Tag Archives | UNESCO

National Library Restoration Project

EU Ambassador Nataliya Apostolova has visited the Libyan National Library restoration project in Tripoli. UNESCO Country director and Library staff briefed the Ambassador on the different phases of the project. The Ambassador encouraged the Libyan authorities to benefit from an EU funded regional program to support cultural heritage in the Southern Neighbourhood Region. The Ambassador […]

UNESCO Organizes Training Courses

UNESCO has organized jointly with the Department of Antiquities of Libya and the “Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro – IsCR” a training courses in conservation of movable property in Libya 8 June – 4 July 2013. The training, held in famous heritage sites Leptis Magna and Villa Silin, lasted 5 weeks and […]

UN/UNESCO Message for World Press Freedom Day

Freedom of expression, enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is essential for empowering individuals and building free and democratic societies. A fundamental right on its own, freedom of expression also provides the conditions for protecting and promoting all other human rights. But its exercise does not happen automatically; it requires […]

Workshop on the Trafficking of Antiquities

UNESCO and the Department of Antiquities of Libya co-organized a 3-day introductory workshop on ways to prevent and fight the illicit trade in cultural property. Taking place in Tripoli, 27 – 29 April, the workshop is aimed at the staff of various public institutions such as customs and police departments, as well as tourist associations. […]

EU Seeks Quality Education for All

The EU and UNICEF organised a joint monitoring mission to Misrata, Libya, last week where they visited a school and the local offices of the Ministry of Education. This initiative comes within a comprehensive programme of reform to expand access to quality education for all children. The programme started in January 2012 and has a […]

UNESCO supports Libyan Heritage with $2m Project

Libya Herald reports that UNESCO is to provide $2.26 million, in conjunction with the Libyan and Italian governments, for a two-year project to conserve historic sites, establish conservation laboratories and train more security staff to protect the country’s treasures. Roni Amelan, spokesman for UNESCO, told the news agency that projects would focus on training heritage […]

Libya Promotes its Tourism Potential

At the 33rd annual World Travel Market (WTM) trade show in London, the Libya Export Promotion Centre presented the country's tourism and cultural attractions and was very well received. In a survey of 1,300 tourism chiefs attending the conference, 56 percent said Libya had the potential to become a top tourist destination, with just 10% […]

UNESCO Calls for Halt to Destruction of Sufi Sites

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has expressed her grave concern over the destruction and desecration of Sufi shrines and libraries in Zliten, Misrata and Tripoli Libya. Ms Bokova called on the perpetrators to cease the destruction immediately. Referring to destruction at the Islamic Centre of Sheikh Abdussalam Al-Asmar in Zliten, the Mosque of SidiSha'ab in Tripoli, […]