World Day for Audiovisual Heritage / Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual - 27/10/2012

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, 27 October 2012

Our audiovisual heritage is rich and vibrant -- it is also extremely fragile. The pace of technological development is making formats and reading devices become obsolescent in less than a decade. The preservation of audiovisual heritage is a complex task that requires costly resources. In response to the rapid deterioration and loss of this heritage, we must redouble our efforts for storage and digitization and strengthen international cooperation – because time is working against us.

Full message will be available from the Director-General's webpage 27 October.


Mensaje de la Directora General de la UNESCO, Irina Bokova, con motivo del Día Mundial del Patrimonio Audiovisual, 27 de octubre de 2012

Nuestro patrimonio audiovisual es particularmente rico y está vivo, pero es también sumamente frágil. En menos de un decenio, las evoluciones técnicas provocan la obsolescencia de los formatos y de los aparatos capaces de leerlos. La preservación del patrimonio audiovisual es una tarea compleja, que exige medios onerosos. Ante el deterioro y la desaparición acelerada de ese patrimonio, debemos impulsar campañas de almacenamiento y de digitalización de una amplitud sin precedente, y reforzar los medios de la cooperación internacional pues el tiempo no juega a nuestro favor.

Mensaje completo estará disponible en la página web de la Directora General 27 de octubre.

CLME’s Information Management System IMS is on line!

The CLME “Caribbean Large Marine Ecosystem” project, funded by GEF and implemented jointly by UNDP and UNESCO IOC with UNOPS as executing agency, aims at strengthening the management of the shared living marine resources of the Wider Caribbean. Within the framework CLME, the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission IOC of UNESCO through its regional office for the Caribbean and Adjacent Regions, IOCARIBE, assumed the responsibility to develop and implement the project’s component on data and information: IMS/REMP.

The IMS (Information Management System) and REMP (Regional Environmental Monitoring Programme) are two complementary elements, aimed at providing up to date, complete and reliable data and information on ecosystems, environment and related issues, for decision making and governance. While the IMS system provides the users with links (mostly URL’s) to relevant data and information, the REMP activity ensures the provision of updated data and information to the IMS. Both elements have been under development since April 2012.

We are happy and proud to announce that a beta- version of the IMS now is on line at the following URL:

http://clmeims.gcfi.org/

You are kindly invited to visit the site, register yourself as an IMS user and explore the possibilities of the IMS portal.

Note that in order to present the results of the IMS/REMP development to the CLME community, UNESCO IOC is organizing the “IMS/REMP Promotion and Awareness Workshop,” to be held in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. 29 -31 January 2013 (*new updated dates)

During the workshop, the IMS/REMP mechanism will be presented in detail, and the participants will receive a training in the use of IMS. Furthermore, the participants will have ample opportunity to work on line with the beta version of IMS. The intention is to obtain feedback from users, which can be used to improve the performance of the IMS. The workshop will also include a number of presentations on issues related to the management of data and information on ecosystems and environment, in an effort to strengthen and harmonize data and information mechanisms in the countries and at regional level.

Those interested in IMS/REMP and the above mentioned workshop, please contact the IOCARIBE Secretariat:

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2012 / Día Internacional para la Erradicación de la Pobreza, 17 de octubre de 2012

Message from Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October 2012

Despite overall economic development worldwide, inequalities have grown dramatically in the last ten years, both within and between countries. More than one billion people live in extreme poverty today. This situation is a violation of basic human rights and an obstacle to development. The struggle to eradicate poverty must be at the forefront of all efforts to uphold human dignity and promote sustainable development.

Full message will be available from the Director-General's webpage 17 October.


Mensaje de la Directora General de la UNESCO, Irina Bokova, con motivo del Día Internacional para la Erradicación de la Pobreza, 17 de octubre de 2012

A pesar del desarrollo económico global de nuestro mundo, las desigualdades han aumentado considerablemente durante los últimos diez años, tanto entre los países como dentro de ellos. Más de mil millones de personas viven hoy día en la pobreza extrema. Esta situación atenta contra los derechos humanos fundamentales y constituye un freno para el desarrollo. La lucha para la erradicación de la pobreza debe estar en primera línea en todos los esfuerzos en pro de la defensa de la dignidad humana y la construcción del desarrollo sostenible.

Mensaje completo estará disponible en la página web de la Directora General 17 de octubre.

A World of Science - New Issue / Un Mundo de Ciencia - Nuevo Numero - (Vol. 10, no. 3)

This quarterly newsletter provides information on the work of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the field of natural sciences. In focus in this issue "Ocean Blues".

Latest edition available here.

Previous issues available from UNESCO here.


Este Boletín trimestral ofrece informaciones sobre el trabajo de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO) en los dominios de ciencias exactas y naturales.

(Nuevo numero publicado en espanol a finales de octubre)

Números anteriores aqui.

NOAA Guide for control and management of invasive Lionfish

"Scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science and its partners teamed up to create the first ever guidelines for coastal managers to control the spread of invasive lionfish" Lionfish are invading the tropical West Atlantic and are now found throughout the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, they have no natural predators in these areas and "are taking food and habitat from native fish that are important to the local ecology and economy."

 More information here.

 The full manual is available here.