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Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.21.2015 | 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 04.22.2015 | 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 04.03.2015 | 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 04.06.2015 | 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.

The Power of Books to Change the World

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

If we needed another call to action regarding the transformative power of education - on individual lives and the world we live in - here it is. In ...

The Global Search for Education: Got Mobile? Get it Right!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.21.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Investment in technology is on the increase. Some continue to claim it hurts the classroom. Others are more convinced it is transforming the classroom in a positive way. However, most now believe the goal must be about transforming the learning process.

Culture a Key to Peace in Iraq

Irina Bokova | Posted 11.17.2014 | World
Irina Bokova

News of the systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities, attacks against cultural heritage and education in Iraq has become part of our daily fare. We are witnessing a process of "cultural cleansing' in Iraq that is unprecedented in recent history.

Need or Greed? Biodiversity, Conservation and Ocean Health

Peter Neill | Posted 11.10.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

Since the founding of the World Ocean Observatory more than a decade ago, I have attended many conferences and international meetings on ocean and cli...

New Cultural Lenses to Create a Sustainable Future

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.04.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

The willingness to adapt and change, the curiosity to look beyond and find more to be discovered, more to contribute to, more to advance, more to develop, more to make progress lies within the human arrow of learning and teaching.

UNESCO's 1,000th World Heritage Site Is Stunning

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

The marshy area, which comprises two million hectares, provides water to the giraffes, zebra, antelope and elephants during the dry winter months.

Seeking Justice -- Or at Least the Truth -- For 'Comfort Women'

Christine Ahn | Posted 08.25.2014 | Impact
Christine Ahn

On June 9, outside of Seoul, 91-year old Bae Chun-hui took her last gasp of air at the House of Sharing, a communal home established for former "comfort women" in South Korea to live out their remaining years in peace.