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The role of the Board of Directors is to Yves Klein at Blenheim Palace Klein Estate.

It explored concepts of beauty, sensibility and the sublime, offering visitors a unique opportunity to view the artist’s seminal artworks in the landmark setting of the World Heritage eighteenth-century Palace. Featuring over 50 artworks, visitors were able to explore Klein’s wide-ranging practice, including painting, sculpture and large-scale installation. One of the most influential artists of his generation.

It explored concepts of beauty, sensibility and the sublime, offering visitors a unique opportunity to view the artist’s seminal artworks in the landmark setting of the World Heritage eighteenth-century Palace.

Featuring over 50 artworks, visitors were able to explore Klein’s wide-ranging practice, including painting, sculpture and large-scale installation. One of the most influential artists of his generation, his pioneering artistic experiments anticipated and inspired movements in conceptual art, minimalism and performance art.

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UNESCO World Book Capital

Established in 2001, the UNESCO World Book Capital is designed to promote books, reading and a love of literature. One city is chosen per year to be the UNESCO World Book Capital.

International UNESCO/SimĂłn BolĂ­var Prize

The purpose of the Prize is to reward an activity of outstanding merit which has contributed to the freedom, independence and dignity of peoples and to the strengthening of a new international economic, social and cultural order.

International UNESCO/José Martí Prize

The purpose of the International UNESCO/José Martí Prize is to promote and reward an activity of outstanding merit in accordance with the ideals and spirit of José Martí.

Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents

The Shenzhen Design Award for Young Talents (SDAY) is an international, professional competition for young designers under 35 who are from one of the UNESCO Creative Cities worldwide.

Felix Houphouet-Boigny Peace Prize

The FĂ©lix HouphouĂ«t-Boigny Peace Prize was created in 1989 to honour individuals or public and private bodies or institutions that have made a significant contribution to promoting, seeking, safeguarding or maintaining peace in conformity with the United Nations’ Charter and the Constitution of UNESCO.

UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science

By bridging the gap between science and society the benefits of scientific knowledge can be used to improve daily lives, empower people and find solutions to global, regional and local challenges. In order to strengthen communication between science and society it is important that efforts made in bridging the gap do not go unnoticed.

Green Chemistry For Life Grant Programme

Established to give young scientists involved in research in green chemistry and allied areas in biochemistry, geochemistry, biotechnology, ecology and healthcare ample opportunity to demonstrate their inventiveness and provide important input to sustainable development.

What exactly are UNESCO Events? There are three categories: Learn about them below.

EVENTS

Our events range from UNESCO organised events such as conferences to events organised by our partners and designations – our World Heritage Sites, Biospheres, Geoparks and more. As a United Nations organisation, we also celebrate a number of International Days throughout the year, partnering and encouraging events and activations both on and offline designed to promote values that are central to UNESCO’s core. Discover below a brief overview of our three types of events and browse the past, present and future happenings listed in our calendar.

UNESCO EVENTS

These are events organised by us, the UK National Commission for UNESCO, and include conferences and more.

DESIGNATION AND PARTNER EVENTS

We relay events that are promoted to us by our designations - World Heritage Sites, Creative Cities, Geoparks, Biospheres, Learning Cities - and our partners - UNESCO Prizes, etc...

INTERNATIONAL DAYS

International Days are celebrations of important aspects of human life and history as well as public calls to action on critical issues, from climate change to human rights.

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Our network of projects and partners organise a variety of events. Browse Past, Present and Future events below.

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International Days

The United Nations General Assembly designates a number of “International Days” to mark important aspects of human life and history. UNESCO celebrates those that fall within the field on our responsibilities. Browse the upcoming days below and view the full calendar by clicking the link below.

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Why are International Days important? They provide unique opportunities to transmit UNESCO values to the world.

INTERNATIONAL DAYS

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DATE ADDED

This document was nominated in 2015 and was added to the listing in 2017.

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