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From UNESCO Study 11 to UNESCO 2050: Project BEST and the Forty-Year Plan to Reimagine Education for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

I recently visited former Senior Policy Advisor to the US Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt, who gave me access to her archive of files that she collected from the US Department of Education. After digging through a collection of files collated by Lawrence P. Grayson, who was the Advisor for Mathematics, […]

Iran eyes UNESCO status for five intangible elements

TEHRAN – Iran seeks to register five intangible elements on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in near future, Mehr reported on Tuesday. The country has recently submitted [revised] dossiers for the ancient festivities of Mehregan and Yalda,  crafting and playing [the stringed instrument of] the Oud, traditional craft of silk spinning, and […]

UNESCO chief set for new term, eyes US return – official

The head of UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, is expected to win a second term later this year after nobody else submitted their candidacy for the position by the deadline on March 16, a UNESCO official said on Wednesday. Outgoing Director General Audrey Azoulay was appointed in 2017 after a bitter campaign. Her mandate […]

Ground broken on new development for UNESCO-tagged qanat

TEHRAN – Construction of a reserve reservoir for a UNESCO-registered qanat was officially begun on Thursday in Baghestan, a town in Ferdows county of Iran’s South Khorasan province. The reserve reservoir will be connected to Qanat of Baladeh to help water supply to the agricultural and permanent settlements in a semi-arid region. The ground-breaking ceremony […]

Maranjab caravanserai one step closer to UNESCO status

TEHRAN – Iran has almost completed preparations for Maranjab caravanserai, which is located adjacent to a barren desert of the same name in central Isfahan province for possibly becoming a UNESCO World Heritage. The Safavid-era (1501–1736) caravanserai was used by the travelers of the time to rest on their way to the Khorasan, Rey, and […]

Finland’s bittersweet boost as UNESCO recognises its sauna culture

Finland must feel like it has won the lottery with a record-low jackpot. The country received a huge boost last week when UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) officially recognised the importance of its sauna culture. Yet it was a bittersweet moment for the Nordic country – the majority of its public saunas […]

A taste of diplomacy: Couscous added to Unesco list after Algeria and Morocco agreement

The United Nations has added couscous to its intangible cultural heritage list in a symbolic, but minor, diplomatic breakthrough for archrivals Morocco and Algeria. Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia, states that continue to be embroiled in major conflicts, came together to highlight their shared history of the traditional Berber food by submitting a request to […]

Ukraine seeks UNESCO status for Chernobyl to help manage visitors to nuclear site

Ukraine is seeking UNESCO World Heritage status for the site of the world’s worst nuclear accident. In the ghostly town of Pripyat, and its better-known neighbour Chernobyl, many visitors wander among the buildings and streets from where thousands were evacuated over three decades ago. “The Chernobyl zone is already a world famous landmark,” guide Maksym […]

UNESCO aims to entice US back in with promises of depoliticization

Three years after the United States quit UNESCO, the United Nations’ cultural agency, over accusations of anti-Israel bias, diplomats say the Paris-based body has managed to put its house in order, potentially easing the way for Washington’s return.The agency, founded in the ashes of World War Two to protect the common cultural inheritance of humanity, […]

The Amazing UNESCO Site Going to Waste in Israel

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Iran complains to UNESCO against Turkey’s bid to register Islamic calligraphy

IRNA – Deputy head of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of Iran said that Iran has officially complained to UNESCO against Turkey’s bid to register Islamic calligraphy case for 2021 event. Mohammad Hassan Talebian said that in 2020, Turkey did not suggest an case in this regard but it has recently presented a […]

UNESCO highlights Iran’s capacities in sports for peace and development

un.org.ir– UNESCO and the University of Tehran celebrated the 5th International Day of Sport for Development and Peace to highlight the importance of investment in physical activities for the present and future of the country. At a ceremony that was hosted by the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education of the University of Tehran, Alexander […]

Easter Island statues could be lost to sea, warns UNESCO

The world heritage body blamed rising tides, which have been rapidly eroding the island’s coasts for years. However, the group is now warning that rising sea levels could completely destroy the island’s iconic ‘heads.’ “Some Easter Island statues are at risk of being lost to the sea because of coastal erosion,” said Adam Markham, deputy […]

USA and israel leaves UNESCO, Goodbye and Good Riddance

By Jeremy Salt | Palestine Chronicle | December 25, 2017 By Jeremy Salt | Palestine Chronicle | December 25, 2017 Holding hands, the US and Israel have decided to walk out of UNESCO. Nothing could be more appropriate. Two rogue states run by two dangerous buffoons. Two states that have wreaked immense violence across the […]

US Withdrawal From UNESCO: Abandonment Of Principles

Above Photo: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France. Credit: UNESCO OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, Oct 18 2017 (IPS) – A woman shopkeeper is standing on a plastic chair to avoid knee high swirling rainwater mixed with sewage. “I work with a women’s cooperative selling products made by Palestinian women in my shop. The sewage water has gone into the electric wires, […]

The real reasons Trump is quitting UNESCO

By Jonathan Cook in Nazareth At first glance, the decision last week by the Trump administration, followed immediately by Israel, to quit the United Nation’s cultural agency seems strange. Why penalise a body that promotes clean water, literacy, heritage preservation and women’s rights? Washington’s claim that the UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is […]

US quits UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel bias’ and Israel follows suit

US, Israel quit UN heritage agency citing bias PARIS (Reuters) 12 Oct by John Irish — The United States and Israel announced on Thursday they were quitting the U.N.’s cultural agency UNESCO, after Washington accused it of anti-Israeli bias. The withdrawal of the United States, which is meant to provide a fifth of UNESCO’s funding, […]

Trump puts Israel first with UNESCO withdrawal

Ali Abunimah Power Suits 12 October 2017 Israel has tried to use UNESCO to legitimize its colonization of Palestinian heritage sites in the occupied West Bank, including Hebron’s Ibrahimi mosque. APA images Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy was on full display Thursday when the State Department announced that the United States is withdrawing from […]

USA and Israel quit UNESCO over alleged anti-Israeli bias

nsnbc : The United States and Israel have both withdrawn from the UN Science, Culture and Education Agency UNESCO after accusing it of having […]

U.S. and israel unable to live with the standards required in membership of UNESCO

U.S., Israel to Pull Out of U.N. Agency Over Alleged Bias The United Nations flag. (Makaristos / Wikimedia Commons) Editor’s note: Shortly after the U.S. announced it was pulling out of UNESCO, Israel announced it would join the U.S. in leaving the agency. PARIS—The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.’s […]

“The Wars Of The Jews”, Part II – Israel presents replica Arch of Titus to UNESCO

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Israel charges UNESCO with ‘Fake history’

“This irrelevant organization promotes FAKE HISTORY”, wrote Israel’s Foreign ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon two days ago concerning UNESCO, after the latter voted on a resolution to include Al-Khalil (Hebron) and the Al-Ibrahimi mosque (Tomb of Patriarchs) as Palestinian World Heritage sites.   The blast from Israeli officials didn’t stop there. Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman called the organization […]

US, Israel Furious Over UNESCO Heritage Designation

Israeli police stand guard on the site known to Muslims as the Ibrahimi Mosque and to Jews as the Tomb of the Patriarchs in the Palestinian city of Hebron. (AP Photo) Both the US and Israel are reacting with outrage today and threatening to defund UNESCO, following the international body’s recognition that the Tomb of Patriarchs, […]

Israel slams UNESCO World Heritage decision on Hebron as Palestinians celebrate 12-3 vote in favor

The UN Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) voted 12 to three on Friday to recognize Hebron’s Old City and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as a World Heritage Site, with six countries abstaining — a move acclaimed by Palestinian officials and slammed by their Israeli and American counterparts. The committee simultaneously added Hebron to […]

Israel furious as UNESCO rebuffs its claim to Hebron

Charlotte Silver Rights and Accountability 7 July 2017 Israel tries to use Jewish reverence for the Ibrahimi mosque in Hebron as a pretext to claim sovereignty over the occupied West Bank city. Najeh Hashlamoun APA images Israel has reacted with rage after the United Nations cultural organization UNESCO passed two resolutions recognizing Hebron’s Old City […]

Netanyahu Slams ‘Delusional’ UNESCO Vote on Al-Khalil (Hebron)

July 7, 2017 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday slammed a UNESCO vote declaring the Old City ofAl-Khalil (Hebron) Netanyahu Slams ‘Delusional’ UNESCO Vote on Al-Khalil (Hebron)Hebron an endangered world heritage site, calling it a “delusional decision”. “It is another delusional decision by UNESCO,” Netanyahu said in a Hebrew video posted online. “This time […]

UNESCO vote on Jerusalem enrages occupying power

Charlotte Silver Rights and Accountability 4 May 2017 A Palestinian woman gestures towards cracks in a wall at her home in the Old City of Jerusalem, caused by excavations carried out by Israeli occupation authorities, endangering homes in the area. Saeed Qaq APA images Israel will withhold another $1 million to the United Nations in […]

Israel cuts $1m in aid for UNESCO over Jerusalem resolution

Israel said on Wednesday it will cut back $1 million in aid for UNESCO in response to a recent resolution which is critical of Israeli policy in Jerusalem. The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, who announced the decision at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, said he had ordered the foreign ministry to immediately implement the order. Meanwhile, […]

UNESCO: ‘Jerusalem is an occupied city’

Executive board of UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Tuesday passed a resolution describing Jerusalem an “occupied” city. UNESCO adopted the resolution with 22 member states voting in favour, ten voting against and 23 abstaining. The resolution states that Jerusalem’s Old City is “entirely Palestinian” and stresses its historical “Muslim and Christian” heritage. […]

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