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Dorte Mandrup: Where Place Meets Sculpture

Louisiana Channel | Posted 01.31.2017 | Arts
Louisiana Channel

Rising from the landscape in a place rich with materiality and history sits architect Dorte Mandrup's new Wadden Sea Centre. Meet the renowned archite...

Oporto for the Weekend

College Tourist | Posted 01.30.2017 | Travel
College Tourist

By College Tourist - Author Carson Sharp of Georgia Southern University. Fall in Love with Oporto, Portugal in Just Two Days Situated in the North...

The unintended consequences of UNESCO world heritage listing

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.11.2017 | World
The Conversation Global

UNESCO-listed heritage site Machu Picchu attracts around 1,000 tourists a day. Rodrigo Argenton/Wikipedia, CC BY-NC Chloé Maurel, Centre national de...

Japan's Chichibu Night Festival Attracts 320,000 Visitors

AsiaToday | Posted 12.05.2016 | World

[The Chichibu Night Festival (Chichibu Yomatsuri) reached its peak on Dec. 3 in Saitama Prefecture. It is one of Japan's best-known festivals. Recentl...

Pioneering Freedom

Irina Bokova | Posted 12.02.2016 | Media
Irina Bokova

Ms Alice Bah Khunke, Minister for Culture and Democracy, Sweden Ms Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General 250 years ago the world witnessed the passag...

A Shalom from Israel, a Home Across the Sea

John Mirisch | Posted 12.01.2016 | Los Angeles
John Mirisch

As famous, glamorous and cosmopolitan as Beverly Hills is, during my tenure as mayor I've tried to stress that for those of us who live here, it's jus...

The Sudan Enigma

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.01.2016 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

Arriving at the Khartoum airport near midnight, as I did a few weeks before the American presidential election, one is struck by the lineup of aircraf...

How a 2,700-year-old piece of papyrus super-charged the debate over UNESCO and Jerusalem

The Conversation Global | Posted 11.15.2016 | Religion
The Conversation Global

Jerusalem is mentioned on this 2,700-year-old papyrus. Shai Halevi/IAA Michael Langlois, Université de Strasbourg On October 26 2016, the Israel An...

Climate Change in the Classrooms

Irina Bokova | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
Irina Bokova

True and lasting sustainability can only be achieved if individuals and societies change the way they think and act. And this can only begin in the minds of young women and men in the classroom.

Female Radicalization: Media Analysis

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 11.07.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Why do young people, including girls and women, turn radical and what role does the Internet play in their radicalization? Lebanese sociologist Mona ...

UNESCO, France, Israel, Peace And Secularism

Hagay Sobol | Posted 10.27.2016 | World
Hagay Sobol

By passing a resolution excluding any link between the Jewish people, Jerusalem and the Temple Mount, the Executive Board of UNESCO has not voted in a cultural resolution, in accordance with its role, nor a political one, which falls within the competence of the UN.

Media and Information Literacy Evolves in Arab World

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.20.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

There has never been a more propitious time than the present to promote, teach, and engage with media and information literacy (MIL) in all its permut...

Media & Information Literacy's Start in Lebanon

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.14.2016 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Do Middle East/North Africa (MENA) consumers and producers of media in all their permutations and across countless platforms fully comprehend what the...

World Heritage Marine Sites & Our Fight for Healthy Oceans

Lindblad Expeditions | Posted 10.12.2016 | Green
Lindblad Expeditions

Since the first marine site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982, 49 sites in 37 countries stretching from the tropics to the poles have received this prestigious designation as an irreplaceable wonder of the world's oceans.

A "Clean" Election for UN Secretary-General Gets Dirty

Joseph Braude | Posted 10.05.2016 | World
Joseph Braude

Kristalina Georgieva, Bulgaria's Eleventh-Hour Candidate for UN Secretary-General A last-minute push by Angela Merkel and shady elements in Eastern E...

The 50-year Struggle To Put Teachers At The Center Of Quality Education

Irina Bokova | Posted 10.05.2016 | Education
Irina Bokova

Today, schools, parents and kids in numerous countries around the world are celebrating World Teachers Day. The celebration marks the day fifty years ...

The Word On the Street in Timbuktu (About the ICC Trial)

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 10.03.2016 | World
Cynthia P. Schneider

On September 27th when the International Criminal Court in The Hague handed down a sentence of nine years in prison for Ahmad al Faqi al Mahdi for the war crime of destroying cultural heritage in Timbuktu, civic and religious leaders in the famed city of 333 saints were relieved that justice -- for once--had been done.

Technology Is the Key to Exponential Growth Towards Learning for All

XPRIZE | Posted 09.30.2016 | Education

By Matt Keller, Senior Director, Global Learning XPRIZE; Michael Dunford, Country Director (Tanzania), World Food Programme (WFP); Zulmira Rodrigues, ...

Digital Meets Creativity

Salma Zulfiqar | Posted 09.08.2016 | World
Salma Zulfiqar

The impact of the digital revolution on the cultural and creative industries, as underscored in the 2005 Convention on the Protection and the Promotio...

Africa's renaissance starts on school benches

Irina Bokova | Posted 08.12.2016 | Politics
Irina Bokova

On a hill outside Dakar, Senegal, stands the African Renaisance Monument, unveiled in 2010. This massive bronze statue stands some 50 meters tall, dep...

"UNSG: Breaking The Last Glass Ceiling"

Ernesta Redi Neudert | Posted 08.05.2016 | Politics
Ernesta Redi Neudert

This year has seen the impressive rise of strong, inspiring women at the forefront of global politics. Hillary Clinton stands an excellent chance to be elected as the first female President of the United States. Britain has just elected its second female Prime Minster in Theresa May, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel's principled humanitarian position on the refugee crisis has given Europe much needed leadership. It is obvious why some people say this is the 'Year of the Woman'.

Can The World's Top Diplomat Ever Be A Woman?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.04.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Led by Columbia, many UN members want a woman as secretary-general of the world body. But if a recent straw poll is any guide, the choice will be another man.

50 Years After Death, Visionary Architect Still Making History

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.23.2016 | Arts

Le Corbusier, the pioneering modernist architect who is lionized for his ideas as much as his buildings, got another boost this week when his body of ...

These 21 New World Heritage Sites Are A Traveler's Dream Bucket List

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 07.22.2016 | Travel

If you have plans to see the entire world in all its grandeur, UNESCO’s official list of World Heritage Sites is a good place to start. This sacred ...

'Garden Of Eden' Becomes World Heritage Site

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.19.2016 | Religion

A wetland in southeast Iraq, thought to be the biblical Garden of Eden and almost completely drained during Saddam Hussein’s rule, has become a UNES...