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Thirty per cent of Aleppo's Old City destroyed, UNESCO says

Thirty per cent of the Old City of Aleppo has been destroyed and 60 per cent significantly damaged amid the ongoing conflict there, UNESCO said Friday.

"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 projects at the session of the UNESCO Inter-governmental Committee for Intangible Heritage held in Adis Abeba, Ethiopia, on 28 November

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) said Thursday.

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 Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said Tuesday.

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 World Heritage Sites, stressing that it was doing its best to reduce visitor pressure on Plitvice and remove UNESCO's objections.

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 Crimes against Journalists.

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 UN body in a month.

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 erase Jewish ties to a key Jerusalem holy site.

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 to deny Jewish ties to a key Jerusalem holy site.

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 "Memory of the World" programme, according to local media.

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 Context."

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 trial for war crimes at The Hague.

301st edition of Sinjska Alka lancing tournament to be held Sunday

The 301st edition of the lancing tournament in the southern Croatian town of Sinj is scheduled to be held on Sunday.

12 people dead; national parks flooded in India's Assam

The official death toll rose to 12 Thursday as devastating floods spread to more than 3,000 villages in India's north-eastern Assam state.

Plitvice Lakes could be placed on World Heritage in Danger list

Croatia will more than likely have to request the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to convene the World Heritage Committee to conduct the process of Reactive Monitoring to determine whether conditions exist to remove the Plitvice Lakes from the World Heritage List to the World Heritage in Danger List which would be a national disaster, the nature park's management has reported.

28 "Stecci" necropolises added to UNESCO World Heritage List

The UNESCO World Heritage Centre on Friday adopted a decision at its meeting in Istanbul to inscribe Stecci on the World Heritage List that were nominated jointly by Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Montenegro, the Bosnian Ministry of Civil Affairs has reported.

World Heritage Committee sceptical about Palmyra's 3D replicas

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee is sceptical about plans to rebuild the ancient site of Palmyra with a three-dimensional facsimile after parts of it were destroyed in the Syrian civil war.

Several hundred people jump into Drava as part of Big Jump campaign

Several hundred people jumped into the River Drava near the northwestern town of Varazdin at 3pm on Sunday as part of the Big Jump campaign, joining thousands of Europeans who did the same throughout the continent to show that they cared for their rivers and lakes.

UNESCO: Significant damage to ancient Palmyra, but integrity intact

Important parts of the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria, were demolished by the Islamic State militant group but the site still retains "a large part of its integrity," experts from UNESCO said Wednesday.

Russia to help Syria rebuild ancient city of Palmyra, retaken from IS

Russia reaffirmed on Monday that it will help rebuild ancient sites in the Syrian city of Palmyra, recaptured by Syrian state forces last week from the terrorist group Islamic State.

Croatian winemakers attend Belgrade fair

Ten Croatian companies, including eight wineries and two manufacturers of winery and viticulture equipment, are attending the BEOWINE international wine fair in Belgrade on February 18-21, the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (HGK), which organised the Croatian presentation, said on Sunday.

Croatian beech forests to be nominated for UNESCO protection

To support the nomination, Croatia has included particularly valuable areas of beech tree forests in the Northern Velebit and Paklenica national parks covering 3,233 hectares, the ministry reported.

Medvedev to visit Belgrade in early 2016

Vucic thanked Russia for its support to Serbia in UNESCO and the UN regarding Kosovo, and he particularly thanked Lavrov, saying that he "supports Serbia's independence and sovereignty in every institution."

Papuk enters list of UNESCO Global Geoparks

Croatia's Environment Protection Minister Mihael Zmajlovic  has said that the award will help the promotion of the Papuk Nature park.