UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation

The purpose of the UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environment Preservation is to afford recognition to outstanding contributions by individuals, groups of individuals, institutes or organizations in the management or preservation of the environment, consistent with the policies, aims and objectives of UNESCO, and in relation to the Organization’s programmes in this field, i.e. environmental and natural resources research, environmental education and training, creation of environmental awareness through the preparation of environmental information materials and activities aimed at establishing and managing protected areas such as biosphere reserves and natural World Heritage sites.

The Prize is awarded every two years. As of 2013, the financial Prize reward is USD 70,000, a donation graciously made by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman.

Please note that the deadline for submitting nominations for the 2013 Prize is 10 September 2013.

The Prize will be awarded for the 12th time at a ceremony that will take place during the World Science Forum in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), from 24 to 27 November 2013.

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UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

A message from the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Secretariat
Un message de la part du Secrétariat de la Décennie des Nations Unies pour l’éducation au développement durable
Un mensaje de la Secretaria del Decenio de las Naciones Unidas de la Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible.

The monitoring and evaluation process for the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) is designed to capture a variety of activities related to ESD and take stock of the growth of ESD throughout the DESD. The final assessment and report will summarize and highlight the accomplishments of the DESD, convey lessons learnt and point the way for post-Decade efforts.

In order to help UNESCO prepare the final DESD report, please provide UNESCO with your inputs by answering before 31 October 2013 the online questionnaire.

Key Stakeholder — Questionnaire UN Decade of ESD Final Report


Thanks in advance for your participation.

UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development Secretariat 
2014 UNESCO World Conference on ESD — http://www.unesco.org/new/en/esd2014


Le processus de suivi et d’évaluation de la Décennie des Nations Unies pour l’éducation au service du développement durable (DEDD) vise à cerner toute une série d’activités relatives à l’EDD et à faire le bilan des progrès de l’EDD tout au long de la Décennie. L’évaluation et le rapport finals récapituleront et mettront en évidence les réalisations de la Décennie, feront état des enseignements tirés et montreront la voie que les initiatives devront emprunter à l’issue de la Décennie.

Afin d’aider l’UNESCO à établir le rapport final de la Décennie, veuillez faire parvenir vos contributions avant le 31 octobre 2013 au questionnaire en ligne :

Acteurs clés — Questionnaire Rapport final de la DEDD


Merci par avance de votre participation.

Secrétariat de la Décennie des Nations Unies pour l’éducation au développement durable

Conférence mondiale 2014 de l’UNESCO sur l’EDD — http://www.unesco.org/new/fr/unesco-world-conference-on-esd-2014/


El proceso de seguimiento y evaluación del Decenio de las Naciones Unidas de la Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible (DEDS) apunta a dar cuenta de distintas actividades relacionadas con la EDS y hacer balance del crecimiento de la EDS a lo largo del DEDS. La evaluación y el informe finales resumirán y pondrán de relieve los logros del DEDS, transmitirán las enseñanzas extraídas e indicarán el camino para las iniciativas posteriores al Decenio.

Para ayudar a la UNESCO en la tarea de preparar el informe final del DEDS, solicitamos su contribución con el envío de sus respuestas a las preguntas antes del 31 de octubre de 2013 que se encuentran en el cuestionario en línea:

Actores claves — Cuestionario Informe Final del Decenio de las Naciones Unidas de la EDS


Agradecemos su participación.

Secretaria del Decenio de las Naciones Unidas de la Educación para el Desarrollo Sostenible

Conferencia Mundial 2014 de la UNESCO sobre la EDS — http://www.unesco.org/new/es/unesco-world-conference-on-esd-2014/

Re-Visiting The Indigenous Past Of Northeast India

The Northeast India Travel Blog

With the advent of modern science, the recent decades has seen urban influence penetrating even the lives of those who remain far away from cities. The same applies here in Northeast India. The indigenous peoples of the region, who occupy a remote frontiers consisting of rainforests and Himalayan mountains, have been witnessing the advent of roads and urban goods into their territory which only twenty years back appeared forbidden to the outside world. The cultures and customs which once was have already changed to some extent. And as years pass, more of it will disappear as younger people begin to choose alternative modern lifestyles over traditional. On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2013, we would like to walk down memory lane through the means of vintage photographs and revisit the lifestyles of our region’s people to a time which once was but will never again be.

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