UNESCO in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Culture and NUL, is celebrating Biosphere Reserves Day on the 3rd November 2022. As we celebrate the inaugural International Day for Biosphere Reserves, we are also celebrating our First Biosphere Reserve, Mats'eng Biosphere Reserve, designated in September 2021. Our theme this year is 'Biosphere Reserves and their contribution to sustainable development and combating climate change impacts'.
By more than 2-to-1, ordinary Africans say climate conditions for agricultural production have become worse in their region over the past decade. Overwhelming majorities see worse weather for growing crops in Uganda (85%), Malawi (81%), and Lesotho (79%).
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH) is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980 by the 21st General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images. The World Day provides an occasion to raise general awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents.
The Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO in collaboration with the responsible ministries has been working on the application to certify the National parks Bokong and Tsehlanyane as a Biosphere Reserve (BR) and thereby approving it as UNESCO world natural heritage. Now, in the finalization of the application, the MAB (Man and the Biosphere) Team chooses an inclusive way of finding a name for the BR.
The project specifically targets youth aged 21 to 35. The candidates must have completed at least LGCSE/COSC or above and have never had any opportunity of any type of formal employment after attaining their qualifications. They must also be interested in starting a business and seek to pursue entrepreneurship on a full time basis.
On 3 May 2019, UNESCO will celebrate the 26th edition of World Press Freedom Day in almost 100 countries. The worldwide commemoration theme will address the current challenges faced by media in elections, along with the media’s potential in supporting peace and reconciliation.
The Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO (LNCU) joined the UN family in commemorating the 76th anniversary of the United Nations under the theme ‘Reimage, Rebalance, Restart: Recovering together’. The event took place on Friday the 22nd October 2021 and in attendance were UN agencies, government representation through the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, Hon. Ramakoae, Minister of Education and Training, Hon. Phiri and Minister of Health, Hon. Sekatle, the UN Resident Coordinator, Ms. Betty Wabunoha as well as representatives from diplomatic community.
Transformative Pedagogy for Peacebuilding Workshop held from 06 to 10 December 2021, Maseru, Lesotho. This training of trainers’ (ToT) workshop was conducted by specialists from the National University of Lesotho, Lesotho College of Education and Ministry of Education and Training (Curriculum Centre and Inspectorate) under the coordination of the Lesotho National Commission for UNESCO, Programme Coordinator for Education Office. The workshop was funded by UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building for Africa (IICBA).