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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.

Chad cave paintings at world heritage site defaced

Chad cave paintings at world heritage site defaced

Cave paintings at a UNESCO world heritage site in Chad have been defaced by unknown vandals, the central African nation's culture minister told AFP on Sunday.

Australia boosts spending to keep Reef off 'danger' list

Australia boosts spending to keep Reef off 'danger' list

Australia will spend A$1.3bn ($965.3mn) in the next five years to improve the water quality and wellbeing of the Great Barrier Reef to prevent the World Heritage Site being placed on the United Nations "in danger" list.

Qatar hikes contribution to Unesco

Qatar hikes contribution to Unesco

Qatar Fund for Development (QFD) signed a grant agreement to support the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) Regional Office in Doha.

9 year jail for wrecking holy shrines in Timbuktu

9 year jail for wrecking holy shrines in Timbuktu

War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction of cultural heritage.

Le Corbusier buildings named world heritage sites

Le Corbusier buildings named world heritage sites

Seventeen buildings designed by Swiss-French architecture pioneer Le Corbusier have become Unesco world heritage sites, the Swiss government said on Sunday, opening up the chance of more funding for conservation.

Mass coral bleaching casts shadow over future of Great Barrier Reef

Mass coral bleaching casts shadow over future of Great Barrier Reef

Mass coral bleaching has destroyed at least 35% of the northern and central Great Barrier Reef, Australian scientists said on Monday, a major blow to the World Heritage Site.

WISE winner calls for more investment in education

WISE winner calls for more investment in education

WISE Prize for Education Laureate Dr Sakena Yacoobi has called for more social investment in education “as the only path to peace, prosperity, and moderation in troubled regions.”

Unesco support for reconstruction

Unesco support for reconstruction

Irina Bokova, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) director general...

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Industry threatens nearly half of natural heritage sites: WWF

Almost half of all natural World Heritage Sites, including the Great Barrier Reef and Machu Picchu, are threatened by industrial activities such as mining, oil exploration and illegal logging ...