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UN agency honours traditional farming sites in China, Iran, Republic of Korea

2nd May 2014 Press Releases

Rome, 1 May 2014 – The birthplace of jasmine tea and a nearly 3,000 year old irrigation system are among the traditional farming sites designated “globally important” land use systems or landscapes by the United Nations food and agricultural agency, it was announced today. (more…)

On World Day, UN celebrates historic influence of jazz to connect people, ignite social change

1st May 2014 Press Releases

“Through jazz, millions of people have sung and still sing today their desire for freedom, tolerance and human dignity,” the Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova, said in her message for International Jazz Day, celebrated each year on 30 April. (more…)