After two World Wars in less than thirty years, UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization) was born with a clear vision: to achieve lasting peace, economic and political agreements among states are not enough.
We need to bring people together through mutual understanding and dialogue between cultures. Over the years, UNESCO has launched pioneering programs to achieve this. From the very beginning, UNESCO denounced racism, and mobilized philosophers, artists, the brightest minds from every nation, to develop innovative projects that changed how we see the world:
The Universal Copyright Convention…. Biosphere Reserves…. World Heritage…. Intangible Heritage…
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In August, the 1900 Building, a Karbank project, presented a rousing, electric performance by Jupiter & Okwess, an Afropop/funk band from Kinshasa, Congo, to an enthusiastic crowd. Steve Karbank, chairman of Karbank Real Estate Company, introduced the band and the 1900 Building’s plan for an upcoming series of world music concerts in conjunction with Kansas City’s new status as a UNESCO City of Music, part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network of 180 cities worldwide “that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development.”
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