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UNESCO and Panasonic Partner to Promote World Heritage Conservation and Environmental Education


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Centre and Panasonic Corporation have launched a strategic partnership to promote sustainable development through World Heritage conservation and environmental education for the next generation.

Under the two-year agreement commencing in June 2011, Panasonic will undertake communication and educational activities that promote the conservation of World Heritage sites and raise awareness of the 40th anniversary of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention in 2012.

The activities include Panasonic’s sole sponsorship of “The World Heritage Special” to be aired on the National Geographic Channel in 183 countries and areas, as well as educational initiatives for the next generation that involve the provision of Panasonic’s 3D-related audio-visual equipment and technical support. Site visits and various contests for children will also be held, sharing the importance of conservation with younger generations through real-life experience.

Panasonic has collaborated with the World Heritage Centre since 1995 on the publication of the World Heritage Calendar. The Centre is the Secretariat of the World Heritage Convention which leads the efforts to preserve cultural and natural heritage sites of outstanding universal value for future generations. The newly formed strategic partnership strengthens the relationship built on this successful collaboration over the years.

For more information, please click here or contact Gina Doubleday, UNESCO