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“All of UN” approach needed to stop destruction and smuggling of...

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The United Nations Security Council this week focused its attention on global efforts to stop the traffic in and destruction of cultural...

Hold states accountable for education shortfalls – UNESCO

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Governments must be held accountable for African countries' slow progress on global education goals as under-performing schools and teachers are usually victims...

Conflict in two African countries places World Heritage Sites in danger

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Sites recognised as being of international importance to world heritage in two African states are in danger the UN Educational, Scientific and...

Suspected Islamist rebel accused of Timbuktu destruction appears at ICC

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A suspected Islamist rebel accused of destroying ancient monuments in Mali's Timbuktu appeared before the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, the first...

Masons rebuild Timbuktu tombs after militant destruction

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Malian masons have rebuilt eight mausoleums destroyed by Islamist militants that took over the desert city of Timbuktu in 2012, the United...

UNESCO suspends new programmes after U.S. funding cut

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The United Nations' cultural agency has suspended new programs in response to the US decision to cut off funding after UNESCO granted...

Palestinians granted full membership in UNESCO

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The United Nations' cultural agency granted the Palestinians full membership a step forward in their long-running efforts to achieve recognition before the...

Palestinians to push heritage agenda at UNESCO

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The Palestinians will seek World Heritage status for the birthplace of Jesus once the U.N. cultural agency admits them as a full...

UNESCO meeting debates Palestinian membership and greater focus on Africa

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The Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has concluded its latest session during which it debated...

UN-backed tsunami warning system for the Mediterranean passes first test

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The first test of the communication network of the United Nations-backed tsunami early warning system for the North-eastern Atlantic and the Mediterranean...

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SA’s top soldier right on decline upon a decline in the SANDF

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South Africa’s senior soldier – SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief – General Rudzani Maphwanya has it spot on in that the decline upon...