Among UNESCO’s objectives is to promote free, independent, and pluralistic media in order to enhance freedom of expression and information around the world.
The withdrawal of the US, which is meant to provide a fifth of UNESCO’s funding, is a major blow for the Paris-based organisation.
The withdrawal of the United States, which provides a fifth of UNESCO’s funding, is a severe blow for the Paris-based organisation.
The ‘Lion of Al-Lat’ statue was one of several ancient monuments damaged by ISIS at Palmyra, the ancient city in central Syria.
According to the UNESCO report, 56% of all children will not be able to read or perform simple math by the time they reach adolescence.
“Gauri Lankesh has been a symbol of the struggle to practice journalism fearlessly and raise a voice for the underprivileged. Her loss to journalism and to society is irreparable.”
The visit took place after Beijing kept up the official rhetoric on Doklam with the release of a position paper in early August.
There are detailed plans for the old city’s great medieval mosques, souks, bath houses and citadel from an earlier restoration that should allow exact reconstruction.
Tibetan rights groups have argued that the UNESCO designation of the Hoh Xil area could accelerate Chinese efforts to move nomads into settled villages.
In 2006-07, the BJP-governed Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation wanted to demolish two historical Islamic structures for ‘road expansion’.
The groups argue the UNESCO designation will allow Chinese authorities to remove residents from the Tibetan area and threaten its nomadic culture.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered that $1 million be diverted from Israel’s UN funding to establish a museum on Jewish heritage in Hebron.
The decision allows Australia’s conservative government to dodge political embarrassment and potential damage to the country’s lucrative tourism industry.
The disused colonial era cargo line which stretched from Jainagar in Nepal to Bihar in India is now being revamped to revitalise the region and create jobs.
The reef is facing a number of threats, including poor water quality due to agricultural runoff, climate change, illegal fishing and coastal development.
A recent UNESCO report reveals that laws protecting journalists and sources globally are not keeping up with the challenges posed by indiscriminate data collection.
For a country that has ranked third on the global list of dope offenders in recent years, anti-doping legislation is a necessity – even if it is meant to mainly deter coaches and support staff.
The world heritage site list now comprises of more than 1,000 locations but the ethos of the process is often diverted from cultural recognition and is being appropriated for financial and geopolitical ends.
Given its inclusive environment, students from West and South Asia are turning to Malaysia, where the universities are focusing on quality education.
Three millennia old heritage has been reduced to a pile of dirt in the last two months before ISIS was driven out of the site by Iraqi forces on Sunday.
With China and Japan squaring off on the lessons of WWII, India seeks refuge in quest for reform of post-world war order.
This week’s column looks at innovative ways to educate disempowered youth, environmental rights and patriotism.
In his zeal to harvest political capital from the Indian army’s recent action targeting terrorists along the Line of Control in Kashmir, Modi has conveniently forgotten that the Israeli army’s ‘valour’ has been against people fighting foreign occupation.
The report by the International Disability and Development Consortium said the exclusion of children with disabilities was a major obstacle to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all by 2030.
Illicit baby trafficking and scam ‘herbal treatments’ for pregnancies are part of Nigeria’s biggest sector in organised crime.
There were seven highly regarded and qualified women who could have been selected as the next UN secretary-general. So why did the job go to another man?
Nearly 5 million tonnes of coal will soon be shipped through the Sundarbans each year.
To promote transparency, the UN has proposed a Freedom of Information Act to help journalists access information, along with the creation of a UN special envoy to ensure the safety of journalists worldwide.
A report said conflict was one of the greatest obstacles to progress in education, keeping over 36 million children out of school.
Monika Panchani is involved in the study of influence of local deities in the protection of the Great Himalayan National Park.
For all our unity in diversity claims, India has not been able to accept people with disabilities. The answer to why this persists perhaps lies in the fact that persons with disabilities have remained at the periphery of public discourse.
The Peruvian government has taken important steps in the direction of developing a long-term plan for conservation and reforestation of the country’s vast forest lands.
Hegde, a renowned environmental activist discusses living as a farmer, being a part of numerous social movements, and registering the slow transformation of the political and ecological terrain of Karnataka.
A selection of arts and culture news from India and around the world.
Scientists said UNESCO may reconsider its decision not to put the World Heritage Site on its endangered list.
The report warns of risks from climate change and tourism but neglects threats posed by resource extraction.
Regenerating its heritage could go a long way towards restoring its lost glory that Kolkata so ardently desires
If irregular attendance is included in the definition, the total percentage of children out of school would be much higher
The eleventh hour withdrawal of a UNESCO bid to consider Delhi as a heritage city smacks of arbitrariness and prejudice
According to AFP, an air strike on Friday by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition on the historic quarter of Sana’a, the Yemeni capital, killed five people and destroyed three houses in the UNESCO-listed heritage site. This is what Unesco says about Sana’a: Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of […]