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UNESCO meets to expand World Heritage

UN cultural agency UNESCO will gather in Istanbul on Sunday to review candidates to join its prestigious World Heritage List, ranging from 350-million-year old fossils to works by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.

Deutsche Welle

UNESCO recommends Kosovo membership despite Serbian disapproval

Kosovo could become the next UNESCO member. The UN cultural body has indicated its support, despite hostility from Serbia. The tiny Balkan country is home to four World Heritage sites. In a 27 to 14 vote on Wednesday (21.10.2015), UNESCO’s executive committee recommended that Kosovo join its ranks. Fourteen member states abstained from voting. The …

Deutsche Welle

Japan furious at UNESCO listing Nanjing Massacre documents

Japan may halt funding for UNESCO over the organization’s decision to include documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in the latest listing for its “Memory of the World” program. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo. The campaign for Japan to “act decisively” in its dispute with the United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) …

Deutsche Welle

Cultural treasures are also victims of war

The “Islamic State” militant group recently smashed several art pieces at the Palmyra UNESCO World Heritage site, in the Syrian city of that name. Even more brutally, they beheaded 82-year-old Khaled Al-Assad, one of Syria’s most respected archaeologists, who had been the keeper of Palmyra for more than 50 years. In Yemen, the damage to three out of …

Cesar Chelala