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Paris: Relations between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organisation (Unesco) and the UAE in various spheres, including media and communication, are founded on friendship and positive co-operation that seeks to promote the ...
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today felicitated Unesco Kalinga Prize winner 2015 Prof. Diego Andres Golombek here at state Secretariat, presenting him a stole and a silver filigree memento.
These Unesco World Heritage Sites in The Americas represent some of the most important cultural and natural sites in the Americas, and they are all danger of ...
The increase in reading and writing proficiency among women is a result of the significant up tic in their enrolment and completion of primary education over the ...
Bath is one of 29 Unesco World Heritage Sites in the UK and uniquely the only entire city accorded this status. Such designation gives rise to additional issues for Bath and North East Somerset Council to consider in planning policy and in determining ...
With Earth Day arriving on Saturday, Victoria councillors are encouraging the federal government to nominate the Salish Sea as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Councillors have unanimously endorsed a resolution urging the federal government to support ...
While higher education participation rates are growing worldwide, and while women are closing the participation gap, students from low-income families and ...
Kyoto is not the first place you think of when you hear 'Unesco', but 17 historical locations are declared cultural heritage sights in this beautiful city.
And in his manifesto, the former John Lewis boss has pledged to begin a campaign to get Unesco to protect the network and increase the scope for investment.
This goal coincides with that of the Unesco's own Silk Road Project launched in 1988, which is to promote intercultural dialogues and establish links between different cities and civilizations along the historic trade routes, so as to achieve ...
"Unesco is one of the most prominent UN institutions [and enjoys] enormous prestige and importance, so this kind of World Heritage Committee session - a very important committee related to Unesco - is simply prestigious. From an image standpoint I ...
Unesco should take into account opposing views in its heritage registration process in light of criticism leveled by Japan about its inscription of China's "Documents of Nanjing massacre" in the Memory of the World project, a report issued by its ...
Unesco and INRIA signed last Monday an agreement to contribute to the preservation of the technological and scientific knowledge contained in software.
Unesco also calls for governments to cap student loan repayments at 15 per cent of graduates' monthly earnings, but it rejects policies granting free tuition for all students, claiming that one-size-fits-all programmes have been proven to discriminate ...
MINSK, 19 April (BelTA) - The inscription of Independence Avenue (Prospekt Nezavisimosti) in Minsk on the Unesco World Heritage List can be a great ...
Currently over 15% of the world's population have a disability and are not afforded in many cases equal opportunities to participate in sports and phy.
Irina Bokova, Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco), is interviewed with Xinhua in Paris, capital of France, on April 18, 2017.
In June 2016, the Unesco Secretariat considered and approved funding of a proposal submitted by the PMA Office entitled "Building Local Capacity in the use of science, technology and Innovation (STI): Demarcation and Sustainable Management of the ...
A Unesco jury has awarded the organization's prestigious 'peace prize' to the mayor of Lampedusa, the Italian island which gained fame as a hotspot for migrant ...
The Unesco, to its credit, rejected in late March the country's bid for this honor. (Apparently, the advisory panel assessing the city wall's significance didn't think authenticity was the problem; it was more that the structure lacked "outstanding ...
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - After a rigorous program review, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization, or Unesco, has renewed for another five years its support for the Unesco Chair in Rural Community, Leadership, and youth ...
Jaisalmer Fort may soon slip in the danger list and apprehensions are made that Unesco might disown it. Shikha Jain, director, DRONAH and coordinator of ICOMOS India said, "After the wall collapse incident Unesco is monitoring it closely. We have sent ...
While you'd have to drive to Mammoth Cave in Kentucky to see the nearest Unesco-certified World Heritage Site, archaeologists in Ohio recently submitted a plea to put some of Ohio's ancient burial mounds on the list.
Cairo: gunmen attacked security forces near St Catherine's Monastery in Egypt's south Sinai on Tuesday, killing at least one police officer and injuring four others, the Health Ministry said, just a week after two deadly church bombings killed 45 ...
Now, she's become the first Arab woman to receive the Unesco-Sharjah Prize for Arab culture. Established in 1998, the prize rewards two laureates each year who have used their work to "disseminate a greater knowledge of Arab art and culture.
Almost half of the Unesco world heritage sites designated for their importance to nature are threatened by the Illegal Wildlife Trade, a WWF report has said.
Unesco heritage sites in Croatia, Montenegro and Macedonia are suffering unprecedented damage from uncontrolled mass tourism that is putting their heritage status into question.
The Course Director, Renu G'Boy Varghese, Head and Chair, Asia Pacific Division, Unesco Chair in Bioethics, Haifa handed over the writs for the establishment of the Unesco Bioethics Unit to the Director- Principal of PIMS, Renu G'Boy Varghese.
Funding support is provided through the Jamaica National Commission for Unesco - Participatory Project, Unesco Kingston Cluster Office for the Caribbean and the climate change Division of the Ministry of Economic Growth and job Creation.
But what ISIS is doing is different, Unesco Director General Irina Bokova told Foreign Policy. The group sells ancient artifacts to bankroll its war machine and demolishes sites to demoralize its enemies and erase multicultural symbols - moves that ...
DANGJIN, South Chungcheong Province -- On Sunday, the sprawling yard behind the Gijisi Juldarigi Museum was packed with residents of the city of Dangjin, ...
A visit by Greek culture Minister Lydia Koniordou and the unveiling of a plaque that informs visitors of Philippi's new status as a Unesco World Heritage site concluded two days of celebrations to mark the archaeological site's formal addition to the ...
Les amis de la montagne, a group dedicated to protecting and enhancing Mount Royal, has launched a campaign to have the mountain recognized as a Unesco World Heritage Site. To support the bid, Les Amis, founded more than 30 years ago, is hoping ...
Erbil,10 April 2017- In the framework of joint efforts towards supporting the Iraqi government in overcoming the devastating impact of water shortage, Unesco and the European Union (EU) have initiated the Capacity Building project component under phase ...
Tai Chi is one of the most popular forms of exercise in China, especially for the elderly. The martial art, which combines slow and fluid movements, deep ...
Rawalpindi: The Punjab health department along with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and cultural Organization (Unesco) has started a survey in Rawalpindi to identify weak and stunted children. The five-day survey will commence on Monday ...
Macao officially started its application for a member of the Unesco Creative Cities Network, a City of Gastronomy, the special administrative region's local media quoted Macao social and cultural chief in its report on Friday.
MONTREAL -A non-profit working to protect Montreal's Mount Royal is making a push to have the famed mountain park considered a Unesco World Heritage Site. But first, the three-headed mountain located in the heart of Montreal island needs to be added ...
The purpose of the Unesco Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of science is to reward the efforts of a person who has had a distinguished career as writer, editor, lecturer, radio/television/web programme director or film producer, which has enabled ...
A non-profit working to protect Montreal's Mount Royal is making a push to have the famed mountain park considered a Unesco World Heritage Site. But first, the three-headed mountain located in the heart of Montreal island needs to be added to the ...
Unesco will help the government establish a Unesco Category 2 Regional Center for informal education and adult literacy.
(JNS.org) Unesco Director-General Irina Bokova has rebuffed attempts by the U.N. cultural body to deny a historic Jewish connection to Jerusalem.
The application for a Unesco listing, made by Wenxian county in Henan Province, has been in the making since 2006, when China drew up its first national intangible heritage list and included t'ai chi, said Zheng Aizhen, chairman of the Wenxian ...
A bid to gain Unesco heritage status for three Cambodian cities is set to progress as the government prepares to make a formal request for Battambang City, Kratie City and Kampot City in June to be considered for preservation.
A girl takes a shot during a basketball training session in Mogadishu, Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones. Print. 6 April 2017 - There is no more powerful platform ...
The Unesco director-general reaffirmed the historic bond between Jerusalem and the Jewish people, saying that anyone who contradicts this truth counters Unesco's mission. "In the Torah, Jerusalem is the capital of King David, where Solomon built the ...
Covering the many facets of violent extremism is one of the toughest challenges journalists face today. Unesco's new handbook, "terrorism and the Media," is designed to help them navigate these intricacies.
A group is hoping to collect 30000 signatures to support the bid.
Cambodia has submitted an official request to Unesco to add the Khmer masked-dance lakhaon kaol and the Cambodian martial art bokator to its Lists of Intangible Heritage.
Unesco's Frank La Rue has published a letter to Tim Berners-Lee, Director of the World Wide Web Consortium, warning him of the grave free-speech consequences of making DRM for the web without ensuring that lawful activity that requires bypassing it is ...


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