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UNESCO adds two new Middle Eastern sites on its Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced on Saturday adding seven new cultural sites on its World Heritage List, whereby two of them are located in Oman and Saudi Arabia. The announcement came through during the 42nd session of the committee, an annual meeting the World Heritage committee holds. This year, the …

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Egypt becomes first Arab country to chair UNESCO subcommittee of 1970 cultural property treaty

Egypt was unanimously selected on Friday to be the head of UNESCO’s subcommittee, the 1970 Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export, and Transport of Ownership of Cultural Property, which is an international treaty, according to state-owned EgyNews. The selection makes Egypt the first Middle Eastern country to head the committee …

Daily News Egypt

Serving growing need for higher education

The demand for higher education around the world is growing. By 2030, according to UNESCO, the number of enrolled students is expected to more than double to over 414 million. Serving that population and others requires extraordinary energy and imagination, strategic thinking, and innovation. The need for quality higher education is especially important in the …

Libraries’ closure, NGO Law cited against Egypt’s candidacy in UNESCO: Khattab 

In her first televised interview following elections, Egypt’s former candidate for UNESCO’s top post, Moushira Khattab, addressed several reasons that hindered her victory, asserting the integrity of her campaign, and urging the state to reconsider its stance regarding current policies. Khattab has indicated in her statements there was other factors that impacted Egypt’s position in …

Sarah El-Sheikh