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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.