Showing posts with label UNESCO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label UNESCO. Show all posts

Saturday, December 30, 2017

UNESCO chief regrets Israel's withdrawal

UNESCO
Audrey Azoulay, director general of Paris-based UNESCO on Friday regretted Israel's move to quit the UN education and culture body, noting the necessity to dialogue to bridge gap among member states.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Lavrov slams "pressure" on UNESCO bogging down restoration of Palmyra, Aleppo

UNESCO bogging down restoration of Palmyra, Aleppo
Restoring monuments that were ruthlessly decimated by terrorists in the Syrian cities of Palmyra and Aleppo, has gotten stalled due to pressure being exerted on the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday at a session of the country’s Commission for UNESCO.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

UNESCO ratifies resolution calling Israel 'occupying power' in Jerusalem

The executive board of the UN's cultural agency ratified Friday a resolution that identifies Israel as "the occupying power" in Jerusalem and calls on it to rescind any move changing the city's "character and status."

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mexico triggers re-vote on contentious UNESCO Jerusalem resolution

A controversial resolution passed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) last week denying Jewish connections Jerusalem holy sites is set to be revisited after Mexico announced it was seeking to change its vote.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Netanyahu Questions French "Impartiality", Says UNESCO Vote "Scandalous"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he told the French foreign minister that Paris's support of a UNESCO resolution on Al-Quds cast doubt on the impartiality of a peace initiative it is promoting.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Kosovo More Important Neighbor for FYROM (***), Montenegro Than Serbia - PM

The nearest Serbia's neighbors FYROM (***) and Montenegro have shown, by voting in favor of Kosovo's accession to UNESCO, that Pristina is more important for them than Belgrade, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said Monday.

Monday, November 9, 2015

UNESCO General Conference rejects membership for Kosovo

The General Conference of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has rejected on Monday the bid for membership of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo. According to the latest data, Kosovo fell short of collecting 95 votes required for joining the international organization.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Russia says air force hit Palmyra region in Syria

Russia's air force has struck the area around the Islamic State-held ancient city of Palmyra, the defence ministry said Monday, as Moscow pressed on with its bombing campaign in Syria.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Morning prayer held before Hagia Sophia to demand re-conversion into mosque

A group of devout Muslims from across Turkey prayed before the city’s historic Hagia Sophia on the 562nd anniversary of the Turkish conquest of Istanbul, demanding that the site be turned back into a mosque.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Islamic State militants close in on Syria's historic Palmyra

Islamic State group militants advanced on the Syrian city of Palmyra on Thursday, raising fears that the UNESCO world heritage site faces imminent destruction at the hands of the same jihadists who destroyed ancient Iraqi artefacts earlier this year.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

ISIL/ISIS fighters destroy another world heritage Iraqi site

Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have bulldozed the ancient city of Hatra, Iraqi officials say.

In a statement posted on its website on Saturday, the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities quoted media outlets about the "looting and destruction of the ruins of the anciety city of Hatra."

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