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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
October 09, 2015
UNESCO: Most nations fail gender parity goal for education
More than half of the world's countries have failed to achieve gender parity in education for girls in primary and secondary ...
September 23, 2015
Racing against militant threat to document Syria's heritage
Scientists are slipping 3-D cameras into Syria to local activists and residents to scan antiquities. A U.S.-funded project ...
September 01, 2015
UNESCO chief: IS destruction of Syrian temple 'intolerable'
Islamic State militants in Syria committed an "intolerable crime against civilization" by destroying the Temple of Bel, one ...
August 31, 2015
UN: Satellite images show Temple of Bel in Syria "destroyed"
A satellite image on Monday shows that the main building of the ancient Temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra has been ...
August 21, 2015
UNESCO chief: IS systematically destroying heritage sites
Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are engaged in the "most brutal, systematic" destruction of ancient sites since ...
August 21, 2015
IS destroying heritage in Syria and Iraq
The Islamic State group's demolition of the St. Elian Monastery in the central Syrian province of Homs is the latest in a ...
July 19, 2015
Timbuktu's mausoleums restored years after destruction
Fourteen mausoleums in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu that were destroyed by Islamic extremists have been restored by the ...
July 14, 2015
UNESCO says Madagascar pirate treasure claim is false
The account of an American underwater explorer who says he found a silver ingot that belonged to 17th century pirate Captain ...
July 07, 2015
Israel: UNESCO 'ignores' Jewish, Christian ties to Jerusalem
Israel is criticizing a looming decision on Jerusalem by the U.N.'s cultural agency, saying it ignores Jewish and Christian ...
July 06, 2015
Heritage title for Japan industry sites draws mixed reaction
Japanese officials Monday celebrated the U.N. cultural body's approval of world heritage status for 23 historic sites showing ...
June 30, 2015
Japan's UNESCO heritage bid draws ire over past labor abuse
Of countless ghostly abandoned factories and mines in Japan, this fortress island near Nagasaki is among the most notorious.
June 24, 2015
Treasure hunter roils the waters as he makes new finds
Barry Clifford brought up the heavy silver ingot from the bottom of a bay as the president of Madagascar waited to receive it
June 12, 2015
Airstrikes destroy part of Yemen's UNESCO heritage site
Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen destroyed historic houses on Friday in the center of ...
May 21, 2015
Islamic State in control of Palmyra ruins, activists say
Islamic State militants overran the famed archaeological site at Palmyra early on Thursday, just hours after seizing the ...
May 15, 2015
UNESCO chief alarmed by clashes near Syria's ancient Palmyra
The U.N. cultural agency expressed alarm Friday over clashes between Islamic State militants and Syrian government forces ...
May 14, 2015
UNESCO to investigate pirate treasure hunt in Madagascar
The United Nations is sending experts to Madagascar to assess a claim by underwater explorers that they had found treasure ...