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Roerich Peace Pact.

TODAY is APRIL 15TH, 2015 (10.12 ~KIN 12 12HUMAN). On a day like today 80 years ago in 1935, the first REAL step towards a peaceful World was taken in Washington DC: The Roerich Pact was first agreed to by twenty-one nations of the Americas and signed as a treaty in the White House, in the presence of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, by all the members of the Pan-American Union. It was later signed by other countries also.

The year 2015 marks the 80th anniversary of the signing of this groundbreaking treaty. “The history of international treaties shows us how many of them were relevant and applicable to the times in which they were signed,

Why cultural diversity matters | Michael Gavin | TEDxCSU

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Michael Gavin, associate Professor of human dimensions of natural resources researches biological diversity, and discusses the importance that history, language and tradition have in the preservation of culture.

Associate Professor of human dimensions of natural resources in the Warner College of Natural Resources. His research examines the origins of human and biological diversity, which has led him to work with indigenous communities in over a dozen countries.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading,

The power of culture in a global society: Discover your cultural heritage

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. As an exchange student at a high school in the United States, Nahomi Aso had an experience that left a lasting impact on her life. As our world becomes globalized, there’s an increasing demand for strong communication skills. But is it just communication skills that we need in order to thrive in an international environment? Nahomi shares her insights into what’s truly important for us, and the cultural identity we should embrace.

3D scanning and preserving cultural heritage: Makenna Murray at TEDxWellesleyCollege

Makenna Murray is a senior at Wellesley College with a major in History and a concentration in Architectural History, where developed an interest in the built environment and the role of historic structures in in the modern landscape. She has worked with a variety of preservation organizations in her home state of California., ranging from local Historical Societies to CyArk, the internationally-reaching nonprofit. She hopes to bring history up-to-date so to speak with a degree in historic preservation. A life-long wanderer, Makenna will be completing a south-bound through hike of the Appalachian Trail following graduating in June before applying to graduate school in January.

The Nicholas Roerich Museum (Moscow)

The Nicholas Roerich Museum is situated in the very heart of Moscow, on the territory of the Lopoukhins’ ancient city estate. It hardly resembles other art museums and galleries. Its history and fate are as unique and unusual as the life of the man whose name it bears.

To Svetoslav Nikolayevich Roerich belongs the initiative to build the first cultural institution of a new type in the country, the Nicholas Roerich Public Museum, in honor of a great painter, thinker, versatile scientist, talented pedagogue, and famous public figure. The Museum was established as a public cultural center according to Svetoslav Roerich’s understanding of Сulture.

The History of UNESCO

An overview of the principal events that helped create UNESCO.

In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political & economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. It is in the minds of men and women that the defenses of peace & the conditions for sustainable development must be built.

Roerich. Time to gather stones… (2007)

The Roerichs. Their names are inscribed in golden letters in the annals of the world and of Russian culture. Nicholas Roerich, Helena Roerich, their sons — Yuri and Svetoslav.

Each of them left a unique trace within the cultural space of the planet. The extraordinary harmony of this great family, in which each member was irreplaceable, unique and highly talented, represents both its spiritual and creative Unity, which strikes and arouses our admiration.

In the short biographies presented on the site, we can find only the outlines of their life. An impetuous, fearless and heroic life,

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