“World peace” is the central concern of Unesco. Not only economic and political agreements are necessary for this, but also cooperation in the areas of education, culture and science. Today the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’ comprises 195 members. Its headquarters is in the centre of Paris.
The Climate Crisis: Requirement for a Global Community
Drought, catastrophic floods, hurricanes – people suffer worldwide the consequences of climate change. This has made many people aware that our actions change the earth fundamentally. In this interview the environmental social scientist Ayşem Mert talks about the prospects for community in view of the climate crisis and why we can solve current problem only with multiple narratives.video
A place of dreams and hopes
In the impoverished Istanbul district of Tarlabaşı, Turkish, Kurdish, Syrian and Roma children play together. In spite of their ethnic differences, they are united by a common denominator: their poverty. The Tarlabaşı Community Centre is the only place here for dreams and hopes.
“I saw the clammers from a distance.”
The New Zealand photographer Natalie Robertson documents the rites of the Maori in her long-term photo series and so helps to anchor knowledge of their traditions.
We We We – The Political “We”
In political campaigns and slogans of recent years it can be observed that politicians in Europe and America appeal repeatedly and impressively to a “We”. In the United States it is “Yes, we can”, in Germany “We can do it”, in Great Britain “We want our country back”, and in France “On est chez nous”.
A Sense of “We” Expressed Through Art
In 1964, a military dictatorship, which set up a bloody and authoritarian political regime, was installed in Brazil. The Brazilian society at large was subject to censorship. Augusto Boal, a theatre director, created the method of the “Theatre of Oppressed”, to allow the continued discussion of issues in the public domain, overcoming the political restrictions.
“Our actions are never altruistic and selfless”
Compassion with others has much to do with ourselves; really selfless help is hardly possible. But what follows from this in view of so many wars, crises and ongoing worldwide migratory movements? Against the backdrop of growing political populism, the political scientist Nikita Dhawan pleads for a nuanced approached – and for a different politics of dialogue.