In just a few pages you can find all you need to know about UNESCO, the World Heritage Sites, oceans, biosphere reserves, climate and other subjects at the heart of the organization’s work.
The Discovering the World series is a collection of compact guides aimed at making subjects accessible for a young readership (from 10 years old onwards). They are perfect for students of school or college age who need to prepare a text or presentation on any one of these subjects. Parents and teachers will also find these little books an interesting read.
Tell me about Living Heritage
Many people do not derive their sense of identity from historic monuments or sites.
Instead, they find it in what UNESCO calls ‘living heritage’ or ‘intangible heritage’.
This heritage includes languages, tales, stories, music, dance, the performing arts, ceremonies, traditional medicine, weaving, pottery, etc. – in short, all the skills that are handed down from generation to generation.
These traditions and practices reflect the spirit of peoples and communities.
Yet this intangible heritage is often at greater risk than natural and tangible heritage.
In this book, you will discover the enormous diversity of living heritage, whose elements are vital for all of us as citizens of the world.