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  • Teachers’ salaries crux of problems in Pakistan: Unesco

    ISLAMABAD: Low quality learning outcomes around the world are often blamed on teachers, however, in Pakistan the level of teacher salaries has been identified as the crux of educational problems, according to a report released by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco)...

    The Global Education Monitoring Report 2017-18 released by Unesco on Tuesday claimed that Pakistan used test scores as part of...

  • Pakistan re-elected to the Unesco Executive Board

    ISLAMABAD/NEW YORK: Pakistan on Thursday was re-elected to the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco)...

    "The Unesco vote is a firm endorsement of the positive contribution made by Pakistan in promoting greater intercultural understanding through scientific, educational and social linkages," Pakistan's Foreign Office said in a statement...

  • Pakistan proposes 8 world heritage sites to Unesco

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan will push for Unesco to include another eight sites, that are of universal value, in its lost of world heritage sites...

    “These sites are of national and cultural universal importance, and will attract tourists from across borders – that will help Pakistan generate income and improve its soft image,” Ministry of Heritage Joint Secretary Mirza Mashood Ahmed said at the closely ceremony of a workshop on the Tentative...

  • US pulls out of Unesco over ‘anti-Israel’ bias

    Irina Bokova, Unesco’s outgoing director-general, said she “deeply regrets” the decision and is convinced that “Unesco has never been so important for the US, or the US for Unesco” given the rise of what she called violent extremism and terrorism in the world...

    ”In 2011 when Unesco members granted Palestine full membership of the body, despite opposition from its ally Israel, the US stopped paying into Unesco but did not officially...

  • Arab standoff looms over Unesco leadership vote

    The politically charged campaign to succeed the UN's Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (Unesco) outgoing chief Irina Bokova was overshadowed by Washington's announcement on Thursday that it planned to withdraw from the body after years of tensions over decisions seen as critical of Israel...

    “Now more than ever Unesco needs a project...

  • Former French minister elected Unesco chief

    PARIS: Former French culture minister Audrey Azoulay was selected to head the embattled UN cultural agency Unesco after defeating her Qatari rival by only two votes in a cliff-hanger on Friday...

    Azoulay declared her last-minute candidacy to lead Unesco in March, saying that “France was perfectly legitimate on the subject of culture, education and sciences”...

  • Air strikes destroy part of Yemen’s Unesco heritage site

    SANAA: Saudi-led air strikes targeting Shia rebels and their allies in Yemen destroyed historic houses on Friday in the centre of the capital, Sanaa, a Unesco world heritage site...

    Unesco’s director general condemned the attack that targeted “the world’s oldest jewels of Islamic urban landscape” and expressing sorrow for the loss of lives...

  • Unesco awards press freedom prize to jailed Syrian journalist

    “I call on the Syrian authorities for his and his colleagues’ release,” Unesco director general Irina Bokova said at a ceremony held in Latvia to mark World Press Freedom Day, echoing repeated calls by rights groups, press organisations and the United Nations...

    Unesco awarded its prize to Darwish “in recognition of the work that he has carried out in Syria for more than 10 years at great personal sacrifice, enduring a travel ban,...

  • Fire destroys buildings in Saudi Unesco heritage site

    A fire destroyed three buildings in a traditional section of Jeddah, listed as a Unesco world heritage site, the Saudi civil defence said on Wednesday...

    Jeddah, Saudi Arabia's second largest city after the capital Riyadh, is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site...

  • Punjab University professor wins Unesco prize

    ISLAMABAD: Prof Shahida Hasnain of Punjab University has been named laureate of the Unesco Carlos J...

    Prof Hasnain and Dr Saha will receive the prize in Paris on Nov 6 during Unesco’s annual conference to be attended by its 195 member countries from Oct 30 to Nov 14...

  • Unesco heritage status pursued for haiku

    Lovers of this form of poetry have now launched a campaign aiming to help get this Japanese tradition added to Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list...

    In January, four domestic haiku organisations held a joint press conference to announce that a council would be established in April to help the poetic form get registered on Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list...

  • ‘Unesco concerned over Orange Line threat to Shalimar Gardens’

    ISLAMABAD: Human rights activist Asma Jahangir on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) had expressed concern that the Orange Line Metro Train could pose a threat to the Shalimar Gardens, a world heritage site...

    “[Unesco’s] World Heritage Committee, in its 40th session in 2016, had expressed serious concern about the development of the Orange Line and had...

  • Palestinians, Israelis square off on Unesco vote on Hebron

    Unesco’s World Heritage Committee is expected to vote on Friday (today) on a resolution brought by the Palestinians declaring Hebron’s Old City, including where the settlers live, an area of outstanding universal value...

    Hebron claims to be one of the oldest cities in the world, dating from the chalcolithic period or more than 3,000 years BC, the Unesco resolution said...

  • Unesco puts Hebron on endangered list, angers Israel

    WARSAW: Unesco on Friday declared the Old City of Hebron an endangered world heritage site, sparking outrage from Israel in a new spat with the Palestinians at the international body...

    “Just inscribed on @UNESCO #WorldHeritage List & World Heritage in Danger List: Hebron/Al-Khalil Old Town,” the organisation said on its official Twitter feed...

  • New heritage sites named by Unesco

    WARSAW: Britain’s Lake District, an area of wild beauty that beguiled poets and artists from William Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter, was named on Sunday as a World Heritage site by Unesco...

    Unesco’s heritage committee considered 33 sites for the prestigious status at its annual gathering in Poland this weekend...

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