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What Volunteering Has Done In My Life!

Bertheline Nina Tchangoue | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Bertheline Nina Tchangoue

Today I am member of the UN Global Education First Youth Advocacy Group. Many young people have come across me to ask how I got to be in such an initi...

Standing With Malala on Education (Part 2)

ZP Heller | Posted 09.21.2013 | World
ZP Heller

Malala used her global spotlight to elevate her advocacy, appealing to her "brothers and sisters" -- both in the General Assembly and throughout the world -- to stand up for universal access and gender equality regarding education.

UNESCO Adds Che Manuscripts To Heritage Program

AP | Posted 07.28.2014 | Latino Voices

UNESCO is including the writings of Cuban Revolution leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara in its Memory of the World Register. The documents include original...

GLSEN and UNESCO Convene Global Safe Schools Activists to Support LGBT Youth

Ileana Jiménez | Posted 09.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Ileana Jiménez

In late June in Buenos Aires, the U.S.'s leading LGBT youth and education advocacy group, GLSEN, and UNESCO hosted a historic convening of groups from 20 countries to discuss cutting-edge research and activism that supports the lives of LGBT youth in K-12 schools globally.

Can Bosra Still Beckon History Buffs to Syria?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.16.2013 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Looking through stacks of old pictures today, I came across a set I shot in Bosra, Syria, 23 years ago showing stately, if worn, internationally recog...

Malala, Girl Shot By Taliban, Takes Education Fight To UN

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 07.15.2013 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- A new report released to mark the 16th birthday of a Pakistani teenager shot by the Taliban for promoting education for girls says 5...

Newest Wonders of the World

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.08.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Each summer, UNESCO convenes to announce new picks for the World Heritage List, chosen for their cultural, historical, and environmental importance. Check out this year's new crop of wonders and see which ones speak to you. Tajikistan, anyone?

Mount Fuji Welcomes Climbers

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.07.2013 | Travel

Mount Fuji officially opened for its two-month-long climbing season Monday, with hiking enthusiasts flocking to the mountain to participate in rituals...

Mount Fuji Among 19 New World Heritage Sites

Reuters | Posted 08.24.2013 | World

PARIS, June 24 (Reuters) - The Mount Etna volcano and Italy's Medici Villas were among 19 sites that have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list...

LOOK: NKorean Fortress Wins UNESCO World Heritage Site Status

AP | Posted 08.23.2013 | World

KAESONG, North Korea — The remains of a fortress that once surrounded Kaesong, the ancient capital of Korea's Koryo Dynasty, are among sites in ...

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.