New UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay has rebuked the U.S. for its decision to withdraw from the U.N. cultural body for alleged anti-Israel bias and says America is "affected by everything" the agency does.
By Thomas Adamson, Associated Press
The United States said Thursday it is pulling out of the U.N.'s educational, scientific and cultural agency because of what Washington sees as its anti-Israel bias and need for "fundamental reform." Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel plans to…
By Matthew Lee, Thomas Adamson, Associated Press
A new agreement lays the groundwork for the U.S. to impose import restrictions on Egyptian archaeological items to reduce the incentive to traffic antiquities.
By Sandy Petrykowski
UNESCO wants to expand its list of Word Heritage Sites to include ecosystems within the depths of the open ocean.
By Harry Zahn
The massive earthquake that rocked Nepal a year ago killed thousands and displaced many more, but it also left an indelible mark on the nation’s cultural heritage, destroying centuries-old temples and monuments. As rebuilding efforts begin, conflicts are surfacing between…
By Andrew Mach
Five new sites around the world, including the San Antonio Missions in Texas, were awarded UNESCO World Heritage status on Sunday, officials of the United Nation’s cultural and educational body announced during their annual meeting.
By Rebecca Lee
Australia will widen curbs on shipping around the Great Barrier Reef in an effort to protect the endangered coral system, the government said Saturday.
By Laura Santhanam
Alongside the feverish push to deliver medical aid and supplies to earthquake-ravaged Kathmandu is another smaller, but nonetheless important effort: protecting Nepal’s most precious temples and monuments from further damage.
By Larisa Epatko
It’s no mystery that Nepal -- precariously perched atop two shifting geologic plates -- is vulnerable to earthquakes. For the past decade, Nepal was working on preparing for the next big one. But it couldn't get all of its systems…
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