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World heritage: 55 sites in danger; Mali and Uzbekistan added to list

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

World heritage: 55 sites in danger; Mali and Uzbekistan added to list

Fifty-five out of a total of 1,052 heritage sites around the world feature on the UN cultural organisation's World Heritage in Danger list. #NewsTracker #UNESCO #World Heritage #world heritage sites #UN Culture
Great Barrier Reef 'not dying', Australia insists after worst coral die-off on record

Updated : Dec 02, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Great Barrier Reef 'not dying', Australia insists after worst coral die-off on record

The Great Barrier Reef is "not dying", Australia insisted Friday as it updated Unesco on efforts to protect the natural wonder while scientists blasted a lack of urgency in dealing with climate change. #United Nations #Australia #NewsTracker #UNESCO #World Heritage #Great Barrier Reef #Paris climate deal
Mosul: Iraqi forces recapture ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, built around 3,000 years ago

Updated : Nov 14, 2016

By : IANS

Category : World

Mosul: Iraqi forces recapture ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, built around 3,000 years ago

Iraqi forces recaptured the ancient village of Nimrud and the site of the ruins as part of the ongoing battle for Mosul, from the Islamic State terror group. #UNESCO #Iraq #Baghdad: #Mosul #Agatha Christie #Iraqi forces #IS #Nimrud #Kurdish troops #Assyrian city #Max Mallowan
Unesco approves new controversial resolution on Jerusalem; criticises Israel

Updated : Oct 26, 2016

By : AP

Category : World

Unesco approves new controversial resolution on Jerusalem; criticises Israel

The US Ambassador to Unesco condemned as "inflammatory" a resolution approved Wednesday by Unesco's World Heritage Committee on the status of conservation of the Old City of Jerusalem and its Walls, a document that Israel says denies Judaism's deep ties to the holy site Temple Mount. #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Jerusalem #Unesco's World Heritage Committee #Old City of Jerusalem
Kerala-based NGO to receive Unesco Confucius Prize for Literacy in Paris

Updated : Sep 08, 2016

By : PTI

Category : World

Kerala-based NGO to receive Unesco Confucius Prize for Literacy in Paris

On Thursday, a Kerala-based NGO will receive the prestigious Unesco Confucius Prize for Literacy for its literacy-linked skill development activities at a ceremony in Paris. #Kerala #NewsTracker #UNESCO #literary prize
India will be 50 years late in achieving global education goals, needs fundamental changes: Unesco

Updated : Sep 07, 2016

By : PTI

Category : India

India will be 50 years late in achieving global education goals, needs fundamental changes: Unesco

India will be half a century late in achieving its global education commitments and the country needs fundamental changes in the education system if it wants to meet the 2030 sustainable development goals, a Unesco report has said. #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Southern Asia #Education report #global education #Global Education Monitoring #2030 Sustainable Development Goals
World's longest glass bridge in China closes after being overwhelmed by visitors

Updated : Sep 04, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

World's longest glass bridge in China closes after being overwhelmed by visitors

The world's longest glass bridge, over a scenic canyon in China, has been closed less than two weeks after it opened after being overwhelmed by a swarm of visitors. #China #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Shareworthy #Guinness record #Glass bridge
Myanmar earthquake damages scores of heritage Bagan temples

Updated : Aug 25, 2016

By : AP

Category : World

Myanmar earthquake damages scores of heritage Bagan temples

Bagan covers more than 80 square kilometers (32 square miles) of a flat plain. It is the country's biggest tourist attraction, and along with Cambodia's Angkor Wat and Indonesia's Borobudur temple, the temples of Bagan are considered one of Southeast Asia's major historical landmarks. #UNESCO #Aung San Suu Kyi #Myanmar earthquake #Bagan #SliceOfLife #Bagan temples #Myanmar heritage temples #Pagan Empire
UNESCO: 47 million youth in India drop out of school by 10th standard

Updated : Aug 17, 2016

By : IANS

Category : India

UNESCO: 47 million youth in India drop out of school by 10th standard

India has 47 million youth of secondary and higher secondary school-going age dropping out of school, according to a report by the Montreal-based UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Global Education Monitoring #Rajasthan #Uttar Pradesh #UNESCO #bIhar #Ministry of Human Resource Development #school drop outs #Institute for Statistics and Global Education Monitoring #Institute for Policy Research Studies
Unesco denounces terror attack in Pakistan

Updated : Aug 11, 2016

By : PTI

Category : World

Unesco denounces terror attack in Pakistan

The UN's agency tasked with defending press freedom has denounced the recent terrorist attack that killed over 70 people, including two journalists, in Pakistan's Quetta region, saying violence against civilians cannot be justified. #NewsTracker #UN #UNESCO #Ban Ki-moon #Tehreek-i-Taliban #islamic-state #Questta Civil Hospital