Art & Culture

UNESCO experts ready to assist reconstruction of iconic Notre Dame, following devastating blaze

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Notre-Dame cathedral after the fire in Paris. Sections of the cathedral were under scaffolding as part of extensive renovations. (16 April 2019)

Celebrating the First International Day of Conscience in Vienna

Conscience unites peace promoters together

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The Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL) spreads the message and energy of love and peace through an elegant peacock dance at a gala dinner in celebration of the first International Day of Conscience, Friday, April 5, 2019, in Vienna, Austria.

International Day of Conscience Launched at the UN in Vienna

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Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), right, and Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, the fifth President of Trinidad and Tobago, exchange ideas on love and peace before launching the International Day of Conscience at the World Leader Summit of Love and Peace, Friday, April 5, 2019, at United Nations in Vienna. (Michael Gruber/AP Images for the Federation of World Peace and Love)

The World Leader Summit of Love and Peace and Ceremony of Ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love Takes Place in Vienna for the First Time

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A team of young ladies from FOWPAL, with long swords in their hands, presented a powerful and yet elegant sword dance, conveying love, kindness, courage, and tenderness.

Traditional Korean wrestling listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage following unprecedented merged application from both Koreas

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, meeting in Port Louis (Mauritius), has decided to inscribe traditional Korean wrestling, ssirum/ssireum, on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, on the basis of a joint application by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Republic of Korea.

THE SOUND OF THE BELL OF WORLD PEACE AND LOVE RESONATES AT UN HQ

The Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), in Cooperation with the Kingdom of Bahrain, Hosts the World Leader Summit of Love and Peace and Ceremony of Ringing the Bell of World Peace and Love

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Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, president of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), rings the Bell of World Peace and Love at the United Nations Headquarters for the first time at the World Leader Summit of Love and Peace, hosted by FOWPAL during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on October 1, 2018. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for Federation of World Peace and Love)

BELL OF WORLD PEACE AND LOVE RINGS AT UN HQ FOR THE FIRST TIME

The Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), in Cooperation with the Kingdom of Bahrain, Hosts the World Leader Summit of Love and Peace: Promoting the Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience

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Pictured from left: Dr. Babafemi Badejo, Founder/CEO of Yintab Strategy Consults; Dr. Hong, Tao-Tze, President of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL); Ms. Anna Tibaijuka, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations; and Mr. Abdalla Abbas Hamad, Advisor to the Court of H.R.H. the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain, join hands to change the world with conscience, love, and positive energy at the World Leader Summit of Love and Peace at the United Nations Headquarters in New York during the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 28, 2018. (Stuart Ramson/AP Images for the Federation of World Peace and Love)

Four sites added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Manama since 24 June under the chair of Shaikha Haya Bint Rashed al-Khalifa of Bahrain, inscribed two cultural sites in Germany and Turkey as well as two mixed (i.e. both cultural and natural) sites in Canada and Colombia, on the World Heritage List on July 1. The inscription of sites will continue on 2 July.

Lake Turkana National Park site (Kenya) inscribed on List of World Heritage in Danger

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European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018: Cultural development strategy boosts the competitiveness of cities and regions

SEDEC seminar brings local and regional representatives to Burgos

On 4 May, the historical city of Burgos in Northern Spain gathered together local and regional representatives from EU Member States in the framework of the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.