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To Have Irish

Pulitzer Center | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.16.2015 | World

One of Ireland’s most prized cultural components is at risk of being taken from the Irish people. Considered “definitely endange...

What Life Is Like In Egypt's Nubian Society

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 07.22.2015 | World

Photographer Nour El Refai spent more than a year documenting life among Egypt's Nubian community, capturing daily rituals, art, meals, social g...

The Confederate Flag Is Not the Only Symbol of Racism that People Try to Whitewash

Dennis Jett | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Dennis Jett

Like those who wave the stars and bars, those who revere the Alamo would deny that and say it is all about their proud heritage. But anyone who doesn't rely on Walt Disney movies for their sense of history knows that is nonsense.

UNESCO Weighs In On Debate Over Where Jesus Was Baptized

The Associated Press | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.13.2015 | Religion

AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan (AP) — For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect wit...

11 Interesting Sights In The Kingdom of Bahrain

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 06.16.2015 | Travel
Janice S. Lintz

When I recently visited Bahrain, the TSA agent reviewing my passport looked at me curiously and asked me, "Why did you visit Bahrain?" Simple answer: The Kingdom of Bahrain is a great extension to a Dubai or an Abu Dhabi trip. The flights are inexpensive and under an hour.

Saudi-Led Airstrikes Destroy Part Of Yemen's UNESCO World Heritage Site

Reuters | Posted 06.12.2015 | World

SANAA, June 12 (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed at least six people, Yemen's state news agency Saba said on Friday, and destroyed pa...

Today's Newsrooms = Robo-Journalism, Games, Apps, Gender Equality

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.03.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

The "see-Ma, no-hands" automated reporting movement has been used by AP, Bloomberg and Thomson-Reuters in crunching numbers -- business figures and sports scores -- as well as turning out formulaic stories.

Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this week amid heated debate on freedom and government controls.

Understanding Virtual Water

Peter Neill | Posted 05.05.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

As we continue to work toward a fuller understanding of the presence of water, what we may not know so well is called "virtual water" -- the water that is used to produce almost everything we incorporate into our daily routines but is not listed on the label or calculated into the price.

Shaping a Post-2015 Global Education Agenda

Brian Gallagher | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Brian Gallagher

Despite the increase in access to education in the region, nearly 29 million primary school aged children were out of school -- accounting for over half of out-of-school youth around the world.

The Role of Technology for Safety in Education

XPRIZE | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
XPRIZE

Technology is not the only solution, but it must be part of the solution. If technology can do what we believe it can with learning, it will allow children in conflict zones and refugee camps to safely begin or continue their education.

Will Cuba Survive the Americanization of Havana?

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

The architecture of Old Havana has lasted hundreds of years, but will it survive the onslaught of tourists and rampart commercialism that so despoils other Latin American capitals?

11 of the Most Astounding UNESCO Sites in Africa

Jacada Travel | Posted 05.21.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

With golden sand dunes, thundering falls and the world's largest population of giant tortoises, Africa's world heritage sites encompass staggering beauty and diversity.

7 Underrated Cities In Italy You Have To Visit On Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

When someone says "Italy", you immediately think of major cities like, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. However, Italy has a lot more than these four major cities.

Mexico's Parachico Festival Is Antidote to January Blahs

Meg Pier | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts
Meg Pier

Arriving on the outskirts of Chiapa de Corzo, we spied a masked duo a block away and began to follow them, certain they would lead us to what we had come to witness.

Squabbles Are Damaging Hopes Of Rebuilding Afghanistan's Beautiful Bamiyan Buddhas

The Guardian | Frederic Bobin | Posted 01.20.2015 | Religion

It is always a shock reaching Bamiyan, coming face to face with the two huge cavities in the cliff face. The upright tombs stare out over the valley, ...

The Open Road: Driving From Portugal to Spain

Findery | Posted 03.22.2015 | Travel
Findery

Travelers to Europe often rave about how great it is getting around via trains. Though there is no doubt that this is one the fastest and most efficient ways to travel the continent, my preference is keeping it old school with a nice, laid-back road trip.

People, Not Gorillas, Are the Real Heroes of Virunga

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 03.07.2015 | Green
Georgianne Nienaber

This is a very good film that could have been a great film if the producers could have taken some more risks. Having navigated this part of Virunga in 2007, 2008 and 2009, I can say that taking risks is easier said then done. If the government does not approve of your footage, it is confiscated.

Live From the Marrakech Film Festival

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.10.2015 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

You've been to Ouarzazate, Morocco -- at least visually -- even if you don't know it.

Learning Today for a Sustainable Future

Irina Bokova | Posted 01.10.2015 | World
Irina Bokova

The international community has been striving to shape a safer and richer future for the world. This was the purpose of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted by the United Nations in 2000 for the first 15 years of the new millennium.

Peace as a Human Right

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Robert Koehler

It's our job, not God's, to create the new story of who we are, and millions -- billions -- of people fervently wish we could do so. The problem is that the worst of our nature is better organized than the best of it.

The Fateful Decision: British House of Commons Votes on Palestine

James Zogby | Posted 12.11.2014 | World
James Zogby

Passage will send a message that the world is paying attention to their plight and recognizes their rights. It will also provide an incentive to those in the Palestinian leadership who have embraced a non-violent, diplomatic strategy to securing their rights.

UNESCO Makes a Stand on 'Cultural Cleansing'

Lyn Julius | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Lyn Julius

In collaboration with the Iraqi authorities, UNESCO has called for utmost vigilance from the world's great museums, the art market, Interpol and other partner organizations in the fight against illicit traffic and has shared information relevant to Iraq's cultural heritage with all parties involved in air strikes.

The People's Climate March

Peter Neill | Posted 11.30.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Until we as ocean advocates can make the case that climate itself is a function of the ocean, along with its impact on fresh water, energy, food, health, and security, the UN and other agents of governance will continue to struggle with the compromised attitudes and actions, or lack thereof, promoted by vested interests.

Inspired by Poverty Point, New Orleans could seek UN heritage status

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.28.2014 | Travel
Susan Buchanan

The Paris-based United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in June designated an ancient Native American complex known as Poverty Point, east of Monroe, as Louisiana's first World Heritage site.