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    Today June 25,2020, there will be a UNESCO Cities Platform Online Meeting under the theme of 'Urban Solutions : Learning from Cities' Responses to COVID-19', organized by the UNESCO, at 1:30 - 5:00 PM CET, at 20:30 PM - 12 AM in our time zone. For more information, please click on the following link. https://en.unesco.org/creative-cities/events/urban-solutions-learning-cities-responses-covid-19-unesco-cities-platform-online-meeting

    Jun 25, 2020
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    Human rights are no longer a theoretical horizon for humanity, but an immediate, concrete aspiration of all the world’s peoples. You don’t need to be racist to support more secure borders. You don’t need to be racist to maintain race & class-based standards. Racism does not need racists. On #WorldRefugeeDay, read a striking analysis on the racial component of the migration crisis in The Unesco Courier: https://on.unesco.org/2IJazDR

    Jun 20, 2020
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    UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature around the world are adjusting themselves to the unprecedented circumstance affected by the Covid-19. LitTransformer is our fellow city Lviv's program dedicated to connecting literary translators from across the globe. This year's workshops have been postponed, but instead, Lviv initiated the online talk connecting four spaces, three time-zones and four languages! LitTransformer - a bridge between four spaces,three time-zones and four languages! 9:00 Iowa City 17:00 Lviv/Bucharest 23:00 Seoul On 25.June 2020 Talk with Aron Aji from University of Iowa City, Project idea creator Roxana Doncu from Bucharest, Translator Mattho Mandersloot from Amsterdam, now based in Seoul, Translator Богдана Брилинська from Lviv, Organizer and moderator of the event Language of the event - English Find out more and register your interest on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/289222458927601/

    Jun 19, 2020
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    Literary Location #3 - JEONG Ji-yong Nostalgia Trail The construction of JEONG Ji-yong Nostalgia Trail has been completed, which is part of the Bucheon’s urban regeneration initiative to make a community more enjoyable for residents, bringing life to literary figures and their literature in the public space. This trail is a homage to JEONG- Ji yong, one of the great poets in Korea. He is considered as a pioneer of Modern Korean Poetry. The poem “Nostalgia” known for his beautiful expression of longing for the homeland and orientation toward paradise was even made into a song that Koreans enjoy singing. JEONG Ji-yong’s works were banned when he was suspected of fleeing to North Korea during the Korean War, and it wasn’t until 1988 that the ban was lifted. A connection with the city of Bucheon? It was later revealed that during the Japanese occupation, JEONG Had moved to Sosa-eup, currently Sosa-dong in Bucheon. He lived there for three years between 1943 and 1946 and played a leading role in establishing Sosa Catholic Church, the first church in Bucheon. JEONG Ji-yong Nostalgia Trail is established in Sosa-dong, where the poet resided in the past. His poems are written on the walls along the trail with some decoration and painting. Residents and passers-by could come across his works as a pleasant surprise in their daily lives. Through the trail naming after his name, we hoped that the residents remember him while reading his works and feeling his traces. #Bucheon #UNESCOCreativeCityofLiterature #JEONG Ji-yong #NostalgiaTrail #Poetry #PowerofLiterature #LoveLocal

    Jun 16, 2020
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    "Is there anyone better than a poet to document and dissect the world's goings on?" We would like to introduce "Poet Laureates of Melbourne" to you, which has been initiated by our fantastic fellow creative city of Literature, Melbourne in Australia. This is an email delivery of poetry featuring different voices and distinct visions of poets of Melbourne, who are documenting these unique times. Poetry is delivered every Saturday to your inbox for the rest of 2020. Melbourne's Poet Laureates will be a great reflection on here an now, the global and distant, the past and future. If you are interested in receiving poetry from the Poet Laureates of Melbourne, here's the link to sign up! https://cityofliterature.us9.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=03529f55fcb7ee3aea28ef369&id=9f76046efa

    Jun 15, 2020
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    The World in 2030 Survey by UNESCO Launched in the context of the UNESCO Strategic Transformation, the World in 2030 survey is designed to identify the challenges we face and find out solutions needed. The results will help the UNESCO to navigate the urgent issues to be addressed and set on agenda in the areas of education, the sciences, culture, communication and information to build a better world together in the next decade. The survey is open to everyone (anonymous), available in additional languages other than the 6 official UN languages! https://survey.unesco.org/2020/index.php?r=survey/index&sid=466929&lang=en

    Jun 5, 2020
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    In a time of much challenge, disruption, global isolation and discrimination, more than ever, we realize the impact and power of language. More voices and stories of black experience need to be heard! #BlackLivesMatter #PowerofLanguage #StandUp4HumanRights

    Jun 5, 2020
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    2020 marks the 70th anniversary of Korea’s accession to UNESCO. The national public broadcaster, KBS documentary producing team is now visiting Bucheon! They are shooting several literary venues and interviewing Bucheon people to make a documentary to celebrate 70th anniversary Korea's accession to UNESCO and publicizing its related activities.

    Jun 5, 2020
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    Congratulations to Rory Waterman??

    Jun 2, 2020
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