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    Roland Charity Webcast to Feature Playing For Change Band

    Facebook Live event to feature the non-profit’s global band in support of school music programs in underserved communities


    Photo caption: Playing For Change Foundation official logo


    Los Angeles, CA, June 15, 2017 —Roland Corporation U.S. will be hosting members of the Playing For Change Foundation’s international band for a special Facebook Live performance and fundraiser on June 20, 2017. Donations collected during the online event will benefit the organization’s global work in supporting school music programs in underserved communities by providing free classes in music, dance and languages. The live performance can be seen at 3 p.m. PDT on the Roland Facebook page.

    The Playing For Change traveling band consists of musicians from around the world, resulting in a unique blend of styles and talents from the stages and streets of over a dozen countries. Their performances raise awareness in their effort to continue the foundation’s mission to create positive change through music and arts education. Members scheduled to participate in the webcast include:

  • Clarence Bekker (Netherlands) – Vocals

  • Mermans Mosengo (Congo) – Vocals, Djembe

  • Jason Tamba (Congo) – Vocals, Guitar

  • Tal Ben Ari “Tula” (Israel) – Vocals, Bongos

  • Ruth Tsira “Titi” (South Africa) – Vocals

  • Keiko Komaki (Japan) – Keyboard

  • Juan Carlos Portillo (Venezuela) – Bass

  • Pablo Correa (Colombia) – Drums/Cajon

  • Robin Moxey (USA) – Vocals, Guitar

  • Mathieu Aupitre “Mateo” (France) – Saxophone


  • As the foundation’s first-ever official musical instrument partner, Roland will be supplying rehearsal facilities and a variety of instruments to the musicians. The band will also be performing at various East and West Coast venues throughout the remainder of June, in support of the foundation. Their schedule is as follows:

    June 21
    PFC Band live in Los Angeles
    Whisky a Go Go, Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA

    June 23­–24
    PFC Band at Kate Wolf Music Festival
    Laytonville, CA

    25 Jun
    PFC Band live in San Francisco
    628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco

    June 26
    PFC Band live in Seattle
    2033 6th Ave, Seattle, WA

    June 30
    PFC Band live in New York
    431 W 16th St, New York, NY

    Tune in to the special live webcast on June 20 by visiting Facebook.com/Roland. For details about the band’s other performances, visit https://playingforchange.com/events/.

    About Roland Corporation
    Roland Corporation is a leading manufacturer and distributor of electronic musical instruments, including keyboards and synthesizers, guitar products, electronic percussion, digital recording equipment, amplifiers, audio processors, and multimedia products. With more than 40 years of musical instrument development, Roland sets the standard in music technology for the world to follow. For more information, visit www.Roland.com or see your local Roland dealer.

    About Playing For Change Foundation
    Playing For Change Foundation was established in 2007, providing music education in areas that are culturally rich yet economically challenged. Children in countries around the world, from Africa, Latin America to Southeast Asia, attend free classes in music, dance and languages, taught by qualified local music teachers and led by regional administrators. Students learn about their own cultural traditions while employing technology to connect and share experiences with others around the world. Playing For Change, led by Co-Founders Mark Johnson and Whitney Kroenke, arose from the universal belief that music can connect people across circumstances, challenges and cultural differences. In 2002, a small group of filmmakers set out with a mobile recording studio in search of inspiration and the heartbeat of the human race on the streets. The first music video production, "Stand By Me,” combined 35 musicians from 10 countries who had never met in person. The phenomenon swept across the world, with “Stand By Me,” one of the Playing For Change productions, being viewed over 100 million times online and counting. The Playing For Change movement has since attracted hundreds of global artists including Sara Bareilles, Jimmy Buffett, Bono, David Crosby, Jackson Browne, Ziggy Marley, Keb Mo and Keith Richards, in addition to street musicians from 47 countries who have participated in PFC video recordings. For more information, please visit www.playingforchange.org.


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    144 Countries to set Guidelines to protect and promote the diversity of cultural expressions in the digital environment

    Paris, 09 June—Representatives from the countries* that have ratified UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions will examine ways to apply the guiding principles of the Convention in the digital environment, when they hold their biennial annual meeting at UNESCO Headquarters from 13 to 15 June. During the event, participants will approve Operational Guidelines on the Implementation of the Convention in the Digital Environment.

    These Guidelines will help countries ensure that artists and producers benefit fully and fairly from the information technologies’ potential both at the stages of creation, production and distribution.

    They also address concerns such as: fair pay for artists and content producers, ensuring a culturally inclusive offer of content to the public that will not discriminate against cultural goods based on provenance, language or social factors, as well as respect for human rights in the digital environment, notably freedom of expression, artistic freedom and gender equality.

    As noted in UNESCO’s report “Re | Shaping Cultural Policies, the digital revolution has fundamentally altered the way in which cultural goods and services are produced, distributed and accessed. with the expansion of social networks and user-generated content, the proliferation of multimedia devices and the emergence of powerful web-based companies. These factors mean the digital environment requires new business models for e-commerce and streaming for example, and new policies to protect copyright.

    For the first time this year, UNESCO will host a Civil Society Organizations’ Forum prior to the Conference of Parties, on 12 June. On that day, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Jean-Michel Jarre, who is President of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), will give a keynote address on the fair remuneration of artists in the digital environment. Norwegian documentary film director Deeyah Khan, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Artistic Freedom and Creativity, will also speak at the Forum.

    A noteworthy side event to the Conference of Parties will be the first European screening of the winner of the 2016 UNESCO-sponsored Cultural Diversity Award at the 11th Asia pacific Screen Awards, “Reseba: The Dark Wind,” 13 June (6.30 pm).

    On the last day of the meeting, there will be a panel discussion of UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity with presentations by beneficiaries from Burkina Faso, Haiti and Morocco to showcase how the fund reinforces the cultural industries in developing countries.


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    Underwater archaeology: UNESCO to explore Lake Atitlán and compile register of best practices

    Paris, 02 June—UNESCO will send experts to study Mayan heritage sites on the floor of Lake Atitlán at the request of Guatemala. This was agreed by the States Parties to UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural heritage during their meeting of 30 and 31 May, which was chaired by France’s Ambassador to UNESCO, Laurent Stefanini, at the Organization’s Headquarters.

    Also at that meeting, the States Parties decided to establish a Register of best practices for the safeguarding of underwater cultural heritage.

    UNESCO’s technical mission to Lake Atitlán (southwest of Guatemala) will take place in the autumn and will be carried out by the experts of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Body of UNESCO’s Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage. María Helena Barba Meinecke, head of the Yucatan Peninsula underwater heritage programme of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History will lead the mission, which will examine the archaeological sites in the lake and propose a management plan in consultation with the local communities, for whom these vestiges are of great cultural importance.

    Several submerged archaeological sites were discovered in 1996 in Lake Atitlán, the deepest lake in Central America. Among them is a Mayan villages known as Samabaj, which retains the remains of domestic structures and religious monuments. The village appears to have been built on an island that was submerged, possibly because of a volcanic eruption, a landslide or another natural disaster.

    The Conference of States Parties also recognized seven examples of best practices for the preservation of underwater cultural heritage:

  1. Underwater Archaeology Museum, Playa Bonita, Campeche, Mexico

  2. Involving local communities with their own cultural heritage at the Nevado de Toluca, Mexico

  3. PROCASC programme for 130 sites of underwater heritage in Mar de Cascais (Sea of Cascais), Portugal

  4. 4 Cap del Vol and Cala Cativa shipwrecks. Study of trade, Port de la Selva, Alt Empordà, Catalonia, Spain

  5. Deltebre I, The History of a Wreck, Deltebre, Baix Ebre, Catalonia, Spain

  6. Legal protection of Andalusia's underwater archaeological heritage, Andalusia, Spain

  7. The Bou Ferrer Wreck, Villajoyosa, Alicante, Spain


  8. This follows an invitation by the Conference of States Parties for countries to provide best practice examples for projects that ensure the lasting protection of underwater archaeological sites or remains, the sustainable management of sites, notable efforts to give the public access to such vestiges, or the inclusion of local communities in underwater heritage management.

    The Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage was adopted in 2001. It aims to help save ancient shipwrecks, sunken cities, decorated grottos and any other underwater cultural vestiges from increasing pillaging and destruction by treasure hunters. Designed to preserve underwater heritage, the Convention also seeks to promote public access to this heritage and to stimulate archaeological research. Fifty-six countries have ratified the Convention to date.

    More about best practices


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    IMD RELEASES ITS 2017 WORLD COMPETITIVENESS RANKING

    New competitive global elite emerges in IMD business school's latest world competitiveness ranking

    Lausanne, Switzerland – May 31, 2017 - The world’s most competitive countries continue to jostle for the top positions in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, as the USA is pushed out of the top three.

    Hong Kong has consolidated its dominance of the annual rankings compiled by the IMD World Competitiveness Center, taking the top spot for the second year. Switzerland and Singapore came in second and third, with the USA ranking fourth, its lowest position in five years and down from third last year. The Netherlands completed the top five, jumping up from eighth last year.

    The IMD World Competitiveness Center, a research group at IMD business school, in Switzerland, has published the rankings every year since 1989. It compiles them using 260 indicators, about two thirds of which come from ‘hard’ data such as national employment and trade statistics; and a third from more than 6,250 responses to an Executive Opinion Survey that measures the business perception of issues such as corruption, environmental concerns and quality of life. This year 63 countries are ranked with Cyprus and Saudi Arabia making their first appearance.

    Professor Arturo Bris, Director of the IMD World Competitiveness Center, said the indicators that stood out among the most improved countries are related to government and business efficiency as well as productivity.

    “These countries have maintained a business-friendly environment that encourages openness and productivity,” he said. “If you look at China, its improvement of seven places to 18th can be traced to its dedication to international trade. This continues to drive the economy and the improvement in government and business efficiency.”

    The bottom of the table, meanwhile, is largely occupied by countries experiencing political and economic upheaval. “You would expect to see countries such as Ukraine (60), Brazil (61) and Venezuela (63) here because you read about their political issues in the news. These issues are at the root of poor government efficiency which diminishes their place in the rankings,” said Bris.





    Introducing the Digital Competitiveness Ranking


    For the first time this year, the IMD World Competitiveness Center is publishing a separate report ranking countries’ digital competitiveness. Indicators for technology and scientific infrastructure are already included in the overall rankings. The new Digital Competitiveness Ranking, however, introduces several new criteria to measure countries’ ability to adopt and explore digital technologies leading to transformation in government practices, business models and society in general.

    At the top of the ranking is Singapore, followed by Sweden, the USA, Finland and Denmark. “There is no doubt that supportive and inclusive government institutions help technological innovation,” said Bris.

    “Singapore and Sweden have developed regulation that takes advantage of the talent they have by adopting, for instance, regulation that facilitates the inflow of overseas talent which complements the locally available pool. The US invests more in developing its scientific concentration and generating ideas but the country has a history of government support for technological innovation. This shows that in digitally competitive countries, the government must facilitate the adoption of new technologies.”

    Many of the top 10 digitally competitive countries are also found at the top of the overall rankings, with some exceptions. Luxembourg, number eight in the overall list, ranks only 20th in the digital list. Finland is 15th in the overall list, but 4th in the digital ranking. “Of paramount importance in the digital ranking are issues related to how adaptive and agile economies are when faced with technological change,” Bris said.

    The bottom five are Indonesia, Ukraine, Mongolia, Peru and Venezuela. Bris said: “One thing the results highlight is that these countries not only have low rankings in terms of talent but they don’t invest in developing whatever talent they have.”

    “There is a relation between the lack of talent and training with a lack of business agility,” he added. “Education and knowledge production are the key.”




    About IMD
    IMD is a top-ranked business school, expert in developing leaders, transforming organizations and creating immediate and long-term positive impact. IMD is based in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Singapore. www.imd.org.


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    World Book and Copyright Day 2017 celebrated at UNESCO

    Paris, 14 April-- World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated every year on 23 April, the date on which both William Shakespeare and Miguel de Cervantes died. On this occasion, publishing houses, bookstores, libraries, cultural institutions and associations of authors mobilize across the world to promote reading, publishing, and protection of intellectual property.

    This year the focus will be on the blind and the visually impaired for whom there is difficulty accessing books and other printed materials, which constitutes an obstacle to their full and effective participation in society. According to the World Blind Union (WBU), among the millions of books published worldwide each year, less than 10% are published in formats that are accessible to the blind. A rate that drops to 1% in developing countries.

    “World Book and Copyright Day is an opportunity to highlight the power of books to promote our vision of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens,” UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova said in her message given on the occasion of the World Book and Copyright Day 2017.

    In accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, UNESCO advocates for the rights and needs of persons with disabilities and encourages the effective use of accessible, adaptive and affordable ICTs.

    In this context, UNESCO is organizing a conference on accessibility issues, Accessibility, what are the challenges in publishing? (Monday, 24 April, 9 am to 12pm, ROOM II) with its partner Asfored (a French association for professional training and development in the field of publishing).

    The Day also marks the beginning of the term of Conakry, capital of the Republic of Guinea, as World Book Capital (2017-2018). Conakry has been singled out by UNESCO and its partners "on account of the quality and diversity of its programme," in particular " its focus on community involvement,” as well as “for its well-structured budget and clear development goals with a strong emphasis on youth and literacy.”

    The city of Conakry, along with the rest of the African continent, will be featured during the celebrations of the Day that will promote African literature at UNESCO headquarters on Monday, 24 April from 1pm to 5:30pm. Workshops, activities, reading clubs, musical performances and roundtables will be organized in the presence of African authors.

    Several publishing houses will join the celebration, including À dos d'âne, Éditions Dagan, L'Harmattan Guinée, Editions Nubia, Michel Lafon Éditions, Présences Africaines and Librairie-Galerie Congo.

    Visit our World Book and Copyright Day page

    More information about Conakry, UNESCO World Book Capital City 2017



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    INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY 2017 TO TAKE PLACE APRIL 30TH WORLDWIDE AND IN 2017 GLOBAL HOST CITY HAVANA, CUBA


    Paris, Washington, D.C. and Havana – United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Irina Bokova and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock announced today the sixth annual International Jazz Day, which will be celebrated worldwide on April 30, 2017. The day will culminate with an All-Star Global Concert presented at the Gran Teatro de La Habana Alicia Alonso, under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba, the Cuban Institute of Music and the Cuban National Commission for UNESCO. The concert will be live streamed by UNESCO and will feature an extraordinary array of artists from around the world paying tribute to the international art form of jazz.

    The musically vibrant and culturally rich city of Havana, Cuba, has been selected to serve as the 2017 Global Host City, presented each year on April 30th, in partnership with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. International Jazz Day highlights the power of jazz as a force for freedom and creativity, promotes intercultural dialogue through respect and understanding, and unites people from all corners of the globe. The day is recognized on the official calendars of both UNESCO and the United Nations. International Jazz Day programs are made possible by Toyota, the 2017 lead partner.

    The All-Star Global Concert will have Herbie Hancock and Chucho Valdés serving as the artistic directors, and John Beasley and Emilio Vega as the evening’s musical co-directors. The Concert will feature stellar performances by a truly international roster of artists including Ambrose Akinmusire (United States), Carl Allen, (United States), Marc Antoine (France), Richard Bona (United States), Till Brönner (Germany), A Bu (China), Igor Butman (Russian Federation), Bobby Carcassés (Cuba) Regina Carter (United States), Kurt Elling, (United States), Kenny Garrett, (United States) Herbie Hancock (United States), Antonio Hart, (United States), Takuya Kuroda (Japan), Ivan Lins (Brazil), Sixto Llorente (Cuba), Marcus Miller (United States), Youn Sun Nah (Republic of Korea), Julio Padrón (Cuba), Gianluca Petrella (Italy), Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba), Antonio Sánchez (Mexico), Christian Sands (United States), Esperanza Spalding (United States), Chucho Valdés (Cuba), Ben Williams (United States), Tarek Yamani (Lebanon), Dhafer Youssef (Tunisia), Pancho Amat (Cuba), César López (Cuba) and others, with further details to be announced in the days to follow.

    “UNESCO is proud to be associated once again with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, as well as with the Instituto Cubano de la Música, to raise the flag for jazz, for freedom, for creativity, for diversity and for unity. This year’s focus on Cuba is testament to the power of jazz to build bridges and join women and men together around shared values and aspirations”, said Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO.

    Many acclaimed musicians and educators from Cuba and around the world will participate in free jazz performances, master classes, improvisational workshops, jam sessions and community outreach initiatives. Programs will take place at schools, arts venues, community centers, jazz clubs and parks across the city of Havana and throughout Cuba beginning on Monday, April 24th and leading up to the festivities on April 30th. Additionally, jazz history and education programs will be provided for tens of thousands of students in over 11,000 schools across Cuba. These programs will be among the thousands of International Jazz Day live performances, educational activities, and community service programs taking place in more than 190 countries on all continents.

    Herbie Hancock, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue, said: “Afro-Cuban jazz and its rich history have played a pivotal role in the evolution and enrichment of the entire jazz genre. The incomparable trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie along with beloved Cuban musicians Mario Bauzá, Machito and Chano Pozo, infused American jazz with Afro-Cuban rhythms to create a brand new, energetic sound that defined modern music. We are so pleased that Havana, Cuba, will serve as the Global Host City for International Jazz Day 2017. On behalf of the worldwide family of jazz musicians, educators and enthusiasts, I would like to thank the citizens of Havana and Cuba for their enormous support of this truly global musical art form.”

    The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz is once again working with UNESCO and its field offices, national commissions, networks, associated schools, universities and institutes, public radio and public television stations, and NGOs to ensure their involvement and participation in International Jazz Day 2017. Additionally, in countries throughout the world, libraries, schools, universities, performing arts venues, community centers, artists, and arts organizations of all disciplines will be celebrating the day through presentations, concerts, and other jazz-focused programs.

    The celebration in Havana of the International Jazz Day in 2017 marks the seventieth anniversary of Cuba’s accession to UNESCO and the foundation of the National Commission for UNESCO.

    For more information about the International Jazz Day 2017 live stream, and to register events on the official website, please visit www.jazzday.com or www.unesco.org/jazzday.


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    UN Security Council adopts historic resolution for the protection of heritage


    New York, 24 March 2017 - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova addressed today’s public briefing of the United Nations Security Council on “Maintenance of international peace and security: destruction and trafficking of cultural heritage by terrorist groups and in situations of armed conflict,” where the UN Security Council unanimously adopted resolution 2347 for the protection of heritage.

    “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, it has become a tactic of war to tear societies over the long term, in a strategy of cultural cleansing. This is why defending cultural heritage is more than a cultural issue, it is a security imperative, inseparable from that of defending human lives," Director-General Bokova told the Security Council, as she spoke in support of the resolution, with Executive Director of UNODC Youri Fedotov and Commander Fabrizio Parrulli of the Carabinieri Italiani.

    "Weapons are not enough to defeat violent extremism. Building peace requires culture also; it requires education, prevention, and the transmission of heritage. This is the message of this historic resolution," she added.

    The briefing by Director-General Bokova before the Security Council marked the first time a Director-General of UNESCO has been invited in this capacity. The briefing was held at the initiative of France and Italy and under the Presidency of the United Kingdom.

    The Director-General went on to explain that since the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 2199 in 2015, which prohibits trade in cultural property from Iraq and Syria, efforts are well-underway to disrupt terrorist financing through the illicit trafficking of antiquities. “In a global movement launched by UNESCO, some 50 States have strengthened their legislation and are sharing information and data, to dismantle trafficking routes, to facilitate restitutions.

    “Together, UNESCO, INTERPOL, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, customs services, the private sector and museums are all bolstering cooperation, coordinating new action,” she said.

    Commander Fabrizio Parulli of the Carabinieri Italiani and the Unite4heritage task force shared the latest data on illicit trafficking, recalling that since 1969, 800,000 artefacts had been seized by Italian forces in the fight against the financing of criminal activities.

    Resolution 2347 is the first ever resolution adopted by the Security Council to focus exclusively on Cultural heritage. The unanimous support to the Resolution reflects a new recognition of the importance of heritage protection for peace and security. UNESCO is guardian of a wide array of legal instruments that are of vital importance in the protection of cultural heritage. These include the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property on the Event of Armed Conflict (1954) and its two Protocols, as well as the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting the Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property and the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (1972).

    For more information, contact: Ricardo de Guimaraes Pinto, UNESCO Liaison Office to the UN, +1 917-975-8498, r.de-guimaraes-pinto@unesco.org.


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    UNESCO calls on international community to help revive Iraq’s cultural heritage in the wake of massive destruction


    Paris, 24 February— A two-day International Coordination Conference on the Safeguarding of Cultural Heritage in Liberated Areas of Iraq ended at UNESCO’s Headquarters on Friday, laying the ground for an emergency, medium and long term action plan to preserve the country’s rich, diverse millennial archaeological sites, its museums, religious heritage, and historic cities.

     UNESCO
    NIMRUD (December 2016)
    Situated 32 kilometres south of Mosul, the city of Nimrud (Kalakh), was founded more than 3,300 years ago. It was one of the capitals of the Assyrian Empire, and its frescoes and works are celebrated around the world, in literature and sacred texts.


     UNESCO
    NIMRUD (December 2016)
    Situated 32 kilometres south of Mosul, the city of Nimrud (Kalakh), was founded more than 3,300 years ago. It was one of the capitals of the Assyrian Empire, and its frescoes and works are celebrated around the world, in literature and sacred texts.


    The Iraqi government officials and some 80 heritage experts from all over the world at the meeting agreed to appoint a joint UNESCO-Iraqi Steering Committee to coordinate and advocate the many national and international initiatives to rehabilitate the cultural heritage of Iraq.

    Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, said that damage was even greater than had been feared and she described today’s meeting as the start of a long heritage rehabilitation process which is likely to require decades of work. “This is a turning point for the Iraqi people and for the world’s understanding of the role of heritage for societies in conflict situations.” Less than three months after sending emergency missions to Nineveh and Nimrud, and, more recently, a damage assessment mission to the World Heritage site of Ashur, Ms Bokova said that “UNESCO is already mobilizing on the ground to support Iraq in protecting heritage and objects most at risk, and to fence off and guard sites.”

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    ASHUR (Qal'at Sherqat) FEBRUARY 2017 - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
    The ancient city of Ashur is located on the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia in a specific geo-ecological zone, at the borderline between rain-fed and irrigation agriculture. The city dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. From the 14th to the 9th centuries BC it was the first capital of the Assyrian Empire, a city-state and trading platform of international importance. It also served as the religious capital of the Assyrians, associated with the god Ashur. The city was destroyed by the Babylonians, but revived during the Parthian period in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.


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    ASHUR (Qal'at Sherqat) FEBRUARY 2017 - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
    The ancient city of Ashur is located on the Tigris River in northern Mesopotamia in a specific geo-ecological zone, at the borderline between rain-fed and irrigation agriculture. The city dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. From the 14th to the 9th centuries BC it was the first capital of the Assyrian Empire, a city-state and trading platform of international importance. It also served as the religious capital of the Assyrians, associated with the god Ashur. The city was destroyed by the Babylonians, but revived during the Parthian period in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD.


    According to Qais Rasheed, Iraq’s Vice-Minister of Culture for Antiquities and Tourism Affairs, violent extremists have wreaked severe damage to archaeological sites of world importance, destroying up to 70% of Nineveh and 80% of Nimrud. They systematically dug tunnels in Mosul and other heritage sites in search for antiquities to sell on the Internet and black market. Mohammad Iqbal Omar, Iraq’s Minister of Education, stressed that “we must stop the trade in Iraqi antiquities, adhere to UN Security Council Resolution 2199 [banning all cultural trade from Iraq and Syria], and dry up Daesh’s money flow.”

    “As we reclaim our country,” said Fryad Rawandouzi, Minister of Culture, “We need help from UNESCO, the UN and others to rehabilitate museums, cities and sites, and return stolen objects. We need a plan with a timeline, as well as technical and financial support.”

    The meeting also included an information session for representatives of UNESCO’s 195 Member States, crucial to raise funds for strategic safeguarding priorities identified during the meeting: archaeological sites; museums and museum collections; World Heritage sites and those on the “Tentative List” [slated to apply for World Heritage status in the future]; historical manuscripts; historical buildings and urban heritage; as well as religious heritage.

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    Mosul Museum 2008
    As the second largest museum in Iraq, the Mosul Museum is home to hundreds of artefacts of Assyrian origin, some dating back 3,000 years. In 2003, some 1,500 objects were relocated to the Iraqi Museum in Baghdad for safekeeping, while other statues - too large or too fragile - stayed.


    Many of the actions identified, were qualified as urgent, notably the need to conduct thorough damage assessment and protection measures such as the fencing off of exposed sites.

    “Daesh tried, but will never erase our culture, identity, diversity, history and the pillars of civilization. I call on the world to help us,” declared Mohammad Iqbal Omar, the Education of Iraq.

    The meeting was organized by UNESCO and the Iraqi Ministry for Culture, with financial support by the Government of Japan in the framework of the project Preventive Conservation of Iraq’s Museum Collections and Cultural Heritage at Imminent Risk, carried out by the UNESCO Iraq Office in Baghdad.

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    HATRA - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
    A large fortified city under the influence of the Parthian Empire and capital of the first Arab Kingdom, Hatra withstood invasions by the Romans in A.D. 116 and 198 thanks to its high, thick walls reinforced by towers. The remains of the city, especially the temples where Hellenistic and Roman architecture blend with Eastern decorative features, attest to the greatness of its civilization.


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    HATRA - UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE
    A large fortified city under the influence of the Parthian Empire and capital of the first Arab Kingdom, Hatra withstood invasions by the Romans in A.D. 116 and 198 thanks to its high, thick walls reinforced by towers. The remains of the city, especially the temples where Hellenistic and Roman architecture blend with Eastern decorative features, attest to the greatness of its civilization.



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    Global Used Car Price Index 2017


    Global Used Car Price Index 2017

    Study by Carspring reveals the sharp difference in the value of used automobiles around the world.


  • USA most affordable country to buy used cars worldwide

  • The UK is the 2nd least expensive country to buy used cars worldwide

  • Singapore is the most expensive country to buy every model

  • Car depreciation varies significantly depending on the market



  • London, United Kingdom, 25/01/2017 - Online used car dealership Carspring conducted a study to better understand the depreciation of second-hand cars around the globe. While comparing the value of used cars between nations is known within the industry to be a challenge, Carspring have made it their mission to understand the global market and to offer transparency on the subject for the public. The Global Used Car Price Index 2017 offers an insightful overview of the value of various brands across different economic regions and car markets.

    The 40 countries researched include the majority of the largest car producing nations, plus other countries of automotive interest, whilst brands were selected based on global popularity. Where no direct model comparison was available between nations, they identified comparable global models per brand and selected models with similar mileage and engines. With these conditions defined, they researched all used cars currently available in the market for each model, plus those sold in the past 12 months from hundreds of online outlets and brick and mortar retailers in 5 of the biggest cities in each market.

    “The fluctuating value of used cars around the world has always mystified buyers and experts alike,” states Carspring's Co-founder Maximilian Vollenbroich, “But we took it upon ourselves to make the complicated simple and present a snapshot of the current global value of used cars.”

    Full list of results (click here)

    Further findings include:

  • Singapore is the most expensive country to buy a used car for every model due to the country’s extremely high taxes on automobiles.

  • India is the most affordable country to buy a used General Motors Chevrolet / Opel / Vauxhall at an average price of $4,757.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a used General Motors Chevrolet / Opel / Vauxhall at an average price of $15,435.

  • Bulgaria is the most affordable country to buy a used Renault vehicle at an average price of $8,251.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a used Renault vehicle at an average price of $19,806.

  • Czech Republic is the most affordable country to buy a used Hyundai vehicle at $8,812.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a used Hyundai vehicle at an average price of $19,631.

  • Canada is the most affordable country to buy a used Ford vehicle at an average price of $6,753.

  • Norway is the second most expensive country to buy a used Ford vehicle at an average price of $17,795.

  • Croatia and Slovakia are the most affordable countries to buy a used VW vehicle, tied at an average price of $10,212.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a used VW vehicle at an average price of $22,627.

  • USA is the most affordable country to buy a used Fiat at an average price of $6,106.

  • India is the second most expensive country to buy a used Fiat in at an average price of $19,755.

  • Bulgaria is the most affordable country to buy a used Land Rover at an average price of $29,147.

  • India is the second most expensive country to buy a used Land Rover at an average price of $58,576.

  • Mexico is the most affordable country to buy a Mercedes at an average price of $16,844.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a Mercedes at an average price of $42,438.

  • India is the most affordable country to buy a Pickup at an average price of $5,272.

  • Hungary is the second most expensive country to buy a Pickup at an average price of $34,434.

  • Latvia is the most affordable country to buy a Hybrid vehicle at an average price of $14,528.

  • Denmark is the second most expensive country to buy a Hybrid vehicle at an average price of $43,174.


  • https://www.carspring.co.uk/global-used-car-price-index/dollar//.

    About Carspring: Carspring is an online used car dealership, launched in May 2015, on a mission to make buying a used car simple and stress-free. With Carspring, you log online, find your car and spread the cost with a monthly payment plan. The company then delivers an RAC-approved used car directly to your door, wherever you live in the UK. It’s buying used cars, without bad surprises.


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    UNESCO Director-General receives the Mayor of Venice


    Paris, 24 January—The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, received the Mayor of Venice, Mr. Luigi Brugnaro, at UNESCO Headquarters, in the presence of representatives of the Italian government, to discuss the protection of the city of Venice and its Lagoon, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

    This meeting follows the Director-General's visit to Venice on 3 and 4 November 2016, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Venice flood.

    The discussion focused on measures taken by the Italian authorities and the Municipality of Venice to ensure the long-term protection of the site. The meeting of the World Heritage Committee in July 2016 made a number of recommendations and asked that Italy report on its actions before 1 February 2017.

    The Italian authorities reaffirmed their total commitment to respond to the concerns raised by the World Heritage Committee in July 2016 regarding the preservation of the city of Venice. This commitment resulted in the adoption of a new "Pact for Venice", signed on 26 November last, planning for the investment of some 457 million Euros in preservation initiatives in the city and its lagoon over the next four years. In addition, as part of the National Strategic Plan for the Development of Tourism presented by the Ministry of Cultural Activities and Tourism on 16 December last, the objective of which is to put sustainable tourism at the center of national policies, a specific pilot action is planned to monitor and manage tourist flows in Venice.

    "Venice is a shared heritage of outstanding universal value. Working hand-in-hand, UNESCO with the Government, the Municipality, and all stakeholders, is the only way forward. This morning the mayor of Venice presented to me in detail the great number of measures taken and the concrete projects that he intends to carry out. I understand the strength of the commitment jointly led by the municipality and the Government . We will continue to move forward in this spirit.” said Irina Bokova.

    "My presence today is a sign of Venice’s trust and commitment to the international cooperation. I have presented this morning to the Director-General the progress made during the last 15 months by the city of Venice, which shows a strong commitment to the revitalization of the city and a clear trend reversal. I hope that this meeting will be the starting point of a cooperation that builds a new vision for Venice in the next 20 years, where all are committed to a better future for young people and future generations.” said Mayor Luigi Brugnaro.

    The bilateral meeting between the Director-General and the Mayor was followed by working meetings to explore various aspects of the management of the World Heritage site.

    State of Conservation of Venice and its Lagoon: http://whc.unesco.org/en/soc/?action=list&pattern=venise


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    New Book Highlights the Dramatic Changes and Impacts on Children from the Refugee Crisis


    Santa Barbara based couple Robin and Robert Jones have lived part-time on the beautiful island of Lesbos, Greece for 42 years. In 2015 Lesbos became a flashpoint for the refugee crisis sweeping Europe and Asia.

    In April 2015, fewer than 150 refugees a week were landing on the island. By November, 3,000 desperate people were pouring onto their beaches every day after having made the dangerous crossing of the Aegean Sea on overcrowded rubber rafts from Turkey.

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    Their new book, The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of the Children, shares what happened when the Robin and Robert joined other volunteers to help the refugees, over half of whom were women and children.

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    Soaked, with few to no belongings, the refugees desperately wanted to continue their journey to Northern Europe and leave Greece as soon as possible.

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    At a rest stop set up for the refugees, Robin, an art teacher, decided to provide paper, colored pens and a plastic tablecloth she spread on the ground to give the children a place to draw.

    The kids were at first a little shy but then they began to draw. And as more and more children got involved, an amazing scene developed that drew many onlookers. The activity offered a moment of relief to the many children arriving on the beach or entering the temporary chaos of the transit camps.

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    All of the drawings and photos were done within hours of arrival. The photos and drawings show what the children were seeing and feel fully in the moment.

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    They sketched tanks and guns but also flowers and homes. Streaks and swirls of blue represented the water they had just crossed.

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    The simple act of drawing concentrated the children’s thoughts on a quieter world where they could express what they were experiencing or, for a moment, to just have a little fun.

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    One of the most powerful of the children’s drawings shows tanks shooting at people, the boat crossing the expanse of the sea to a world of trees, birds and flowers.

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    The frowning sun above is replaced with a smiling sun in Lesbos. Note the figures in the water that seem to suggest not everyone on his boat survived the crossing.

    Robin found a way for the children to step outside the harsh reality of their current situation. Their lives were forever changed by the refugee crisis.

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    Robin and Robert Jones knew while this crisis was unfolding that beyond the words and photos, it was an extraordinary moment for them personally to get a chance to experience the profound gift of caring for other humans in desperate need.

    They created the book so that the shared smiles, hands touching hearts in thanks and the wet eyes will never be forgotten.

    The Jones’ say, “Our goal is to place a human face on this world event and meaning to the term “refugee.” This ongoing crisis is changing the world. We believe there is an urgent need to educate and offer an opportunity for people to connect to the human side of this tragedy.”

    Refugee Crisis


    The Refugee Crisis: Through the Eyes of Children
    Robin and Robert Jones
    List $19.95
    Paperback: 82 pages
    Publisher Blue Point Books
    ISBN-10: 1883423473 ISBN-13: 978-1883423476

    All the proceeds from the sales of Through the Eyes of the Children, over the actual costs, will be donated to IsraAID through the Avi Schaefer Fund.

    The children’s art as well as Robin’s photographs are available for viewing at www.throughtheeyesofthechildren.com

    About the Authors:
    Refugee Crisis


    Robin and Robert Jones, on a break from their separate worlds, met by chance on the Greek island of Hydra in 1974. From there they traveled by ferry to the island of Lesbos and the beautiful village of Molyvos, where they fell in love with each other and the village.

    Robert has been traveling the world since he was 18 years old. He has owned an Asian art gallery and bookstore in Toronto, Canada, is a SCUBA instructor, a poet, and was President of an international processing and distribution company.

    Robin holds a BFA and K-12 Teaching Certification from Temple University (Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia) and is passionate about family, photography, cooking, and travel (among many other things).

    Robert and Robin married in Toronto two years after their chance meeting in Greece. After years in the corporate world, in 1987 they retreated back to Molyvos with their three sons for a year’s sabbatical.

    Returning to the States, they moved to Santa Barbara (where Robert had gone to high school) and started a successful travel company that they recently sold after 28 years. During those years they frequently returned to Molyvos where, in 2007, they bought a second home. They continue to spend 3-4 months a year there.

    Robin and Robert’s lives were forever changed by the refugee crisis. They knew while this crisis was unfolding that beyond the words and photos, it was an extraordinary moment for them personally to get a chance to experience the profound gift of caring for other humans in desperate need. They have made it their mission to share their experience with others so the refugees will not be forgotten.

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    UNESCO reports on extensive damage in first emergency assessment mission to Aleppo


    Paris, 20 January - UNESCO led an emergency mission to Aleppo from 16 to 19 January to undertake a preliminary assessment of the extent of damages at the World Heritage site of the Ancient City of Aleppo, as well as the state of educational institutions in the city.

    The UNESCO team reported extensive damage at the Great Umayyad Mosque, the Citadel, mosques, churches, suqs, khans, madrassas, hammams, museums and other significant historic buildings in Aleppo. According to a preliminary assessment, some 60% of the old city of Aleppo has been severely damaged, with 30% totally destroyed. The mission noted the incredible resilience of the people of Aleppo and the efforts led by heritage professionals to undertake mitigation actions during the conflict, as well as emergency measures for the recovery phase (damage assessment, debris management...). Emergency measures were discussed during a number of working meetings with the Aleppo City Council, the DGAM and NGOs, in order to identify adequate proposals and coordinate action. During these consultations, it was proposed to declare the Ancient City of Aleppo an “emergency zone”. At the same time, UNESCO is working on an emergency initiative to coordinate international efforts.

    In the field of education, UNESCO reports the indescribable destruction of learning institutions. The schools visited by UNESCO in east Aleppo are either destroyed or require extensive rehabilitation. The Osam Alnadir basic school is barely recognizable. The nationally renowned Aleppo Fourth Vocational Institute, specialized in technical education, has been reduced to rubble. The very few schools still in operation are in dire situation, unsafe for learning, deprived of electricity or water, featuring broken doors and windows, as well as fragments of shrapnel.

    “The destruction of one of the greatest and most ancient cities in the world is a tragedy for all Syrians and for all humanity” said the Director-General. “This situation calls for immediate action and the highest sense of responsibility and coordination,” said the Director-General.

    The people of Aleppo and Syria know too well the importance of education and culture to foster resilience and build peace. UNESCO stands by them to accelerate the resumption of all educational institutions and the protection of heritage. Close to 20 schools have reopened since December 2016. Demand is extremely high and alternative learning spaces, such as mobile classes, must be built and made available on an urgent basis. In all of the opened schools visited, UNESCO witnessed the immense determination to get back to normality, with so many children eager to learn and teachers delivering despite the little they have. Education is a cornerstone of all recovery efforts, and there is a need to must drastically strengthen efforts towards education, knowledge and skills, as the conflict is still underway.

    “As I have urged on numerous occasions, I call on all parties to refrain from targeting cultural monuments and educational institutions, in accordance with international and humanitarian law. Culture and education should never be taken hostage of conflict - we must unite to protect them. To destroy Syria's heritage is to kill the Syrian people a second time. To forget its history is to deny the values and rights that are attached to it. War does not spare lives or stones, and that is why the search for peace implies saving lives, schools and heritage at the same time. UNESCO is determined to play its part, standing firmly together with the Syrian people, in close coordination with partners,” the Director-General concluded.


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    UNESCO Director-General condemns destruction of the Tetrapylon and severe damage to the Theatre in Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site


    UNESCO received several reports and satellite imagery released today by UNITAR-UNOSAT confirming the destruction of Palmyra’s tetrapylon and parts of the theatre’s proscenium.

    “This destruction is a new war crime and an immense loss for the Syrian people and for humanity,” said UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova. “This new blow against cultural heritage, just a few hours after UNESCO received reports about mass executions in the theatre, shows that cultural cleansing led by violent extremists is seeking to destroy both human lives and historical monuments in order to deprive the Syrian people of its past and its future. This is why the protection of heritage is inseparable from the protection of human lives, and we must all unite to put this at the center of all efforts to build peace,” Ms. Bokova added.

    The tetrapylon was a monument marking a major road intersection along the colonnaded street of Palmyra. It was a testimony to the grandeur of the era around 270 AD, during which Queen Zenobia had reached the height of her power.

    “The tetrapylon was an architectural symbol of the spirit of the encounter and openness of Palmyra – and this is also one of the reasons why it has been destroyed. Its position and shape are unique in ancient architecture and testified to the specificity of Palmyrene identity, as a source of pride and dignity for all Syrians today,” declared the Director-General.

    Palmyra’s theatre, dating from the 2nd century AD, is built in the center of a semicircular colonnaded piazza located to the southwest of the main colonnaded street. Satellite images show damage at its formerly well-preserved proscenium wall, decorated with ten curved and nine rectangular niches placed alternately.

    UNESCO reiterates its calls on the international community to stand united against cultural cleansing.

    An oasis in the Syrian desert, northeast of Damascus, Palmyra contains the monumental ruins of a great city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world. From the 1st to the 2nd century, the art and architecture of Palmyra, standing at the crossroads of several civilizations, married Greco-Roman techniques with local traditions and Persian influences. Palmyra was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1980 and has been on the list of world heritage in Danger since 2013.

    More information on UNOSAT: http://www.unitar.org/unosat/node/44/2537

    More information on Palmyra, UNESCO World Heritage site http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/23/

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