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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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    Our reading suggestions on cultural diversity. Keep you busy with reading! "That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet." Jhumpa Lahiri

    May 25, 2020
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    Today is World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development! #CulturalDiversity #ValueDifferentCultures #UNESCO

    May 21, 2020
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    The Bucheon Creative City of Literature Office is delighted and thrilled to announce the selection result for our first Residency Program. The two lucky winners are Rory Waterman from Nottingham, UK and Jeff Kisuk Noh from Montreal, Canada. We would like to thank this year’s applicants for their passionate participation and interests. It was a very difficult decision for the Jury to select only two out of such brilliant artists. We understand life is rather unsettled at present due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are committed to our newly launched residency program, and are very much looking forward to welcoming these winners to Bucheon. We hope that it will be possible to host these winners in our city this coming September-October.

    May 21, 2020
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    The story of Korean grandmothers who make up for lost time to learn how to read and write. They find greater joy in life through learning! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/27/world/asia/south-korea-school-grandmothers.html #Literacy #QualityEducation #GenderEquality #PowerofLearning #JoyofLearning

    May 15, 2020
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    What it means to know how to read and write? It’s an important skill and the opportunity to explore the world. Reading gives us the power to learn, dream and build a better tomorrow. Here is the story of Korean grandmothers who enjoy expressing themselves in their own words and pictures after learning how to read and write. https://www.rmichelson.com/present-and-past-exhibits/we-didnt-know-how-to-read-but-we-knew-how-to-live/ #Literacy #QualityEducation #GenderEquality

    May 15, 2020
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    Remembering the May 18 Gwangju uprising in 1980, we kindly invite you to read the book ‘Human Acts’ by Han Kang, a powerful story depicting the lives of several characters who are all connected by the events of the student uprising in Gwangju, South Korea in 1980. Wrenching and astonishing portrait of the universal struggle for justice and human rights. The amazing literature world that makes you feel, think and act! This book is also on the curriculum of Bucheon’s Global Citizenship Education through Literature that aims to build a more peaceful, just and sustainable world.

    May 14, 2020
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