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Perfumers in Grasse hope to smell success in crusade for Unesco recognition

Jun 10, 2016

Perfumers in Grasse hope to smell success in crusade for Unesco recognition

Grasse has reasserted its position at the forefront of global perfume manufacturing, hosting famous names like Robertet and Fragonard. #France #UNESCO #Louis Vuitton #SliceOfLife #Grasse #french perfumers #LVMH
Francois Hollande postpones 30 May West Asia conference in Paris

May 17, 2016

Francois Hollande postpones 30 May West Asia conference in Paris

A conference on the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians, due to be held on 30 May in Paris, has been postponed, French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday. #United States #US #NewsTracker #Paris #UNESCO #François Hollande #Palestinians #Mideast #Israelis
China proposes programme for digital development of Silk Road

May 17, 2016

China proposes programme for digital development of Silk Road

China has proposed an international scientific cooperation programme for Earth observation to provide digital backing to Beijing's mega Silk Road Project. #China #digital #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Beijing #Silk Road #digital silk road
Almost a year since the earthquake: Virtually no govt rebuilding in Nepal

Apr 21, 2016

Almost a year since the earthquake: Virtually no govt rebuilding in Nepal

The violence of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake left countless towns and villages across central Nepal in a shambles. Almost one year later, a shambles they remain #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Nepal Earthquake 2015 #Department of Archaeology #Rebuilding
After capturing Palmyra, pro-government forces in Syria intend to have a tight grip over IS

Mar 30, 2016

After capturing Palmyra, pro-government forces in Syria intend to have a tight grip over IS

Regime troops were locked in heavy fighting with the Islamic State group in central Syria after dealing the jihadists a major blow by seizing the ancient city of Palmyra. #United Nations #Syria #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian Observatory for Human Rights #UN refugee agency #RIA Novosti #World heritage site #IS #Palmyra
Major win against IS: Syrian government reclaims historic city of Palmyra from Daesh

Mar 27, 2016

Major win against IS: Syrian government reclaims historic city of Palmyra from Daesh

Syrian government forces recaptured the famed ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday in a major symbolic victory over the Islamic State jihadist group, a military source said. #Syria #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Bashar al-Assad #Syrian government forces #IS #Palmyra #Syrian State
We can overcome threats to peace and security if we respect other cultures: Indian Ambassador to the UN

Mar 22, 2016

We can overcome threats to peace and security if we respect other cultures: Indian Ambassador to the UN

Fostering respect for other cultures and beliefs will help the international community face the growing challenges of rise of extremism and threats to peace and security, India said on the occasion of Nowruz, the Persian New Year that marks the beginning of spring. #India #United Nations #TheySaidIt #UNESCO #Syed Akbaruddin #UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon #Irina Bokova #International Day of Yoga #The International Day of Nowruz #Persian New year
Unesco adds Agasthyamala to its list of World Network of Biosphere Reserves

Mar 21, 2016

Unesco adds Agasthyamala to its list of World Network of Biosphere Reserves

India's Agasthyamala Biosphere Reserve in the Western Ghats is among the 20 new sites added by Unesco to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Western Ghats #World Biosphere Reserve #agasthyamala