UNESCO NEWS

 

Mr. Gobinathan Nair, Director-General of  Southeast Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organization (SEA RADO) presents on the mechanism of the World Anti-Doping Code.

 

Sports officials, athletes, coaches, and support personnel all over the Philippines came together for the National Anti-Doping Summit at UNILAB Bayanihan Hall in Mandaluyong City on 04-05 March 2015.

Dr. Virginia A. Miralao, Secretary-General of the Philippines National Commission for UNESCO delivered the welcome address at the summit. According to her, “although the doping situation in our country is not as alarming as in more developed countries, we at the Philippines National Commission for UNESCO are committed to promote anti-doping education and prevention programmes at the national level, in order to inform young people on the moral, legal and health consequences of doping and inculcating in them sport values such as fair play, true game, and equitable competition.”

 

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UNESCO National Commission Conducts a Monitoring Visit in Ifugao

On 27-28 March 2014, UNESCO NatComheaded by Secretary-General Virginia A. Miralao,conducted a monitoring visit to the province of Ifugao to discuss with the Provincial Government the state of conservation report of theRice Terraces of the Philippine Cordillera.

The National Commission was received by Ifugao Governor Denis Habawel and shared his vision on the preservation of the Rice Terraces. UNACOM also met with the key offices of the Provincial Government of Ifugao namely, Provincial Governor’s Office, Provincial Planning

 

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PHILIPPINES’ MOUNT HAMIGUITAN RANGE WILDLIFE SANCTUARY BECOMES A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE

DOHA, Qatar, June 23 2014 – After six years of documentation and evaluation, the Philippines gained another World Heritage Site as the 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee formally inscribed the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary into the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Mount Hamiguitan was found to fulfill criterion (x) proving its Outstanding Universal Value, which celebrates “the most important and significant natural habitats for in-situ conservation of biological diversity, including those containing threatened species of outstanding universal value from the point of view of science or conservation”

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