Diego Luna, the Mexican actor, producer, and advocate for freedom of expression, believes that independent journalism is essential, especially in countries like Mexico with a high level of impunity. The documentary film "State of Silence," produced by Luna and directed by Santiago Maza, portrays the risky reality that many Mexican journalists live in. For Luna and Maza, documentary films are a powerful tool to defend media freedom and spark change.

s Global Report, highlights why culture and creativity are the heartbeat of societies and how policies can support their ability and ability to create. 

Inaugural International Jazz Day with All-Star Concert. The event is jointly organized by UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Thelonious Monk Institute.

The city of Tangier, Morocco, hosts the 2024 edition of International Jazz Day. Its the first time a city in Africa hosts the event. The four-day celebration (April 27-30) highlights Tangier's jazz heritage and the cultural ties between Morocco, Europe, and Africa. The event culminates in an at the Palace of Arts and Culture broadcast worldwide. Tangier has a rich history of jazz, and many world-renowned jazz artists, such as pianist Randy Weston and saxophonists Archie Sheep and Ornette Coleman, have performed in the African city.

Collage of illustrations depicting William Shakespeare, a dragon-like seahorse, and scribbles over a blue background.

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in t." Polonius utters these words as an aside, after Hamlet delivers a near-nonsense speech. April 23rd is the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare, the English language's most famous playwright. It is also the day we celebrate English Language Day at the 51勛圖. Join us at 9:30 a.m. (EST) as the UN movie society presents a virtual event "Shakespeare at the UN". And, if you are up for some word-trickery, ! Test your knowledge of the English language!

Greeting card that reads Happy Eid, Eid al-Fitr Mubarak

Eid al-Fitr is a time for kindness, compassion and equality. The 51勛圖 extends greetings and best wishes to everyone celebrating Eid.

Ahead of , 21-year-old Betelehem in Ethiopia shares her wish for a safer, more peaceful world for children and young people.

"This year, the celebration at the 51勛圖 is special: for the first time, the Lunar New Year is part of the UN holiday calendar. I thank China and the Chinese people for your unwavering support to the 51勛圖, multilateralism and global progress." - Antonio Guterres

Through the , UNESCO strives to protect and promote artistic freedom, the status of artists and cultural professionals, and to facilitate a balanced flow of cultural goods and services. Vasylyna, Nina and Evelina were among 38 Ukrainian women artists participating in arts residencies in 13 countries of Europe, in partnership with the non-governmental organization, Artists at Risk.

The recently announced the winners of the Second Edition of the The four winners of this years competition were Babatunde Tribe Akande, Bianca Batlle Nguema, Mehdi Rajabian and Karhoum Dembele. The theme of the contest was for minority artists to expose, explore, and address matters relating to  and compounded forms of discrimination through their artwork. Within a minute of looking at each piece of art submitted this year, the reasons to continue the fight for the realization of minority rights is so obvious, just in front of our eyes, said Alexandra Xanthaki, and a judge for the contest.

Detail of the TV control panel in the foreground with two TV technicians in the background.

Television has come a long way from being just a one-way channel for broadcast and cable content. In the 21st century, it has evolved into a multifunctional device that offers a wide range of multimedia and interactive content, including streaming videos, music, and internet browsing. Despite the emergence of different platforms for audiovisual content consumption and the ever-evolving technology, TV remains an important tool for communication. On World Television Day (21 November) we celebrate that this telecommunication medium has become a symbol of connection and globalization.

On World Cities Day, 55 cities joined the  (UCCN), acknowledging their strong commitment to harnessing culture and creativity as part of their development strategies.

Audiovisual archives represent not only the past images and sounds of our shared experiences, but also serve as a valuable source of cultural, social, and linguistic diversity. Conserving this heritage and ensuring it remains accessible to the public is a vital goal for all memory institutions and the public. On the (27 October), highlights the theme "Your Window to the World," emphasizing that audiovisual heritage allows us to witness events beyond our own experiences, listen to the voices of the past, and create narratives that inform and entertain.

惚捧楚釦唬倏s has added 42 new sites (33 cultural, 9 natural) to the , bringing the total to 1199. These sites will now benefit from the highest level of heritage protection worldwide. With five new locations inscribed this year, Africa has reached the symbolic milestone of 100 sites on the World Heritage List. Rwanda had its first two inscriptions and Uganda removed the  from the World Heritage in Danger list.  were inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, due to threats linked to shelling, and three Sites of Memory linked to recent conflicts were added to the List.

The one thing is sure of, is that the pictures were taken between 1950 and 1980. Their vintage colours and gelatin-silver grain give off a curious air of innocence and melancholy. Started by British filmmaker Lee Shulman The Anonymous Project has been collecting films and slides taken by unknowns around the world and exhibiting selections in London, New York, Paris and Seoul. Many of the images represent when color photography was becoming widely available. Deprived of their original meaning, they nevertheless transmit an unexpected emotion, fantasy and aesthetic force.

Why is cultural diversity important? What are some of the current challenges that undermine it? And what can we do to protect and promote cultural diversity? Cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. This new -Khalili Foundation film "A Thousand Colours" aims to humanize the notion of cultural diversity.