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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...

Palestinian Vote at UN: Game Change Or Same Old, Same Old?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 01.30.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Palestine had no problem getting an upgraded status at the United Nations, isolating Israel and the United States and giving Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas the boost in stature he so badly needed. OK, so what happened?

UN: 2012 The Deadliest Year For Journalists On Record

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.27.2013 | Media

2012 has been the deadliest year for journalists in recent memory, a new report and the United Nations both claimed last week. The International Pr...

PHOTOS: Mozambique's Forgotten Island

Anne Collins Howard | Posted 01.14.2013 | Travel
Anne Collins Howard

The night we arrived the waves were crashing onto the street and the next morning that same shoreline stretched out to sea for a kilometer, revealing incredible tide pools. Neon coral, clown fish, eels, starfish and sea urchins showedthemselves in just a few inches of water.

Nervously Enjoying Street Food In Chiapas

Off Track Planet | Posted 12.16.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

Chiapas' nutty version, called tamales chiapanecos, are a regional creation, filled with pork, raisins, tomatoes, almonds, onions and spicy herbs then wrapped in banana leaves.

Teachers Matter: What I Learned at UNESCO's World Teachers' Day in Paris

Dan Brown | Posted 12.12.2012 | Education
Dan Brown

As the international consensus suggests, we must put all the resources we can into investing in the village it takes to raise quality teachers.

Let's Celebrate International Day of the Girl

Cecilia Attias | Posted 12.11.2012 | Women
Cecilia Attias

While we celebrate International Day of the Girl, let's take action to make sure everyone -- governments, businesses, parents and teachers -- is aware of and ready to nurture the formidable talents and capacities and potential of girls.

Restoring Jefferson's University

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Now that the political struggles have settled somewhat at The University of Virginia, it's time to get down to what's really important at Mr. Jefferson's academical village.

And The Newest World Heritage Sites Are...

Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel

A group of 26 iconic, fantastic and endangered places around the globe are the latest entrants on the UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. Among ...

UNESCO Makes Nativity Church A World Heritage Endangered Site, Israel, US Abstain

AP | ELAINE GANLEY and KARIN LAUB | Posted 08.29.2012 | Religion

PARIS — UNESCO's World Heritage committee on Friday approved a Palestinian bid to place the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on its list of s...

See The World's Largest Folk Art Market

AP | JERI CLAUSING | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts

SANTA FE, N.M. — The stories are as diverse as the artists themselves: Afghan women who have lifted themselves out of poverty through a cooperat...

PHOTOS: 10 Best World Heritage Sites

Posted 06.05.2012 | Travel

The last time we checked in with UNESCO's World Heritage List, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (phew!) was adding...

Archeologists Seek Protection For Legendary Sunken Port

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 07.30.2012 | World

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Archaeologists said Tuesday that they'll ask the United Nations' cultural agency to bestow world heritage status on Port Royal, t...

U.N. Strike Shows Convergence of Labor and Middle East Politics

Michelle Chen | Posted 07.15.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

In a way, this was a classic labor conflict between a public agency and workers. But UNRWA is a unique international bureaucracy, with a global budget crisis intertwined with the politics of the conflict-ridden regions it serves.

International Jazz Day is celebrated at Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The goal of International Jazz Day is to have jazz celebrated, studied and presented for 24 consecutive hours around the world. Jazz "is a universal music of freedom and creativity."

Discussing Haiti... With a Haitian

Alyson Renaldo | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Alyson Renaldo

How is 'need' and 'sustained recovery' being assessed if not through continuous dialogue with the injured group, in this case Haitian people and its governance?

Targeting Timbuktu

Paul Stoller | Posted 06.25.2012 | Impact
Paul Stoller

Military occupation is not only bad news for the people who live in Timbuktu, but also for its world-renowned centers of learning that house precious manuscripts, some of which date to the 13th century.

Is Tunisia's Post-Revolution Media Freedom Slipping?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

On a post-revolution visit to Tunis, I was struck by the changes and how one could actually access the Internet, tweet, blog and get news of the outside world. But