Showing posts with label Unesco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Unesco. Show all posts

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shared Values: UNESCO regrets US decision to withdraw from organization

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) regrets the United States’ decision to withdraw from the organization, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said in a statement.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

„Beleidigend für Weltgemeinschaft“ - Athen empört über Islamgebet in Hagia Sophia

Hagia-Sophia-Kathedrale, die als historisches Museum gilt und weltlichen Charakter hat, ist am Mittwoch ein islamischer Gottesdienst, Namas, und eine Koran-Verlesung abgehalten worden, berichtet das Portal „Russian Athens“.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

UNESCO adopts controversial resolution on Jerusalem holy sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday adopted a controversial resolution challenging Jewish ties to Jerusalem holy sites, on the heels of a surprise announcement by Mexico that it would seek a re-vote in order to change its position.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

UNESCO unanimously adopts Russian draft resolution on Palmyra restoration

The Executive Council of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has unanimously adopted a Russian-drafted resolution on the role of UNESCO in restoring and preserving the ancient city of Palmyra and other Syrian heritage sites.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Russian military to take part in demining in Palmyra — Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has promised that the Russian contingent in Syria will take part in demining works in Palmyra, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Sunday after Putin’s telephone conversation with UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova.

Friday, March 11, 2016

UNESCO delivers 7 tons of materials for preserving Syrian monuments

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) offered seven tons of materials used for preserving and repairing antiquities to employees in the General Directorate of Antiquities and Museums.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Extremists ‘terrified of history,’ UNESCO chief says, deploring destruction of Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

 UN, 5 October 2015 – Extremists will “never be able to erase history,” the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, said today, condemning the destruction of the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Syria: UNESCO chief condemns destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple

UN, 24 August 2015 – Extremists “cannot silence history,” the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra’s ancient temple of Baalshamin, in Syria, a World Heritage site.

ISIS blows up ancient temple in Syria’s Palmyra

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants on Sunday blew up the ancient temple of Baal Shamin in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, the country’s antiquities chief told AFP.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

ISIS destroys mausoleums in Syria’s Palmyra

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) destroyed two ancient Muslim mausoleums in the historic Syrian city of Palmyra, the country's antiquities director said Tuesday, according to Agence France-Presse.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Nepal reopens World Heritage sites 7 weeks after quake

Nepal on Monday announced the reopening of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley, seven weeks after a deadly quake that killed 8,787 people and damaged hundreds of cultural monuments and some key trekking trails in the country where tourism employs about a million people.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Air strike devastates UNESCO heritage site in Sanaa

An air strike in Yemen on Friday turned large parts of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Sanaa into rubble, destroying at least three main buildings in the heart of the Old City.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Syria army pushes IS back from ancient Palmyra

Syrian troops pushed Islamic State group jihadists back from the ancient city of Palmyra on Sunday, easing fears over the world heritage site, after fighting that left hundreds dead.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Syrian official warns of 'barbaric' IS attack on Palmyra's ruins

A Syrian official called on the international community to work on finding solutions to stop the "barbaric" attack by the Islamic State (IS) militants against the ancient city of Palmyra, warning of a catastrophe if the terror group succeeded in grabbing it.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Syria sends reinforcements as ISIS closes on ancient city

Syria's army dispatched reinforcements to Palmyra in a bid to push back jihadis who advanced Friday to within touching distance of the ancient city, officials and a monitor said.

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