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Vodafone to offer coding training to girls in 26 nations

Vodafone to offer coding training to girls in 26 nations

The release noted that the United Nations Educations, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), earlier this year, had expressed concerns about reducing female participation in a field that is otherwise expanding globally.

Japan protests South Korea's 'comfort women' heritage bid

The reaction comes after Seoul's gender equality minister yesterday expressed support for efforts to include the papers in the "Memory of the World" register of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

Asaduddin Owaisi pitches for heritage tag for Hyderabad city; BJP, TRS support

Asaduddin Owaisi pitches for heritage tag for Hyderabad city; BJP, TRS support

The UNESCO on Saturday declared Ahmedabad as the world heritage city. It is the first city in India to get the tag.

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island's goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

Mosul minaret destruction `deepens wounds` of Iraqis: UNESCO

Mosul minaret destruction `deepens wounds` of Iraqis: UNESCO

The destruction by jihadists of Mosul`s leaning minaret "deepens the wounds" in war-torn Iraq, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova said Thursday.

Support UNESCO to develop Chilika as World Heritage site: Dharmendra Pradhan

UNESCO has also proposed to set up a world class conservation centre with climate change observatory and state-of-art data and monitoring facilities.

Darjeeling remains tense, GJM supporters set ablaze govt buildings, health centres; Army deployed at multiple locations

Darjeeling remains tense, GJM supporters set ablaze govt buildings, health centres; Army deployed at multiple locations

The northern West Bengal hills remained tense on Friday as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters indulged in widespread arson to protest a police raid on party chief Bimal Gurung's house that was carried a day before.

Syria army takes control of Damascus-Palmyra road: Monitor

The Syrian army is in full control of the highway from Damascus to ancient Palmyra for the first time since 2014 after driving out jihadists.

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

Lumbini – The birthplace of Buddha in Nepal faces serious threat from pollution

As per recent data collected from air quality monitoring stations in five places across the country show the historic site has become highly polluted.

UNESCO ratifies Jerusalem resolution slammed by Israel

UNESCO ratifies Jerusalem resolution slammed by Israel

The resolution had been passed by a UNESCO commission on Tuesday, sparking anger in Israel.

China flays India's counter bid to claim Tibetan medicine

China flays India's counter bid to claim Tibetan medicine

A Chinese official has criticised India for staking claim over the legacy of ancient Tibetan medicine by filing a competing bid with China to declare it under UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list.

Cyclone strikes healthiest part of Great Barrier Reef

A cyclone that left a trail of destruction in northeast Australia and New Zealand has also damaged one of the few healthy sections of the Great Barrier Reef to have escaped large-scale bleaching, scientists said on Monday.

 

UNESCO enlists 33 languages of Arunachal as endangered: Minster

The UNESCO in its recent survey has enlisted 33 languages of Arunachal Pradesh as endangered out of which four are critically endangered and on the verge of extinction, a state minister today said.

UNESCO accepts proposal to include eight more Pak sites to world heritage list

UNESCO accepts proposal to include eight more Pak sites to world heritage list

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has agreed to include eight more Pakistani sites to its list of World Heritage Sites.

This monument in Pakistan to earn world's 8th wonder tag?

This monument in Pakistan to earn world's 8th wonder tag?

With the decline of Buddhism in the region, the traces of the Stupa and monastery faded away.

Rio gets UNESCO world heritage status

Rio de Janeiro, nicknamed the Marvelous City, officially entered the UN's list of world heritage sites in recognition of its soaring granite cliffs, urban rainforest and beaches.

Great Barrier Reef not on the verge of extinction

Great Barrier Reef not on the verge of extinction

Australian authorities also insisted UNESCO to put efforts in protecting the natural wonder and creating stiff measures so the Great Barrier does not get harmed.

France, UAE launch fund to safegaurd monuments from Islamic extremists in Iraq

France, UAE launch fund to safegaurd monuments from Islamic extremists in Iraq

Museums in Iraq, Roman-era temples in Syria and ancient stucco buildings in medieval Yemeni ports have been spoiled by wars.

United Nations inscribes Yoga in UNESCO's Representative List as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

United Nations inscribes Yoga in UNESCO's Representative List as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

UNESCO has inscribed Yoga in its list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.