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History of Humanity (8 volumes) (in Russian)

Volume I: Prehistory and the Beginnings of Civilization
Volume II: From the Third Millennium to the Seventh Century B.C.
Volume III: From the Seventh Century B.C. to the Seventh Century A.D.
Volume IV: From the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century
Volume V: From the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century
Volume VI: The Nineteenth Century
Volume VII: The Twentieth Century
Volume VIII: Russia

After almost fifteen years of intensive work, UNESCO presents a radical new work providing an account of cultural and scientific achievements in the light of new facts and methods of historiographical investigation. This is a universal history of the human mind encompassing a multiplicity of points of view, memories and opinions to be found in the various cultures of the world. More than 450 distinguished specialists, in a great number of disciplines, from all over the world have participated in the elaboration of this History. The International Commission of the History of the Scientific and Cultural Development of Humankind, consisting of thirty scholars of international repute, is the intellectual and scientific authority behind the project. The History of Humanity provides readers with the broadest possible picture of the different cultures of the world and of their distinct development. Rather than imposing a particular philosophy of history, it accords all philosophies their rightful place. No particular civilization or period is put forward as a pattern for others.
The different categories of science and culture are not restrictive in content as they include the creations of the human mind in the widest sense. As a general rule, this History is concerned more with structures than with events, and, in so doing, it focuses on the origins of Humanity, the encounters, interactions and influences that have forged links between the various centres of civilization. A truly interdisciplinary work, the History of Humanity sheds new light on many hitherto unknown features of our common past.

Knowledge for Sustainable Development. An Insight into the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (3 volumes) (in Russian)

This publication presents overviews and perspectives of the theme subjects of the Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems. The three volumes present a selection of articles, written for a broad readership by outstanding specialists, together providing an overview of the present-day knowledge on the main issues covered by the Encyclopedia. Beyond this introductory insight, which is essential to grasp the global relevance of each main theme, each article provides a listing of its specialized in-depth treatment on-line.
Volume 1 focuses on the earth and atmospheric sciences, mathematical sciences, biological and medical sciences, social sciences, and humanities as well as physical sciences, engineering, and technology resources.
Volume 2 covers chemical sciences, water science and water engineering, energy science and energy engineering, as well as main issues related to environmental and ecological sciences and resources.
Volume 3 offers a comprehensive view of food and agricultural engineering resources, policy and management of human and natural resources, development and economic resources, institutional and infrastructural resources, as well as technology, information and systems management resources, completed by an overview of sustainable development in different parts of the world.

Food Engineering. Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (in Russian)

With an increasing global population, developing efficient methods for the mass production of food supplies has become crucial. Food engineering provides a vital link between primary food production and final consumption. As part of the online Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Food Engineering is a multi-author work that provides a rich source of information on the fundamental aspects of food processing, preservation, production and consumption. It discusses the basics underlying food transformation from both the standpoint of food technology and food engineering. This publication is essential reading for educators, university students, professional practitioners and decision-makers at all levels.

World Heritage Review (in Russian)

The magazine reports on environmental, conservation, preservation, and cultural issues, along with special coverage of thematic concerns and new heritage sites. Lavishly illustrated, each issue is a journey of discovery - with original articles on various sites from experts in the field - together with news items, analysis and a sharing of best practices on major topics. The magazine is aimed at a wide range of readers interested in environmental, cultural and conservation issues.

The New Courier (in Russian)

Created in August 1947, only two years after the creation of the Organization, the UNESCO Courier (subsequently The New Courier) has become a flagship publication, reflecting UNESCO's concerns and thoughts in articles from around the world. Since March 2006, it is a monthly on-line magazine that may be read in the six official languages (English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian and Chinese).

The Children of the World are Painting (UNESCO world album series)

Volume I: Russia. 1998
Volume II: Kazakhstan. 2001
Volume III: Kazakhstan. 2003
Volume IV: Russia. 2008

People understand each other better in terms of art, and children appreciate artworks of their equals in age.
The album series "The Children of the World are Painting" is published under the aegis of UNESCO. The first volume contains more than 600 drawings of children from Russia at the age of from 3 to 17 years - preschool children and pupils of general education schools, art schools and art studios. The second and third volumes comprise the drawings of children of the same age category from Kazakhstan.

Genghis Khan. The History of the World Conqueror (in Russian)
By Ata-Malik Juvaini

The best and most authoritative account of one of the most important events in the world's history, namely the sudden rise and expansion of Mongol power in the thirteenth century. Ata-Malik Juvaini (1226-1283) was a Persian historian and an important official of the Mongol Empire. He used also reminiscences of his grandfather and his father who took part in many events in the history of the empire. Considered a masterpiece of Persian prose, this work spotlights the career of Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire (1206-07), as well as with the reigns of his three successors.

The Qur'an Manuscripts in the Al-Haram Al-Sharif Islamic Museum, Jerusalem (in Russian)
By Khader Salameh

The attention paid to the Qur'an manuscripts and their calligraphy since the beginnings of Islam constitutes an important element in the development of Islamic civilization. Muslims through the ages have sought to express their faith through the elaborate Qur'anic calligraphy and illumination included within the manuscripts. In this beautifully illustrated book Khader Salameh shows how the art has developed over time. He studies a selection of Qur'an manuscripts held in the al-Haram al-Sharif Islamic Museum in the al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem detailing the four types of script used, the bookbinding process, illumination and textual history of the Qur'an. The book also presents a general overview of the Museum's holdings.

The Future of Values. 21st-Century Talks(in Russian)

This volume, the second anthology originating from UNESCO's '21st-Century Talks', brings together about 50 scientists and researchers from the four corners of the world to redefine and anticipate tomorrow's values, and reflect on the direction these values may lead humanity. The volume is divided into four chapters: The Future of Values; Globalization, New Technologies and Culture; Towards New Social Contracts? and Science, Knowledge and Foresight. Each section comprises a series of fascinating articles that can be read separately. However, the publication has its own logic and structure that reveals itself when taken as a whole.

Tell me about UNESCO(in Russian)

All about UNESCO for the young (10-12 years old): its history, functioning, ideals, programmes and buildings. A clear and well-documented overview of the Organization working towards a better understanding of tolerance. 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 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.

UNESCO: The Seeds of Peace(in Russian)

The book is dedicated to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It introduces the activity of UNESCO that has established its headquarters in a large Y-shaped building now become a landmark in the Paris urban landscape and a museum in itself. Paintings, sculptures, drawings and mineral and floral creations have been integrated into the building plans from the very beginning, and donations received over the years have enriched the art collection making it a symbol of the cultural diversity and utopian aspirations incarnated by UNESCO.

Education for All Global Monitoring Report. Education for All - Is the World on Track?(in Russian)

The primary purpose of this Report is to assess the extent to which the benefits associated with education are being extended to all children, youth and adults around the world and whether the commitments made in 2000 at the World Education Forum in Dakar are being met.
The Forum agreed on six education for all (EFA) goals, which were considered to be essential, attainable and affordable given strong international commitment and resolve.
Every year, the Global Education for All Report rigorously monitors progress towards these goals and offers an in-depth analysis of one critical education issue.
Produced by an independent international team, the Report draws upon a wide range of expertise: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, other UNESCO institutes, academic research, governments, multilateral and bilateral agencies, national governments, civil society groups and NGOs.
The Report is an indispensable reference and advocacy tool for education planners, policymakers, government ministers, teachers, individual citizens, civil society groups and the international community.

Manuals on microsciences for teachers and students(a series of educational books in English, French and Portuguese)

These manuals published in English, French and Portuguese are the comprehensive scientific guides in different physical and chemical experiments. They are designed for refresher courses of teachers, practical laboratory work of students and self-paced training of specialists. The materials of the manuals are prepared by well-known international centers and associations in collaboration with UNESCO.

Cultural Rights and Wrongs(in Russian)

This book, celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, reflects a wide range of opinion on the state of cultural rights in the late 1990s. The eleven essays, written by representatives from the five continents, highlight some of the most important topics in recent cultural rights debates: the rights of indigenous people, the protection of the intangible heritage, the role of UNESCO, and the creation of international mechanisms for the implementation of cultural rights.

The Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict(in Russian)

The 1954 Hague Convention concerning the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict is the only universal legal instrument in this field. Jiri Toman, Acting Director of the Henry Dunant Institute in Geneva, provides an in-depth article-by-article analysis of the Convention, its Protocol and Regulations for its execution. Drawing parallels with other international legal instruments, such as the additional 1977 Protocols or the other UNESCO Conventions in matters of cultural heritage, in particular the World Heritage Convention of 1972, the author offers guidelines for a more general reflection on the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict and on legal and practical means for achieving this.