Taman Wetland, Putrajaya 28 May 2016 – Malaysians from all walks of life got to witness the 6th celebration of Hari UNESCO Malaysia with the theme “Inclusiveness” which involved the participation of school children, teachers, parents and various organizations. This year’s celebration was a joint effort from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE) and also in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education, Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development, Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Ministry of Communications and Multimedia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Putrajaya Corporation. This historic celebration was officiated by the Minister of Education of Malaysia, YB Dato’ Seri Mahdzir bin Khalid.
The celebration of Hari UNESCO is something that is very significant to Malaysia especially because at the same time we also celebrate our success at the 38th UNESCO General Conference in November 2015. Malaysia’s contribution to UNESCO is increasing ever year. Malaysia’s effort in preserving and maintaining our national heritage received international recognition. The 4 world heritage site are : Taman Negara Kinabalu, Taman Negara Gunung Mulu, Malacca & George Town and Lembah Lenggong Archaeology Site.
Each booth sat up at the Hari UNESCO 2016 has its own function and uniqueness . Public were given the opportunity to learn more about education, science and most importantly the social culture of Malaysia. There are also concerts, traditional dancers and music throughout the night to entertain visitors. There is also the Wayang Pacak where in the pre- war era people go to see movies in open space or field. Well, needless to say, every UNESCO Celebration is all about education in an entertaining way.