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Naples pizza twirling wins Unesco 'intangible' status

Naples pizza twirling wins Unesco 'intangible' status

The art of 'pizzaiuolo' -- which has been handed down for generations in the southern Italian city -- was given the nod by the UN cultural body's World Heritage Committee, who met on the South Korean island of Jeju.

Unesco vote proved Qatar's international standing

Unesco vote proved Qatar's international standing

The final round of elections held on Friday by the Executive Council of Unesco for the post of Director-General of the world body ended with the victory of the French candidate Audrey Azoulay over Qatar's candidate HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari.

France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election

France's Azoulay wins UNESCO director general election

The United Nations' cultural agency has selected France's Audrey Azoulay as its new director general, two diplomatic sources said on Friday.

Al-Kuwari in final round of Unesco election

Al-Kuwari in final round of Unesco election

Al-Kuwari got 22 votes in the fourth round ahead of French and Egyptian candidates, who received 18 votes each.

US withdraws from Unesco over 'anti-Israel bias'

US withdraws from Unesco over 'anti-Israel bias'

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Washington would establish an "observer mission" to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency.

Qatar candidate in the lead to head Unesco

Qatar candidate in the lead to head Unesco

Qatar’s candidate HE Dr Hamad bin Abdulaziz al-Kuwari came out ahead in Monday's first-round vote for the new director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) ...

Unesco executive board elects new chief on Monday

Unesco executive board elects new chief on Monday

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) headquarters in Paris will see on Monday the election for the organisation's 11th director-general ...

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid

Interpol approves Palestinian membership bid

Interpol approved the Palestinian application along with a bid by the Solomon Islands during its annual general assembly in Beijing.

Qatar Foundation hosts Unesco delegation

Qatar Foundation hosts Unesco delegation

HE Sheikha Hind bint Hamad al-Thani, vice chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), and Omran Hamad al-Kuwari, executive director, CEO Office, QF, welcomed a delegation from Unesco to Education City.

No visitors allowed on Japan's men-only Unesco island

No visitors allowed on Japan's men-only Unesco island

Visitors will not be allowed to set foot on a men-only Unesco World Heritage island in Japan from next year, an official said on Saturday.

Unesco working with Qatar on sustainable development goals

Unesco working with Qatar on sustainable development goals

The United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organisation (Unesco) Office in Doha is continuously working with all the ministries in Qatar to implement the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Unesco coding meet to foster youth creativity and entrepreneurship

Unesco coding meet to foster youth creativity and entrepreneurship

Youth in Qatar will have the opportunity to learn and further enhance their skills in developing mobile applications (apps) at a ‘YouthMobile Coding’ workshop scheduled next month, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) has announced.