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In view of the festival's 50th anniversary in 2020, founder and artistic director Claudio Gubitosi said this year the organisers will begin the process of applying for it to be put on the Unesco list of intangible cultural heritage. "Giffoni is one of ...
A Kenyan delegation has inked a $2bn deal with Chinese company Power Global to finance a new coal plant adjacent to a Unesco world heritage site. The deal was signed despite an ongoing court case in Kenya over its potential environmental and social ...
A Bangladesh delegation has briefed the Unesco World Heritage Committee about the Rampal power plant and argued in support of taking the project forward ...
"There have been announcements that the authorities in Pristina are considering renewing their request to allow 'Kosovo' to join Unesco. Among others, this ambition has recently been voiced by Foreign Minister Enver Hoxhaj, at the Foreign Affairs ...
"Our partnership with Unesco keeps rewarding our guests, providing them with opportunities to experience World Heritage Sites in Europe as few travelers can," said Rick Meadows, president of Seabourn.
Also in her presentation, Okika said in addressing the 2030 Development Agenda successes, Unesco emphasised that education was the major key to achieving the development agenda.
cultural diversity, widely acknowledged as the driving force of change and development, is increasingly under threat, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said. The UN ...
Karachi: International freedom of expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to the ...
Paraguay announced its support to the candidacy of HE the Adviser at the Emiri Diwan and Qatar's candidate for the post for director general at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organisation (Unesco) Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari.
The United Nations education, Scientific and cultural Organisation (Unesco) is set to launch the second phase of its project to empower illiterate girls and ...
Director General of Unesco Irina Georgieva Bokova said the agency was one of the first agencies to advocate for the need to support refugees and host communities in Jordan, and has continuously advocated for financial support to the Kingdom through the ...
President Donald Trump has canceled a planned visit and speech at the ancient mountain fortress of Masada in Israel after authorities told him that he could not land his helicopter on top of the Unesco-listed site. Instead, Trump will now deliver a ...
Lamu woman rep Shakila Abdalla and civil society organisation members have urged Unesco to intervene to stop the establishment of a Sh200 billion coal-fired power plant in the county.
The administration of Samosir in North Sumatra is collaborating with universities in an effort to get the Toba Caldera Geopark recognized as a heritage site on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) Global Geopark ...
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) on May 12 recognized the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce for their cross-cultural presentation of "Porphyra, a Grecian Rock Opera: Anna and Vladimir, the Love that ...
Unesco will announce the Holy Family route in Egypt as a world heritage soon, said Director General of International Relations at the Tourism Development Authority Adel al-Gindy.
Tunisia- The Unesco organized a cultural event in its headquarters in Paris to recall the qualification of the "Dougga" historic site in Tunisia.
"This document is not connected to any government and, more importantly, it does not force any government to implement it," Said Peyvandi, a sociologist and member of Unesco's peace and education Commission, told the Center for human rights in Iran ...
The ongoing curriculum reforms have received a boost following plans by Unesco and the Republic of Korea to fund Technical Vocational education and Training in Kenya.
"This crime is yet another stark reminder of the dangerous conditions in which all too many courageous journalists exercise their profession," said Irina Bokova the Director-General of the UN Educational Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) is ...
Opening the event, Unesco Deputy General-Director for Culture Francesco Bandarin highlighted the increasing interest in the issues related to the 1970 Convention, aimed at prohibiting and preventing illegal imports, exports and transference of cultural ...
Mark Regev, Israel's ambassador to Britain, has attacked the campaign by Unesco to brand his country an "occupier" as "historically illiterate, deeply offensive and fundamentally unjust.
Expressing gratitude to China for its long-time support to Unesco, Bokova said many initiatives proposed by China have set good examples for the international community, and Unesco is willing to strengthen pragmatic cooperation with China in the fields ...
Throughout its 300-year history, it was once occupied by the armies of Sweden, Russia and Finland - a rich history attracting Unesco World Heritage status, and almost one million annual visitors. The site is more than a museum, however, but a living ...
THE Black Country's bid to become a global geopark has taken a step closer after a number of positive recommendations by Unesco. At the beginning of last year, the four Black Country authorities - Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton ...
A unique underground water management structure of the Mughal era in Burhanpur district of Madhya Pradesh, known as the 'Kundi Bhandara' or 'Khooni Bhandara,' is eyeing the tag of Unesco world heritage site as the state government makes a case for ...
The two-day workshop themed, "Enhancing intercultural dialogue competencies through media and information literacy curriculum in Nigerian universities", put together by Unesco and University Twinning Networking, UNITWIN encouraged participants ...
There is need for selected genocide memorials in Rwanda to be included on the list of Unesco World Heritage Sites, to educate the world about the country's history which can help prevent similar atrocities worldwide.
Montenegro's historic port city of Kotor has earned the status of Unesco World Heritage Site for the beauty of its well preserved medieval town.
A cruiser ship arrives to Unesco protected Region of Kotor, Montenegro April 27, 2017. Picture taken April 27, 2017. Reuters/Stevo Vasiljevic Reuters.
Many cruise companies take their guests to Unesco World Heritage Sites, but only Seabourn has an exclusive partnership with the United Nations Educational ...
Also at the symposium was Mr. Frank Le Rue, Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information of Unesco, who emphasised that there is a need to keep the message found in documentary heritage alive by providing wider access to them ...
A draft plan to designate Bagan as one of the World's Heritage sites will be submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) in September. Pilgrims to Bagan, a region to be considered for the Memory of the ...
Mandalay - The initial application to have the Bagan Archaeological Zone listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site will be submitted by Sept.
Considering the concentration of media ownership that has historically existed in Latin America - which threatens diversity and pluralism in that sector - Unesco has recommended that States seek a balance between the rights of broadcasters and the ...
Amman - Marine conservationists are currently rallying support to list the coral reefs in the gulf of Aqaba as a Unesco world heritage site.
The Unesco gathering was sponsored by the wealthy MiSK Foundation, a Saudi charity, "even though," said Hillel Neuer, executive director of the UN Watch, "that it is headed by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the Saudi minister of defence ...
A Japanese island where women are not allowed to set foot has been recommended for listing as a Unesco World Heritage site.
A Unesco advisory body has recommended adding to the World Heritage list the island of Okinoshima, an ancient religious site in Fukuoka Prefecture where women are not allowed to set foot, according to the cultural Affairs Agency.
6 May 2017 - It is time to find that "magic formula" that will encourage people to live together in peace, the head of the United Nations Educational, cultural and scientific organization (Unesco) urged earlier today at the end of a UN-backed ...
Following several reports and discussions with the Iraqi authorities, Unesco has confirmed the liberation of the archeological site of Hatra, located in the Governorate of Nineveh in Iraq.
On Tuesday, while the State of Israel celebrated 69 years of independence, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) took the time to vote on yet another resolution condemning the Jewish State for existing within its ...
Politicians in Israel are calling for the UN to be expelled from Jerusalem following a resolution from the agency's cultural body rejecting the state's sovereignty over holy sites in the eternal city.
Unesco vote condemns Israel: Today, Israel's Independence Day, the United Nations' cultural agency Unesco passed a resolution to condemn Israel's sovereignty in Jerusalem.
No fewer than 102 journalists paid the supreme price in the course of their duties in 2016, the UN Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) said on Tuesday. Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General of Unesco, stated this in her statement on ...
The executive board of the UN's Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) on Tuesday passed a resolution describing Jerusalem as "occupied" and challenging Israeli sovereignty over the city, saying that it is "entirely Palestinian ...
Unesco's executive board has passed a resolution that criticises Israel's actions in occupied Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, with Palestinian leaders hailing the move as a "step forward" and a "victory for international law".


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