ARTICLES RELATING TO UNESCO

ISIS cements grip on Iraq-Syria border

2015-05-23 11:22

The Islamic State group has consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria border after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital.

Only 1/3 of countries reach 2015 education goals: UN

2015-04-09 15:45

The UN gave a third of the world's countries a passing grade on for efforts to provide universal basic education, but said most governments had failed on a pledge made 15 years ago.

Virunga National Park’s protectors face new threat – oil explorers

2015-03-17 15:28

In the Virunga National Park, Africa’s oldest natural reserve and home to the mountain gorilla, the endangered Great Ape and its habitat are under a new threat: oil exploration.

Widespread outrage after ISIS bulldozes ancient city

2015-03-07 18:29

Condemnation has poured in of the ISIS’s bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest attack on Iraqi cultural treasures that the UN termed a 'war crime'.

Rwanda's Kagame heads to France for UN meeting

2015-02-26 14:25

Rwandan President Paul Kagame arrives in Paris, his spokesperson says, but for a UN meeting and is not expected to meet French officials while in the country, which he accuses of complicity in the 1994 genocide.

Ship grounding threatens Galapagos Islands

2015-02-01 07:15

Ecuadoran authorities have called for a state of emergency to be declared in the Galapagos Islands as they aimed to limit damage to the archipelago's pristine environment after a ship ran aground.

Multiple dangers threaten the Okavango Delta

2015-01-20 12:10

The Okavango Delta in Botswana is one of Africa's natural wonders, but the new Unesco World Heritage Site is facing a multitude of threats, which could lead to its ecological collapse.

Rare buddha relics found in Pakistan

2014-12-27 14:18

Archeologists have discovered rare relics of Buddha from the 3rd century at a Unesco World Heritage Site in Pakistan, officials say.

Bangladeshis use sponges to clean oil spill

2014-12-12 17:35

Bangladeshi villagers using sponges, shovels and even spoons have worked to clean up a huge oil spill in a protected area that is home to rare dolphins.

Unesco chief slams destruction of Iraq heritage

2014-11-02 15:56

Unesco chief Irina Bokova has slammed the "barbaric" destruction of Iraq's cultural heritage, as jihadists from the Islamic State group destroy age-old sites.

 

UN: 21 million children in Mideast risk missing out on education

2015-04-15 20:07

A new United Nations report says 21 million children in the Middle East and North Africa are out of school or at risk of dropping out despite improved access to education in the region over the past decade.

'Ice vault' to keep climate's time

2015-03-26 17:15

Imagine you are Sherlock Holmes bent on solving a mystery but the evidence is starting to crumble and eventually you will be left with worthless dust.

Australia spells out plans to protect Great Barrier Reef

2015-03-16 10:58

Australia has detailed how it will ban dumping of all dredge soil in the Great Barrier Reef as it looks to step up protection of the world's largest reef and avoid having it listed by Unesco as 'in danger'.

Unesco condemns ISIS destruction of ancient Iraq city

2015-03-06 14:28

The head of Unesco has condemned the destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by the Islamic State group, saying it amounted to a “war crime”.

WWF calls for more Great Barrier Reef protection

2015-02-09 09:57

Conservation group WWF is stepping up pressure on Australia to do more to protect the Great Barrier Reef, launching a global campaign.

Saved Mali manuscripts threatened

2015-01-29 05:00

Saved from Islamic extremists, Mali manuscripts are facing damage in their new home.

India bans burning cow dung near Taj Mahal

2015-01-13 14:11

India has banned the burning of cow dung near the Taj Mahal amid fears the famed white-marbled mausoleum was turning yellow from air pollution, an official says.

Dead dolphin triggers fear after Bangladesh oil spill

2014-12-14 15:55

A dead dolphin has been found in Bangladesh's protected Sundarbans delta following an oil spill which has spread over several hundred square kilometres, heightening fears for the area's rare wildlife.

Australia bans dredge waste dumping on Barrier Reef

2014-11-13 16:25

Australia says it will ban the dumping of dredging waste on most of the Great Barrier Reef in a move welcomed by environmentalists as a first step towards a total halt.

Plan won't save Great Barrier Reef: Aussi scientists

2014-10-28 12:53

Australia's plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country's pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists say.

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