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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.

UNESCO heritage site Boudhanath Stupa reopens after Nepal quake

The Boudhanath Stupa, one of the Unesco-enlisted heritage sites in Nepal which was severely damaged in an earthquake last year, was reopened for public on Tuesday after completion of its reconstruction.

Will propose UNESCO to grant Bhojpuri heritage status, says Mauritius PM

Laying emphasis on promoting the Bhojpuri language worldwide, Mauritius Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth on Monday said here efforts were being made by his country to confer the language a heritage status.

Israel claims blocked Palestinian Interpol bid

Israel claimed victory Tuesday in blocking a Palestinian bid to join the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol).

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives on state visit to Nepal

President Pranab Mukherjee arrives on state visit to Nepal

President Pranab Mukherjee today arrived here on a three-day state visit to Nepal, the first by an Indian Head of State in 18 years, to hold talks with the top leadership on ways to boost bilateral ties especially after the formation of a new government.

UNESCO head faces `death threats` over Jerusalem vote: Israel

The status of Jerusalem is the thorniest issue of the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
 

Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO after Jerusalem vote

Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday after the UN cultural organisation adopted two resolutions on the occupied Palestinian territories including annexed east Jerusalem ahead of a final vote next week.

Bokova still in running for UN chief: Bulgaria

Bulgaria on Tuesday said UNESCO chief Irina Bokova was still in the running for the UN`s top job, dismissing rumours the government was switching its support to a different candidate.

India could be late by 50 years in achieving education goals: UNESCO

India could be late by 50 years in achieving education goals: UNESCO

A UNESCO report has said that according to the current trend, India will be half a century late in achieving its global education commitments.

47 mn Indian youth drop out by 10th standard

Uttar Pradesh leads the ranking with 1.6 million out-of-school children, followed by Bihar and Rajasthan.

Ah, it's a World Heritage site! Check out which Indian places made it to the list

Ah, it's a World Heritage site! Check out which Indian places made it to the list

The World Heritage Committee on Sunday evening agreed to put 12 new sites on the World Heritage List before ending its 40th session in Turkey's Istanbul city.

Australia's former PM Rudd throws hat in ring for top UN job

Former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has officially requested the support of his country`s new government to back a bid for the top job at the United Nations, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.

Iraq's marshes, once drained by Saddam, named world heritage site

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein`s rule, has become a UNESCO world heritage site, Iraqi authorities said on Sunday.