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UNESCO elects French-Jewish woman Audrey Azoulay as its next Director General

UNESCO elects French-Jewish woman Audrey Azoulay as its next Director General

A day after the US and Israel announced they were withdrawing from the Unesco alleging anti-Israel bias in the organisation, it elected Audrey Azoulay, a French-Jewish woman of Moroccan descent, as its next Director-General.

Oct 14, 2017, 11:45 AM IST
Israel to withdraw from UNESCO along with US, accuses it of distorting history

Israel to withdraw from UNESCO along with US, accuses it of distorting history

After US, Israel too will withdraw from UNESCO.

Oct 12, 2017, 23:06 PM IST
US to withdraw from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

US to withdraw from UNESCO over 'anti-Israel bias'

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington would establish an "observer mission" to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency.

Oct 12, 2017, 18:50 PM IST
US seen withdrawing from UN's cultural agency: Diplomats

US seen withdrawing from UN's cultural agency: Diplomats

Paris-based UNESCO will pick a new chief this week to try to revive its fortunes. 

Oct 12, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid: Official

Baker however rejected the notion that Palestinians would be able to initiate arrest warrants at will against Israelis by joining Interpol.

Sep 27, 2017, 16:53 PM IST

UNESCO wants to declare Marine Drive as World Heritage Site; Mumbai disagrees

Residents of Mumbai's Marine Drive are unhappy with the nomination of Marine Drive to be declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sep 07, 2017, 13:34 PM IST

China's First Lady attends UNESCO award ceremony

First Lady of China and UNESCO Special Envoy Peng Liyuan on Tuesday awarded the UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education to three representatives of the award-winning projects during a ceremony here.

Sep 05, 2017, 20:21 PM IST

Ahmedabad gets India's first World Heritage City certificate

The Chief Minister said Ahmedabad was selected out of 250 cities in the race for the coveted status.

Sep 02, 2017, 00:37 AM IST

Poland storms kill six, destroy tens of thousands of trees

It will take two years to clear the tens of thousands of trees smashed by the weekend storms that devastated Poland`s forests, the country`s forest service said on Wednesday.

Aug 17, 2017, 22:18 PM IST

Nineteen killed by China quake as aftershocks rattle survivors

China on Wednesday evacuated tens of thousands people in its mountainous southwest after a strong earthquake killed at least 19 people and rattled a region where memories of a 2008 seismic disaster remain fresh.

Aug 09, 2017, 14:21 PM IST

Russia's Lake Baikal 'extremely polluted', Vladimir Putin warns

On Friday, Putin called for officials to pay "special attention" to clean up the aftermath of "irrational and often irresponsible economic activity" around the lake, and to prevent such damage happening again.

Aug 04, 2017, 16:55 PM IST
Delhi to apply for Unesco Imperial Capital Cities status

Delhi to apply for Unesco Imperial Capital Cities status

The central government in 2015 had pulled out Delhi's entry for the Unesco World Heritage City status, saying that if Delhi was given the prestigious tag, it would put "restrictions" on several infrastructure works in the national capital. 

Aug 03, 2017, 08:20 AM IST
Uzbekistan says ex-president Islam Karimov's daughter in custody

Uzbekistan says ex-president Islam Karimov's daughter in custody

Karimov`s second daughter, Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, is Uzbek ambassador to UNESCO, a position she has held since 2008.

Jul 28, 2017, 15:13 PM IST
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.

Jul 14, 2017, 20:12 PM IST

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).

Jul 11, 2017, 16:03 PM IST
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.

Jul 10, 2017, 16:21 PM IST

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.

Jul 10, 2017, 15:27 PM IST
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.

Jun 22, 2017, 17:50 PM IST

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.

Jun 20, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
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.

Jun 16, 2017, 14:33 PM IST