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UNESCO Puts Syrian Heritage Sites On Danger List

AP | Posted 06.20.2013 | World

PARIS -- The U.N. cultural agency says six historical sites in Syria are in imminent danger because of the country's civil war and is urging internati...

DCMF Leads Charge in Middle East/Africa Media & Information Literacy Plan

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.19.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Qatar has embarked on an ambitious plan to ensure that public and private schools in the Arab Gulf emirate are fully media and information literate by 2014. It is also aiming further afield to reach institutions in the Middle East and Africa.

Australia Hosts Reef Live Event to Showcase Great Barrier Reef

Megan Snedden | Posted 08.17.2013 | Travel
Megan Snedden

From a café overlooking the Eiffel Tower, a woman in Paris chatted with scientist David Wachenfeld as he scuba dived through Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Traveling With UNESCO

Alex Wirth | Posted 08.12.2013 | Travel
Alex Wirth

As a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO I am quite familiar with the organization, yet I did not expect the impact it would have on my trip. This led to a number of reflections.

Has Obama-Kerry Charm Offensive to Israel Failed?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

U.S. interests in the region are not limited to Israel. A time will come when Americans will wake up to this simple fact. The sooner they do the better it will be for all concerned.

Education For All: Now Is Not The Time To Back Out

Vikas Pota | Posted 08.11.2013 | Impact
Vikas Pota

In what can only be interpreted as a major setback for children all over the world, a new policy paper released by the EFA Global Monitoring Report and UIS on 10th June confirms that our world faces a crisis like never before.

French President Awarded Peace Prize For Mali War

AP | SYLVIE CORBET | Posted 08.05.2013 | World

PARIS — He has been praised as a war chief in Mali. Now, French President Francois Hollande has been awarded a U.N.-sponsored peace prize &ndash...

Cafés and Cocktails Amid Penang's Colonial Legacy

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 08.03.2013 | Travel
Carolyn O'Donnell

Penangites love to eat, drink and talk, and Penang is regarded as the street food capital of Malaysia. Unsurprisingly, many new ventures have revolved around increasingly sophisticated venues for chatting and snacking.

The Parthenon Marbles: A Piece of History Still Orphaned

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 07.28.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

The Acropolis Museum, founded on the passion and spirit of Melina Mercouri, the renowned Greek actress and Minister of Culture, patiently awaits the return of the Parthenon Marbles to their rightful resting place.

Putting the 'Fair' Back Into Play

Irina Bokova | Posted 07.23.2013 | Sports
Irina Bokova

UNESCO offers a platform for collaboration and the sharing of good practices, to highlight the stakes involved and turn words into action.

Ecuador's El Oriente: A Paradise Still at Risk

Dorian de Wind | Posted 07.06.2013 | Green
Dorian de Wind

About two years ago, I wrote about the idyllic weeks and months I spent as a child in Ecuador's "el Oriente." El Oriente is Ecuador's magnificent ju...

UNESCO's fight to promote a truly American value globally: Freedom of speech

Peter Yeo | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
Peter Yeo

Every year on this day, May 3, the international community comes together for World Press Freedom Day. For those of us here in the United States, it's...

Why You Should Care About The Safety of Journalists

Tricia Todd | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Tricia Todd

If no story is worth a life, then why is murder the number one cause of journalists' deaths worldwide? In addition to those who have been killed, dozens have been attacked, kidnapped, or forced into exile in connection with their coverage of crime and corruption.

Qatar Educators Integrate Media Literacy into Curricula

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.23.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

This is a summary of a chapter by the author in "Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural Dialogue" edited by Ulla Carlsson and Sherri Hope Cu...

Top 10 Enchanting Forests

Cheapflights | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Cheapflights

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, the travel experts at Cheapflights.com have picked our top 10 favorite forests from across the planet.

Education: A Possible Dream

Irina Bokova | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact
Irina Bokova

Universal Primary Education is set as a United Nations Millennium Development Goal, to be achieved by 2015. A great deal of progress has certainly been made, but at 18 months from the target date, we are not on track to meet these goals.

What's New In Mexico Travel

Bob Schulman | Posted 05.25.2013 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Next time you're planning a vacation south of the border, chances are the bargain rates you'll see in the travel ads -- one might say: "7 nites in Los Cabos for $750 PPDO incl. air" -- came from a deal cut at Tianguis.

The World's Most Expensive Itinerary Is Extremely Thorough

Posted 03.19.2013 | Travel

An aggressive new itinerary offered by London-based luxury agency Hurlingham Travel gives discerning travelers the chance to see every single UNESCO ...

Not All UN Bodies Are Trying to 'Take Over' the Internet: Multistakeholder Governance Shines at UNESCO

Leslie Harris | Posted 05.08.2013 | Technology
Leslie Harris

There are other UN institutions deeply engaged in the Internet governance debate -- UNESCO chief among them -- that stand firmly for preserving Internet freedom and the multi-stakeholder governance model.

Are Lebanese J-schools graduating functional illiterates?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.07.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

This is a summary of a commentary that appeared in the third issue of Middle East Media Educator. I'm disheartened, but not surprised, by comments f...

The Middle East's Friendliest Place?

John Nicholson | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
John Nicholson

Jordan's capital, Amman, balances more modern elements that add a cosmopolitan flair to the natural beauty of this traditional kingdom.

PHOTOS: The World's Second Best Heritage Site?

Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel

This stone circle beat out Machu Picchu and the Taj Mahal. And, no, it's not Stonehenge.

The Glory of Self-Learning, Discovered by Children in India

Reporters Uncensored | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Reporters Uncensored

Imagine a new world of innovative, inexpensive and successful learning, where streets in rural towns in developing countries are lined with self-powered computer kiosks, and children from poor neighborhoods have the same ability to work with new technology as children in richer areas.

The Road of Damascus: Shared Heritage Imperiled by a Savage Civil War

Paul Gunther | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Paul Gunther

Syria endures as one of the world's greatest cultural crossroads. Its architectural and archeological record lends dignity and pride of place to its citizens. The question today is, can this precious national patrimony survive another year or even a few more months?

WATCH: 'Underlying Message ... Is We'll Buy Your Coverage If You Get Out Alive'

The Huffington Post | Megan Robertson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Media

2012 has been one of the deadliest years on record for journalists, according to both the United Nations and a new report from the International Press...