08 June 2012

Visit our Facebook Page!

Interested in learning more about the Centro UNESCO di Firenze? Visit us at our Facebook page! This is a great place to discover everything that is going on in the city, as well as keep up to date with all of the events and opportunities that we have!

28 May 2012

International Aperitivo!

Where: GANZO- Via de' Macci 85/r

When: June 6 from 18:00

Price: 6 Euro

What: GANZO and UNESCO are providing an assortment of international foods in celebration of the World Day for Cultural Diversity! Proceeds benefit the Thailand project! Join us for an amazing celebration with a wide array of international cuisine! 

23 May 2012

Gelato Festival!

The annual gelato festival in Florence has arrived! Boasting some of the best gelato in the world, the city of Florence provides the opportunity to taste this aspect of the culture in some of Italy's most beautiful Piazzas. The even runs until the 27th of May, highlighting newcomers and seasoned gelato makers alike. For more information, visit the official website of the festival here.

16 May 2012


    • Sunday, May 27, 2012
    • 3:00pm
  • Centro sportivo San Marcellino, via Chiantigiana 28, Firenze

  • The UNESCO Centre of Florence, in collaboration with  A.C.F. Fiorentina and A.C.F. Firenze A.S.D , has organized a day to promote equal opportunity by highlighting the role of gender in sports.

    On Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 3:00PM a match will be played between 
     A.C.F. Fiorentina and A.C.F. Firenze A.S.D , at the San Marcellino fields
    (Chiantigiana 28, Firenze)

    Together, the organizations will work to promote the ideas of brotherhood, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance and justice. The event also serves to close the gender gap between female and male sports teams.

                          ADMISSION IS FREE!!!

04 May 2012

UNESCO and Cultural Diversity- Contest!

All submissions must be in by 31 May 2012

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) in partnership with UNESCO and various other partners from corporations to civil society is launching the world campaign “Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion”, aimed at engaging people around the world to Do One Thing to support Cultural Diversity and Inclusion. 

We are holding a world-wide VIDEO/PHOTO contest to help encourage diversity DIVERSITY.This is a great opportunity for all youth to participate, in
Why does diversity matters to you? Tell us a personal story illustrating Diversity. 
VIDEO/PHOTO CONTEST ON Why "Diversity" is important, please submit all questions to 

Deadline: May 18th! The video winner will be broad-casted at the official United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) Asia-Pacific Regional Meeting taking place on November 2012 in Austria and on the 5th UNAOC Forum will be held in Vienna, Austria, February 27-28, 2013.

Additionally, the contest winner will have his/her video on the Official UNESCO website!

Further information can be found here.

The official press release follows:

01 May 2012

Volunteer in Thailand!

Thailand is undergoing great development while trying to achieve the Millenium Goals of the United Nations, but there are still many gaps, especially with the educational system. The current system does not meet international standards and is much lower than that of neighboring Asian countries. The government has continuously acknowledged that the English language is a central element of the Thai education system, but the standard is low and students are not learning the language as well as their neighboring counterparts. Even though the government is investing large resources in this area, they mostly benefit rich communities with private schools.

UNESCO has partnered with The Ban Roean Ram Center for Sustainable Development in Thailand, a NGO dealing with this specific problem. The center has already selected eight schools in the Songkhla province who have asked for help and are anxiously awaiting assistance from volunteers.

This is where you come in! If you have been reading this blog, you know that UNESCO is a global organization with the ability to impact a large amount of people. The goal of UNESCO and the Ban Roean Ram Center for Sustainable Development Thailand is to improve English educational standards in disadvantaged schools in different districts of the  Songkhla Province. We are looking for volunteers that are passionate about helping others. The qualifications necessary to be a volunteer are simple: you must be a native English speaker, and be able to commit at least one month to the program. If you feel you are up to the challenge, please email us at ufficioprogetti@centrounescofi.it. We would love to hear from you!

If you are a motivated individual with strong English skills, please fill out the questions at the bottom of this post and email them to us. Accommodation, food, and insurance will be covered by a combination of UNESCO ONLUS and the 150 Euros paid by the volunteer. The Ban Roem Ram Center will host the volunteers while in Thailand, providing a kitchen, as well as somebody who will prepare meals! For more information about this amazing opportunity, please feel free to email us with a current CV/resume, or the following information:

Highest Degree Achieved:
Current Employment:
Months you are available:
Reason for Motivation:
Teaching Experience:

If you would prefer to help out in a different way, UNESCO of Florence is looking for volunteers to help with fundraising efforts, the donation of library books and educational materials in English, and volunteers that can help structure lesson plans for the Thai program.

30 April 2012

Il Centro UNESCO di Firenze Celebrates the Radio!

UNESCO has long-promoted the radio as an essential tool for global communications. As a cost-effective, simple device, the radio has enabled interaction for a gamete of users ranging from amateur individuals to multinational corporations. To celebrate the importance of this invention, the Florence office of UNESCO, in tangent with the RAI organization, held a conference during the city’s annual culture week at Palazzo Medici Riccardi. The event drew an international crowd, analyzing the role of the radio in the fields of science, education, and culture. To further appreciate the importance of the radio in all aspects of life, visit the UNESCO website at: