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UNESCO designates Thessaloniki as a City of Gastronomy

The UNESCO has designated Thessaloniki as a City of Gastronomy. It is the first Greek city to receive this title which is part of the Creative Cities Network. On 8 November, UNESCO unveiled the newest members of its Creative Cities Network. Created in 2004, this network seeks to promote the …

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Polyphonic Caravan selected for UNESCO Register of Safeguarding Epirus folk songs

The Polyphonic Caravan, a project researching, safeguarding and promoting the Epirus polyphonic song has been selected in 2020 on the UNESCO Register of Good Safeguarding Practices The Polyphonic Caravan is a longstanding project aimed at researching, safeguarding and promoting the Epirus polyphonic song. Performed for centuries, the Epirus polyphonic song …

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ICOMOS calls for Protection of antiquities at Thessaloniki metro station

The International Council on Monuments and Sites, a technical advisor to UNESCO is calling for the Protection of the Antiquities in situ at the Venizelos Metro station in Thessaloniki, northern Greece. The resolution comes following the decision of local authorities and the Greek Central Archeological Council to remove the antiquities …

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UNESCO warns Erdogan: No status change of Hagia Sophia without our approval

“Without approval by the UNESCO, the status of world heritage monuments cannot be changed,” the world cultural organization said and took the wind out of the sails of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan who keeps heralding that he will turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. “All decisions concerning the implementation …

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UNESCO-Greece calls for nominations for Cultural Landscapes international Prize

The UNESCO – Greece has called for nominations for the Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes. Nominations are open, with the deadline for submission 30 April 2019. The Prize rewards outstanding action to safeguard and enhance the world’s major cultural landscapes, which can contribute …

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Rebetiko has been inscribed on the UNESCO representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Greek Rebetiko was inscribed on the UNESCO representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Rebetiko was included in the list during the 12th annual conference of the UNESCO Committee of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in South Korea December 4-6 2017.  Greek Culture & Sport Ministry had submitted …

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