Thursday, June 20, 2013
East Rennell, Solomon Islands of world heritage in danger
The world heritage site of East Rennell of SOlomon Islands has been inscribed on the list of world h...
UNESCO team finds damage to Mali culture alarming
A team of experts led by UNESCO says it has found far more serious damage to Mali`s cultural heritag...
Himachal park may not get UNESCO tag
The Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Himachal Pradesh may not get the coveted tag of a World ...
UNESCO declares Nicobar Islands world biosphere reserve
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has declared and desig...
Himachal park set for UNESCO`s natural heritage status
India`s richest biodiversity site in the western Himalayas, the Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP)...
Interpretation centre inaugurated at Jantar Mantar
An interpretation centre was inaugurated today at Jantar Mantar observatory here to enable visitors ...
UNESCO chief visits two biosphere reserves in Nicaragua
UNESCO director-general Irina Bokova inspected two of the three biosphere reserves in Nicaragua to g...
Stranded Chinese boat removed from Philippine reef
A Chinese fishing boat found carrying thousands of kilos (pounds) of scaly anteater meat has been re...
Romans might have built Hadrian’s Wall by forcing locals to move out
New archaeological evidence suggest that contrary to previous belief that the Romans far from co-exi...
Nalanda University should be in UNESCO heritage list: Khurshid
External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid today advocated for inclusion of the ancient Nalanda Unive...
Amartya pitches for including Nalanda univ in UNESCO list
Nobel laureate Prof Amartya Sen described as "outrageous" not including the Nalanda Intern...
Galapagos tortoises more than 1,000 in number now
Galapagos tortoise, who’s number had slipped down to merely 15 in the world in the 1970s, have risen...
New Prohibited List for anti-doping valid from Jan 1
Parties to the International Convention against Doping in Sport have agreed to a unified list of pro...
Make women part of the solution to global challenges: UNESCO chief
Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, explained how the gap between the knowledge and decision m...
Cops preparing database of foreign monasteries in Bodh Gaya
Bihar Police are preparing a database of foreign monasteries and their guesthouses in Buddhism`s hol...
Ninth E-9 ministerial meeting today in Delhi
India in association with UNESCO will host the ninth E-9 ministerial review meeting on inclusive, re...
Sundarbans: Crusade launched against climate change
Battling climate change, hundreds of women from all over the fragile islands of Sundarbans have now ...
Kaziranga to be opened to tourists from Nov 1
Assam`s Kaziranga National Park, which is closed for tourists annually from June to October due to t...
UNESCO praises bravery of Malala for standing up against Taliban
Malala was shot in the neck and head and two other girls sustained injuries when the TTP opened fire...
UNESCO World Heritage status: 5 Tamil Nadu sites in tentative list
Five sites in Tamil Nadu have been included in the tentative list by the Union Culture Ministry for ...
Dubai to build its own Taj Mahal
Taj Arabia will be about four times the size of the original monument in India, the Gulf News quoted...
Female Saudi researcher named UN ‘Goodwill Ambassador’
A female Saudi researcher has been named as a ‘Goodwill Ambassador’ to support science education, es...
Syria clashes blazes ancient souk, UNESCO calls it tragedy
The clashes between Syrian Army and the rebels left centuries-old ancient market blazing even as UNE...
Coastline erosion due to rising sea levels greater than thought
The effects of coastline erosion as a result of rising sea-level rise in the vicinity of inlets, suc...
Proposal to declare Matheran railway on heritage list in limbo
The Indian Government`s proposal to UNESCO to confer heritage status on the 105-year-old Matheran to...
K`taka to initiate debate on heritage tag for Western Ghats
Karnataka has been opposing UNESCO declaring 10 spots in Western Ghats as world heritage sites as it...
IUCN recommends international monitoring of Western Ghats
Amid debates over conservation of Western Ghats, which have been added to UNESCO`s list of iconic pl...
Animal death toll in Kaziranga rises to 560
At least 560 animals, including 14 one-horned rhinos, have perished in the world-famed Kaziranga Nat...
Goa seeks inclusion in UNESCO`s heritage list
Goa government will seek support of the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest to get its Western ...
Floods leave 543 animals dead in Kaziranga
Over 540 animals, including 13 rhinos, have perished in the world-famed Kaziranga National Park in A...
Rio de Janeiro declared World Heritage Site
The landscapes of Rio de Janeiro have been entered onto the World Heritage List, the United Nations ...
China fossil site in World Heritage list
A site containing fossilised remains of 200 prehistoric marine species in China has been included in...
UN designates Western Ghats as world heritage site
India`s 1600-km long Western Ghats mountain chain, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountai...
UNESCO to add Bethlehem to World`s Heritage List
The Unesco decided to include the West Bank city of Bethlehem and the Church of Nativity in world`s ...
Goa`s grand old church to go green, shed asbestos
Basilica of Bom Jesus, one of Goa`s most revered churches, will have an eco-friendly roof as ASI wan...
Pakistan dangerous for journalists: Daily
Those in Pakistan`s high offices pay lip service to the media but what they desire is a media tuned ...
Indian-origin educator named UNESCO goodwill ambassador
Sunny Varkey is founder and chairman of Dubai-based GEMS Education, one of the largest private schoo...
Khasi no more a language in danger
The Khasi language of Meghalaya has been withdrawn from the UNESCO`s Atlas of the World’s Language...
Titanic wreckage to become Unesco heritage
On the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, its wreckage will become underwater cultural...
Titanic`s remains to come under UNESCO protection
The wreckage of the Titanic will now come under the protection of the United Nations` cultural body ...
Vadakkunnathan temple for UNESCO`s Heritage Sites
ASI has recently recommended 14 sites, including temples and palaces, from Kerala to the UNESO to in...
UNESCO weighs ousting Syria from rights committee
Officials at UNESCO are preparing to decide whether to remove Syria from a human rights committee.
Japanese tea master appointed as UNESCO ambassador
UNESCO appointed Japanese tea ceremony master Sen Genshitsu as its second goodwill ambassador from ...
UNESCO cuts funds for Palestinian magazine
The UN`s cultural agency said it is pulling funding for a Palestinian youth magazine that published ...
New member Palestine raises flag at UNESCO
Palestine was admitted as a UNESCO member after an October vote that prompted the US to cut off fund...
Unesco museum to showcase Kalka-Shimla rail line
Kalka-Shimla rail link will feature prominently in the Unesco museum in Switzerland.
Qatar to help fill in UNESCO's financial shortfall
The wife of Qatar's Emir has pledged to increase her support to the core education activities of UNE...
UNESCO reprimands Israel over newspaper cartoon
A newspaper cartoon shows Israeli Prime Minister telling pilots to bomb UNESCO`s office after bombin...
UNESCO won`t take on new projects this year
Palestine won full membership at the agency, leading the United States and Canada to pull funding.
Israel freezes UNESCO funding
The US has also halted its $60 million financial contribution to the UN agency.
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