ARTICLES RELATING TO UNESCO

Timbuktu's mausoleums restored

2015-07-19 22:49

Timbuktu mausoleums have been restored three years after they were destroyed by Islamic extremists.

Zim lifts ban on walkers in key game park

2015-07-09 19:06

A controversial ban on walking without guides in one of Zimbabwe's most popular national parks has been lifted.

UN team in Madagascar to probe claim of pirate Kidd's treasure

2015-06-19 15:22

A UN research team has arrived in Madagascar to determine the origin of a silver bar attributed to 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd, but whose authenticity has been put in doubt.

Great Barrier Reef stays on UN watch list

2015-05-29 20:30

The Great Barrier Reef will remain under surveillance but not be listed as endangered, according to a draft recommendation to the UN's World Heritage Committee.

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.

 

Captain Kidd's ship a con

2015-07-14 18:57

The UN's culture agency says a alleged vessel found off Madagascar is not 17th-century Scottish pirate William Kidd's flagship, and a silver 'treasure' bar is a fake.

Children in conflict zones need $2.3bn to go to school

2015-06-29 11:01

The 34 million children who are out of school in conflict-affected countries need $2.3bn to get them all schooling, ten times the amount education currently receives in aid, Unesco says.

Aus welcomes UN call on Great Barrier Reef

2015-05-30 12:30

Australia has welcomed a draft decision by the UN to keep the Great Barrier Reef off its endangered list, but environmentalists warned of ongoing risks.

Pink iguanas on Galapagos untouched by volcano's lava

2015-05-29 12:28

The world's only colony of pink iguanas has been spared by lava flowing from Wolf volcano on the Galapagos Island archipelago, the Galapagos National Park confirmed on Thursday.

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.

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