Sandstorms uncover new Nazca Lines geoglyphs in Peru

High winds and sandstorms have uncovered previously undiscovered Nazca Lines geoglyphs in Peru.

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday.

Unesco draws action plan to safeguard Iraqi heritage

Unesco said cultural heritage experts have agreed on an "emergency response action plan" to safeguard Iraq`s rich and diverse cultural heritage.

UNESCO to examine Delhi`s bid for World Heritage City in Sept

A team from UNESCO will be visiting the national capital sometime during September to examine the city`s heritage sites, which are part of a dossier sent by India to the world body in pursuance of Delhi`s bid for a World Heritage tag.

Global number of children out of school still at 58 mn: UNESCO

Global number of out-of-school children aged 6-11 is still as high as 58 million, showing little overall improvement since 2007, new UNESCO data show. But some countries buck the trend and show that rapid progress is possible.

Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area granted World Heritage site status

The Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (GHNPCA), located in the Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh in northern India, has been granted the prestigious World Heritage site status by the UNESCO at its ongoing meeting in Doha, Qatar.

PM Modi hails recognition of Gujarat`s stepwell as world heritage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed the decision of UNESCO to recognise an 11th century stepwell in his home state Gujarat, as a World Heritage Site, and said it was a matter of great pride.

Guj stepwell, Himalayan park set to get UNESCO Heritage tag

An ancient stepwell in Gujarat and the picturesque Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh are set to find a place in UNESCO`s World Heritage sites.

UNESCO lists Tanzanian reserve among endangered heritage sites

UN cultural body UNESCO on Wednesday put the Selous Game Reserve in Tanzania on the list of endangered World Heritage sites because of widespread poaching.

Australia says Barrier Reef water quality on the mend

Australia today said it was confident the Great Barrier Reef will avoid a World Heritage downgrade after a new report card showed pollutants entering the water had been significantly reduced.

Japan tells China to stop `comfort women` heritage bid

Japan lashed out at China on Wednesday for politicising a UN agency with a bid to register papers on its wartime sexual slavery and the Nanjing massacre in a global document trove.

Taj Mahal to undergo mud pack beauty treatment to counter effects of pollution

Taj Mahal, India`s pride and the symbol of everlasting love is losing its radiance and is constantly marred by pollution.

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.

India elected to UNESCO body for conserving cultural heritage

India was Wednesday elected for a second time to the UN body tasked with the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage.

UNESCO condemns abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls

UNESCO Tuesday condemned the abduction of school girls in Nigeria by Islamist outfit Boko Haram, calling it "unacceptable violation of human rights", and stressing the need of supporting education as a force of human dignity.

Great Himalayan National Park nominated for World Heritage tag

The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) of Himachal Pradesh has been nominated for the prestigious UNESCO-approved World Heritage Site status.

Night shifts still problematic for female journalists: Expert

Freedom of opinion and expression has to be spread to all parts of the world as a vital element for the promotion of social progress and human dignity, said Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day-2014.

UNESCO warns Aus over dumping waste in Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO today threatened to list Australia`s Great Barrier Reef as a `World Heritage in Danger` site, for allowing the dumping of up to three million cubic metres of dredged sediment by Indian companies GVK and Adani Group.

UNESCO condemns dredge waste dumping in Barrier Reef waters

UNESCO on Thursday condemned a decision to allow the dumping of dredge waste in Great Barrier Reef waters and recommended the Australian marine park be considered for inclusion on the World Heritage in Danger list.

At least 11 dead in Chile blaze: Officials

At least eleven people have died in a huge fire in Chile`s port city of Valparaiso famous for its UNESCO-listed historic centre, officials said on Sunday.