UNESCO

"The House of Batana" in Rovinj added to UNESCO list

The project of the preservation of intangible heritage of Rovinj through the Ecomuseum Casa Della Batana has been added to the UNESCO list of the world's best intangible heritage conservation...

Falconry, yoga added to world intangible cultural heritage list

Falconry and yoga are among a number of pursuits that have been added to a list of the world's intangible cultural heritage, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (...

UNESCO adds Belgian beer and rumba to heritage list

Belgian beer culture, Cuba’s rumba and China’s ancient calendar of 24 solar terms have been added to the official world cultural heritage list, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...

Ministry: Reports about Plitvice Lakes National Park's removal from UNESCO list unfounded

The Croatian Environmental Protection and Energy Ministry on Friday dismissed as unfounded media reports that the Plitvice National Park faced the risk of being removed from the list of UNESCO ...

One journalist killed every five days, UNESCO report says

One journalist is being killed every five days as a result of their work, according to figures released in a UNESCO report on Wednesday, coinciding with the International Day to End Impunity for...

Israel thankful to Croatia and Tanzania for softened UNESCO resolution

The Jerusalem Post on Thursday published an article on how Israel managed to get a toned-down resolution which UNESCO adopted on the Temple Mount and on a role of Croatia and Tanzania in the vote...

World Heritage Committee adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Wednesday voted to approve a resolution criticized by Israel as ignoring Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem, the second such decision approved by the...

UNESCO adopts controversial resolution despite Israeli objections

UNESCO formally adopted a controversial resolution on Tuesday that Israel says seeks to erase Jewish ties to a key Jerusalem holy site, according to a spokeswoman for the UN body.

Israel to consider resuming UNESCO ties if resolution vote cancelled

Israel's education minister on Tuesday said he would "consider resuming professional ties" with UNESCO if the organization decides to cancel a vote on a draft resolution that Israel says seeks to...

Israel in UNESCO row about Jerusalem, as UN to discuss settlements

Israel's education minister on Friday ordered the suspension of "all professional activities" with UNESCO, after the organization moved a draft resolution the day before, which Israel says seeks...

Japan stops paying UNESCO in protest over Nanjing Massacre files

Japan said Friday it was withholding financial contributions to UNESCO to express its outrage with the UN cultural body for listing Chinese documents relating to the 1937 Nanjing Massacre in its "...

Israel enraged after UNESCO text disputes Judaism link to holy sites

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decried UNESCO's decision on Thursday to adopt a resolution that disputes the link between Judaism and several hot-spot holy sites in Jerusalem.

Croatian MEP organises conference on Dubrovnik in EP

Croatian member of the European Parliament Dubravka Suica organised a conference in Brussels on Wednesday entitled "Dubrovnik: Valorisation of Croatian Intangible Cultural Heritage in the European...

Turkey halts Austrian archaeological dig over tensions with Vienna

Turkish authorities have halted an Austrian archaeological dig in western Turkey due to diplomatic tensions between the two countries, the Hurriyet newspaper reported on Monday.

Trial over destruction of Timbuktu mausoleums to be first of its kind

The destruction of several ancient mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu by rebel groups in 2012 caused worldwide outcry. Now, the suspected planner - an Islamist insurgent - will stand...