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Little progress on girls' education in developing countries - report

Source : / 31 Jan 2014

One out of four young people in poor countries - and one of three young women in South and West Asia - are unable to read all or even part of a sentence, according to a new report, which estimates 175 million youths in developing countries are illiterate.


UNESCO to help Egypt museum recover from blast

Source : AP / 28 Jan 2014

A UNESCO team will travel to Cairo to assess the damage inflicted on a renowned Islamic art museum by a bombing targeting the nearby security headquarters, Egypt's Minister of Antiquities said Sunday.

The museum will also receive $100,000 from the U.N. cultural agency to help the museum recover from the explosion, which damaged much of the museum's artifacts, Mohammed Ibrahim said.


UNESCO to deem Turkish coffee as "intangible heritage"

Source : World Bulletin | 03 Dec 2013

Turkish coffee culture and tradition is going to be included in UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list, if the proposal gets approval in the meeting in Azerbaijani capital, Baku today.


Syria war imperils education of 2.5 million children-aid agency

Source : Reuters / 12 Jul 2013

More than a fifth of Syria's schools have been destroyed or made unusable in more than two years of conflict, jeopardising the education of 2.5 million young people, Save The Children aid agency reported on Friday.

The civil war in Syria has contributed to a sharp increase over the past year in the number of violent incidents affecting children's education reported worldwide, the agency said.


UNESCO World Heritage to review Iran’s two historical spots

Source : Presstv / 20 June 2013

The 37th session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee is to assess Iran’s two suggested files for a possible inscription on the World Heritage list.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is slated to review the files of Iran’s Golestan Palace and Meymand Cave Village along with 32 other submitted sites from around the world.


Libya’s desert ‘pearl’ Ghadames awaits return of tourists

By Marie-Louise Gumuchian / 24 Apr 2013

Perched on a low wall in the center of the Libyan desert oasis town of Ghadames, 80-year old tourist guide Mohammed Ibrahim says he is waiting for the foreign visitors he used to show around to come back.


UNESCO threatens to axe old Sanaa from world heritage list

Source : Reuters / 18 Mar 2013

Famous for its unique mud brick tower houses and labyrinthine souqs and listed as a world heritage site by the United Nations, Yemen’s old city of Sanaa is now under serious threat.

The entire area was declared a world heritage site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1986; in a bid promote the preservation of the city’s traditional architecture.


Historic old Jeddah awaits life-saving restoration

By Reuters / 10 Jan 2013

In the heart of Saudi Arabia’s sprawling Red Sea port city of Jeddah, centuries-old buildings tilt and buckle above the historic district’s narrow alleys, withering away in the absence of decisive action to protect them.

The seventh-century historic district, with its mud and coral town houses adorned with ornate wooden balconies, holds the only remnants of the traditional architecture of the Hijaz, as the western Arabian Peninsula is known.


UNESCO to declare 2013 year of Ottoman captain Piri Reis

Source : Anadolu Agency | 04 Oct 2012

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has agreed to declare 2013 the year of Piri Reis on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of a map he drew up that included seven continents, reported the Anatolia news agency.


UNESCO adds one more Turkey site to World Heritage List

Source : Agencies | 02 Jul 2012

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to add Turkey's Çatalhöyük, a Neolithic settlement in southern Anatolia, to UNESCO's World Heritage List.


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