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  • UK Natural Science Chairs are miles ahead

    3 Aug 2017

    The first ever conference of UNESCO Chairs and UNITWIN Networks in the Natural Sciences has been held in Geneva in July 2017 to mark the 25th anniversary of the UNITWIN UNESCO Chairs Programme.

  • The 8 UK cities contributing their creativity to the world

    1 Aug 2017

    The UNESCO Creative Cities Network implemented a new Strategy at its Annual Meeting in July 2017, reframing its core objectives to reflect the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda.

  • UK experts to help four UNESCO Biosphere Reserves in Asia

    1 Aug 2017

    A group of UK researchers in marine planning and a UK UNESCO Biosphere in North Devon have been awarded funding from the Research Council’s £225 million Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to help support coastal communities living in UNESCO Biospheres in East and South East Asia that depend on healthy and diverse marine ecosystems for

  • 59th London International Youth Science Forum receives UNESCO patronage

    1 Aug 2017

    The 59th London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) took place in London this July under the Patronage of UNESCO in recognition of its contribution to developing the next generation of scientists.

  • The UK University contributing its expertise to Africa’s adult literacy

    1 Aug 2017

    The UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation at the University of East Anglia, Professor Anna Robinson-Pant, has met the UNESCO Addis Ababa Liaison Office and UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) to take forward the UK's expertise in adult literacy and lifelong learning.

  • Kew Gardens (Leases) Bill

    1 Aug 2017

    A new Private Members Bill is passing through the UK Parliament which will grant Kew Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the power to lease land at the site for a period of up to 150 years.

  • durham | fundraising

    Thanks a million

    1 Aug 2017

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Durham Cathedral, has launched a new campaign to raise £10 million by 2020 for an endowment fund to be used specifically to support the annual cycle of planned maintenance and repair of the Cathedral buildings.

  • Isle of Man Biosphere Reserve photo supplied by Allan Brown of Braaid Circle

    award | Biosphere | Prize

    Opportunity for young UK scientists

    1 Aug 2017

    Are you a young scientist carrying out interdisciplinary research on ecosystems, natural resources, or biodiversity, in line with the UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Programme? If yes, you could be awarded $5,000 to support your ongoing research.

  • birmingham | ironbridge | World Heritage

    Communicating World Heritage Site values

    1 Aug 2017

    A four-day international conference on research and global policy concerning the communication of World Heritage Values is to take place at the Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO UK World Heritage Site from 7-10th October 2017.

  • We are recruiting: Non-Executive Directors

    12 Jul 2017

    The UK National Commission for UNESCO is now inviting applications for two Non-Executive Directors, with expertise and experience in the fields of Natural Sciences, and Sustainable Development.