Development
New York: Education is an “essential pillar” to achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN chief António Guterres told an audience on Tuesday at the Paris headquarters of UNESCO, the UN Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization, ahead of the agency’s General Conference. more
UNESCO food and culture forum dishes up fresh serving of SDGs

Strengthening cultural heritage and culture-related food practices boosts social inclusion, economic development and well-being, the UN’s deputy culture chief told participants at t ...

UNESCO lists wrestling, reggae and raiho-shin rituals as global treasures to be preserved

New York,  From Jamaican reggae to Georgian wrestling and Japanese rituals, the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, added six new elements to its list of "intangible heritage" for ...

Killing of journalists ‘outrageous’ and should not be ‘new normal’

New York,The killing of journalists around the world for doing their job is “outrageous” and should not become the “new normal” according to UN Secretary-General A ...

Artificial Intelligence: a danger to mankind, or the key to a better world?

New York: Siri, Alexa and Cortana are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (or A.I.), which is playing an increasingly pervasive role in our lives.

To cultivate art and mind is also to cultivate peace, UNESCO chief says on World Poetry Day

New York: Not merely limited to beautiful and poignant words and phrases, poetry holds the extraordinary power to open new horizons, bridge differences and illuminate a path to peace and ...

Both radio and sports can help people achieve their potential, says UN on World Radio Day

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): In an era of dramatic advances in communications, radio retains its power to entertain, educate, inform and inspire, United Nations Secretary-General Antóni ...

UNESCO chief 'deeply regrets Israel's decision to withdraw from agency

New York, Dec 30(Just Earth News):  The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced “deep regret” on Thursday over Israel ...

Israel to formally announce withdrawal from UNESCO, lauds Guatemala for Jerusalem move

Jerusalem: In a major development after UN General Assembly recently rejected the US declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Jewish state has decided to formally ...

‘Discrimination against one is discrimination against all,’ says UNESCO on Day for Tolerance

New York, Nov 17(Just Earth News): Marking the International Day for Tolerance, the head of the United Nations cultural agency underscored how tolerance must be nurtured to celebrate the ...