Sida and UNESCO continue to support local development in Palestine through cultural heritage preservation

The project, funded by the Government of Sweden through (Sida) and implemented by UNESCO,. Since 2012, the project has built an implementation …

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2017 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Cultural and linguistic diversity<p>UNESCO has developed various standards that offer spaces to promote indigenous peoples’ cultural rights and foster …

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National qualifications framework (NQF)<p>3 definitions<p>The comprehensive system, approved by the Minister: HET, for the classification, co-ordination, …

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World Humanities Conference: Challenges and Responsibilities for a Planet in Transition (Liège, Belgium, 6 - 12 August)

whc2017_infocus_drupal.jpg © Shutterstock / blvdone27 July 2017Close to 1,800 participants from all over the world will seek to redefine the …

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Early literacy instruction around the world

<i>“Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” (Frederick Douglass). This quote rings true—reading and writing are the fundamental skills that</i> …

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New insights into the Safety of Women Journalists

news_200717_safetyjournalists.jpg Linda Steiner, Jonathan Bock, Aimee Vega Montiel and Carolyn Wilson.© UNESCO20 July 2017Gender was the focus of the …

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Göbeklitepe, the oldest temple in history, listed as Turkey’s UNESCO heritage candidate

Turkey will nominate the historical site of Göbeklitepe, regarded as one of the oldest sites of archaeological ruins in the world and home to one of …


Director-General calls for investigation into killing of Honduran video journalist Edwin Rivera Paz in Mexico

18 July 2017The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today denounced the murder of Edwin Rivera Paz, the Honduran journalist who was killed on 9 …

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UNESCO resolution pulls the plug on Israel’s narrative

UNESCO recently clamped down on the Israeli narrative when it voted with an overwhelming majority to designate the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron a …


A Pragmatic and Unified Approach to Measure Learning Globally

<b>By Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics</b><p>This blog was also published by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).<p>Last …

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UNESCO resolution on Hebron isn't anti-Semitic at all

I am grateful to blogger Idan Landau. He simply devoted a few minutes to reading a text a few lines long, and in the post he wrote...<p>Want to enjoy …

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Eight new sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

infocus_whc2017_japan.jpg Sacred Island of Okinoshima and Associated Sites in the Munakata Region (Japan)© World Heritage Promotion Committee09 July …


Three new sites and two extensions added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

infocus_whc2017_uk.jpg The English Lake District (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)© Nick Bodle09 July 2017Krakow, Poland, 9 …

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Sites in Cambodia, China and India added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List

infocus_whc2017_india_ahmedabad.jpg Historic City of Ahmadabad (India)© AMC08 July 2017<b>The World Heritage Committee this afternoon inscribed three</b> …


Unesco has enacted a grim piece of historical revisionism against Israel

Until its liberation in the Six-Day War, Jews were not allowed to climb beyond the seventh step outside Ma’arat HaMachpelah, the Cave of the Patriarchs. Despite being built on land purchased by Abraham almost 4000 years ago, despite being the burial place of the patriarchs and matriachs of Judaism, …

Boomerang: UNESCO eradicates Jewish history

Tour 3,000 years of Jewish history in Hevron, from the Patriarchs to the Middle Ages, to the Hevron massacre and the Six Day War.


Tibetan rights groups protest world heritage status conferred by UNESCO to Chinese plateau

<b>Beijing:</b> Tibetan rights groups have criticised a United Nations cultural organisation's decision to extend world heritage status to an extensive …

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Palestinians welcome UNESCO al-Khalil resolution

<i>Mona Kandil<br>Press TV, Ramallah</i><p>Palestinians have welcomed UNESCO resolution to list the Old City of al-Khalil also known as Hebron in the occupied West …


Israel cuts $1m of its fund to UNESCO

Israel has reduced its funding to UNESCO by $1 million after the global organisation declared the occupied West Bank city of Hebron a Palestinian …


Abbas welcomes UNESCO resolution on Hevron

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday praised the United Nations’ cultural agency UNESCO for its decision claiming that Hevron …


Israel hits out at UNESCO over decision to label Hebron as Palestinian heritage site

UNESCO has designated the West Bank city of Hebron as an endangered Palestinian heritage site, drawing the ire of Israel, which branded the move …


Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement

Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement<p>Kulangsu is a tiny island located on the estuary of the Chiu-lung River, facing the city of Xiamen. With …

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Israeli fury as UNESCO names Hebron 'Palestinian World Heritage site'

“Another delusional UNESCO decision.”<p>That was Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s angry response after Hebron’s Old City with its ancient shrine, revered by Muslims and Jews, was named a Palestinian World Heritage site.<p>Hebron is the largest Palestinian city in the occupied West Bank. But a …


Israelis outraged by UNESCO decision to put Hebron on heritage in danger list

Israel’s ambassador to the organization walked out after the UN cultural agency described Hebron’s Old City as a ‘Palestinian heritage site’.


Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town

Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town<p>The use of a local limestone shaped the construction of the old town of Hebron/Al-Khalil during the Mamluk period between …


Historic Centre of Vienna inscribed on List of World Heritage in Danger

<b>The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Historic Centre of Vienna on List of World Heritage in Danger due to high-rise projects in the middle</b> …


21 new sites inscribed to UNESCO's World Heritage List

infocus_whc2017_china_kulangsu.jpg Kulangsu, a Historic International Settlement (China)© Cultural Heritage Conservation Center of THAD05 July 2017

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Ethiopian World Heritage site, Simien National Park no longer in danger

Krakow, Poland, 4 July—The World Heritage Committee meeting in Krakow has decided to remove Simien National Park from the List of World Heritage in …


A guide for ensuring inclusion and equity in education

<b>Why is this new guide important?</b><p>UNESCO’s figures reveal that 263 million children, youth and adolescents, aged between 6 and 17 years, are not in …


Gelati Monastery, Georgia, removed from UNESCO's List of World Heritage in Danger

Krakow, Poland, 10 July—The World Heritage Committee, meeting in Krakow since 2 July, has decided to remove Georgia's Gelati Monastery from the List …