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May 27, 2015

Alegoria — The Flight of Beauty — Butterflies

Jewelry, Global Giants

Jewelry, Global Giants

Jewelry, Global Giants

Jewelry, Global Giants

Jewelry, Global Giants

Jewelry, Global Giants

Jewelry, Global Giants

Jewelry, Global Giants

Jewelry, Global Giants

Jewelry, Global Giants

Photos: Jewelry pieces, earrings, rings, and necklaces, from Carrera y Carrera’s Alegoria collection depicting butterflies in various poses. Images provided by and copyright © Carrera y Carrera.

International Spanish jewelry firm Carrera y Carrera’s new Alegoria collection presents pieces where butterflies are the protagonists.

The jewelry pieces depict butterflies in various poses — sitting on flowers, taking flight, or fluttering.

“Butterflies are fascinating and full of meaning and soul. They inspire stories that give flight to fantasies and desires,” explains the firm. “So, via the Alegoria collection, the master goldsmiths at Carrera y Carrera are paying tribute to eternal femininity with jewels that are characterized by life, harmonious movement, and weightlessness.”

Alegoria is a collection of earrings, rings, and necklaces in white and yellow gold with pink sapphires and diamonds.

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May 21, 2015

World Education Forum adopts Declaration on the Future of Education

World Education Forum, UNESCO

World Education Forum, UNESCO

World Education Forum, UNESCO

World Education Forum, UNESCO

Photos: World Education Forum 2015, Incheon, Republic of Korea. Images provided by and copyright © UNESCO.

World Education Forum, UNESCO

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Photo: Opening of World Education Forum 2015, Seoul. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon centre, at the opening of the World Education Forum 2015, in Seoul. He is flanked by Hwang Woo-yea (left), Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of the Republic of Korea; and Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 19 May 2015. Seoul, Republic of Korea. UN Photo/Evan Schneider.

Incheon, Republic of Korea, 21 May 2015 — A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum, which concluded today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Incheon Declaration was welcomed by the global education community, including government ministers from more than 100 countries, non-governmental organizations and youth groups. It encourages countries to provide inclusive, equitable, quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all. The Declaration will underpin the education targets in the Sustainable Development Goals that will be ratified at the United Nations in September.

“This Declaration is a huge step forward,” stated the Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova. “It reflects our determination to ensure that all children and young people gain the knowledge and skills they need to live in dignity, to reach their potential and contribute to their societies as responsible global citizens. It encourages governments to provide learning opportunities through life, so that people can continue to grow and develop. It affirms that education is the key to global peace and sustainable development.”

The Incheon Declaration will be implemented through the Education 2030 Framework for Action, a roadmap for governments to be adopted by the end of the year. It will provide guidance on effective legal and policy frameworks for education, based on the principles of accountability, transparency and participatory governance.

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“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

— Aristotle.


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May 15, 2015

The 68th Festival de Cannes Gets Underway

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Photo: Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet. May 13, 2015. Internationally recognized Ethiopian-born actress and model, Liya Kebede, in a Louis Vuitton silver outfit adorned with a de Grisogono Allegra ring and a sautoir necklace. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Photo: Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet. May 13, 2015. Back on the red carpet and in the limelight with a new film that she wrote and directed, American actress Natalie Portman appears in Dior Haute Couture dress and in a set of de Grisogono diamond teardrop shape Gocce earrings, a fan-shaped Jane ring, and a Tubetto bangle. The top-flight film actress has seen her creative talent being awarded with an Oscar. Portman is making her directoral debut with her movie A Tale Of Love And Darkness that will be shown during the festival. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Photo: Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet. May 14, 2015. American actress and screenwriter Michelle Rodriguez walked the red carpet in a Zuhair Murad black embroidered lace gown and a de Grisogono XXL jewel spotted on her finger. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Photo: Natalie Portman. May 16, 2015. In her second day ruling the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival, the Oscar winner put on yet another stunning sartorial display in a pair of de GRISOGONO CHIOCCIOLINA briolette-cut diamonds earrings. She once again proves her worth and taste as a talented actress, director and elegant woman. She knows how to do everything more than right. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Photo: Natasha Poly. Sunday, 17th May 2015. L’Oreal Paris brand ambassador, Natasha Poly, was spotted on the Cannes Film Festival red carpet donning sophisticated Versace gown and black diamonds POLINA earrings by de GRISOGONO. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Photo: Aishwarya Rai. Sunday, 17th May 2015. Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet. The Indian actress has chosen a perfect glamour style wearing a mesmerizing Elie Saab dress teamed with a highly colourful cushion-cut blue sapphire de GRISOGONO ring. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Photo: Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet May 20, 2015. Supermodel Joan Smalls poses in de GRISOGONO High Jewellery earrings set with 60 carats of diamonds and rubies. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

Cannes Film Festival 2015

Photo: Portuguese model Sara Sampaio attends de GRISOGONO DIVINE IN CANNES party. May 19, 2015. Image provided by and copyright © de GRISOGONO.

The Opening Ceremony of the 68th Festival de Cannes (13-24 May 2015) took place in the Grand Theatre Lumiere.

After a ballet choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, Lambert Wilson welcomed on stage the Feature films Jury: Rossy de Palma, Sophie Marceau, Sienna Miller, Rokia Traore, Guillermo del Toro, Xavier Dolan, Jake Gyllenhaal and their Presidents, Joel and Ethan Coen.

The Festival was declared open by Julianne Moore and the Ceremony continued with the screening Out of Competition of Emmanuelle Bercot’s La Tete Haute, with the key members of the movie crew in attendance.

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May 12, 2015

UN Security Council Discusses Cooperation Between UN and Regional Organizations

UN Security Council

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Photo: A wide view of the UN Security Council meeting on cooperation between the United Nations and regional and subregional organizations in maintaining international peace and security. 11 May 2015. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Loey Felipe.

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May 8, 2015

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 - Leg 6

Volvo Ocean Race

Photo: Newport, Rhode Island, United States - May 07, 2015: Dongfeng Race Team, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing and Team Brunel during the finish of Leg 6 from Itajai to Newport on May 07, 2015 in Newport, Rhode Island. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images. © 2015 Volvo Ocean Race).

Volvo Ocean Race

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Photo: Itajai, Brazil - April 19, 2015: The fleet during the start of Leg 6 from Itajai to Newport on April 19, 2015 in Itajai, Brazil. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images. © 2015 Volvo Ocean Race).

Volvo Ocean Race

Photo: Itajai, Brazil - April 19, 2015: Dongfeng Race Team during Leg 6 from Itajai to Newport on April 19, 2015 in Itajai, Brazil. The Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is the 12th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain on October 04, 2014, the route, spanning some 39,379 nautical miles, visits 11 ports in eleven countries (Spain, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, China, New Zealand, Brazil, United States, Portugal, France, The Netherlands and Sweden) over nine months. The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. (Photo by Sam Greenfield / Dongfeng Race Team / Volvo Ocean Race via Getty Images. © 2015 Volvo Ocean Race).

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May 5, 2015

Tree-planting Ceremony Commemorates End of the Second World War and Founding of the United Nations

United Nations, Global Giants

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Photo: The UN Secretary-General joined the President of the UN General Assembly and other UN officials to plant the tree of peace and unity to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War (WWII) and the founding of the United Nations. 05 May 2015. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, 70th Anniversary

Photo: A special ceremony was held to commemorate the return of the Peace Bell to its original location in the Japanese Garden, at UN headquarters. The Bell had been moved temporarily to the East River esplanade during the renovation of the UN headquarters under the Capital Master Plan (CMP). The event was organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan in collaboration with the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Motohide Yoshikawa, Permanent Representative of Japan to the UN, speaks at the ceremony.

06 May 2015. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

United Nations, 70th Anniversary

Photo: A special ceremony was held to commemorate the return of the Peace Bell to its original location in the Japanese Garden, at UN headquarters. The Bell had been moved temporarily to the East River esplanade during the renovation of the UN headquarters under the Capital Master Plan (CMP). The event was organized by the Permanent Mission of Japan in collaboration with the Department of Public Information (DPI).

Children performing a violin composition during the ceremony.

06 May 2015. United Nations, New York. UN Photo/Mark Garten.

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“My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.”

— George Washington.

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“You do not get peace by shouting: Peace. Peace is a meaningless word; what we need is a glorious peace.”

— Napoleon Bonaparte.


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May 1, 2015

Worldwide Performances Recognize Jazz Music as a Universal Language of Freedom

International Jazz Day

Photo: International Jazz Day 2015 Official Poster.

International Jazz Day

Photo: International Jazz Day 2015 Poster — Mumbai, India.

International Jazz Day

Photo: International Jazz Day 2015 Poster — Algarves, Portugal.

The fourth annual International Jazz Day was celebrated around the world on April 30, 2015, with Paris, France, serving as the 2015 Global Host City.

The International Jazz Day encourages and highlights the power of jazz as a force for freedom and creativity that promotes intercultural dialogue and unites people from all corners of the globe. The celebration is recognized on the official calendars of both UNESCO and the United Nations.

The celebration kicked off in Paris, France, with a daylong series of jazz education programs, performances, and community outreach. In the evening, an All-Star Global Concert at UNESCO Headquarters featured stellar performances by internationally acclaimed artists.

In other countries worldwide, libraries, schools, universities, performing arts venues, community centers, artists, and arts organizations celebrated the day through presentations, concerts, and jazz-focused programs.

Earlier, a one-hour television special of the first annual International Jazz Day All-Star Global Concert was broadcast on Friday, April 10. The concert featured extraordinary performances by more than 40 world-renowned artists who were gathered at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York City. These artists included Tony Bennett, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela, Chinese Pianist Lang Lang, Wayne Shorter, Angelique Kidjo, Chaka Khan, Christian McBride, Esperanza Spalding, Shankar Mahadevan, Jimmy Heath, George Duke, and Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain.

According to celebrated American pianist Herbie Hancock, “On International Jazz Day, jazz is celebrated, studied, and performed around the world for 24 hours straight. Collaborations abound among jazz icons, scholars, composers, musicians, dancers, writers, and thinkers who embrace the beauty, spirit, and principles of jazz, freely sharing experiences and performances in our big cities and in our small towns, all across our seven continents. I can’t think of a better way to build peace and cultural understanding.”

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