Rome, the very first place on your list of World Heritage places to see, is of course the Colosseum. But the 2,000-year-old amphitheater is a magnet for tourists and vandals alike. It has recently been reported that the police in Rome have ticketed yet ...

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The Earliest Directly Dated Rock Paintings from Southern Africa

Rock art worldwide has proved extremely difficult to date directly. Here, the first radiocarbon dates for rock paintings in Botswana and Lesotho are presented, along with additional dates for Later Stone Age rock art in South Africa. The samples selected for dating were identified as ...

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World Health Day

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with ...

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Declaration on UN Security Council's Resolution 2347 In regards to the protection of heritage

On Friday March 24, 2017, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2347 for the protection of heritage, deploring the unlawful destruction of cultural heritage and affirming that such attacks might constitute a war crime and must be brought to justice (1). The resolution can be ...

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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery

The United Nations' (UN) International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is on March 25 each year. It honors the lives of those who died as a result of slavery or experienced the horrors of the transatlantic ...

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Happy Nowruz - March 20, 2017

Nowruz is first day of Spring and the beginning of the Iranian year.  Nowruz is celebrated on the day of the vernal equinox, on 20th March or the previous / following day depending on where it is celebrated.  Nowruz is celebrated and observed by Iranian people as well as ...

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The personality of the year 1396/2017 for Preservation of Environment and Natural Heritage

Dr. Hossein Sedghi, a hydrologist, geologist, and university professor is selected as the personality of the year 1389, in the field of “Natural Heritage and Environment” for: - His invaluable efforts in expanding education and awareness of the environmental and natural heritage amongst the people in ...

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The personality of the year 1396/2017 in the field of “Cultural and Historical Heritage

Dr. Youssef Madjidzadeh, an archaeologist, researcher, professor of archeology and art history at several Iranian universities, member of the scientific council of the Journal of archeology and history of "Markaze Nashre Daneshahi", is selected as the personality of the year 1395, in the field ...

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Archeologists discover statue in Cairo slum

Archaeologists in Egypt discovered a massive statue in a Cairo slum earlier this month as reported by a number of news outlets.  The experts believe that the statute may be of Ramses II, one of the ancient Egypt’s most famous and longest ruling pharaohs. As reported a large ...

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