Israel on Monday announced it was cancelling a United Nations delegation scheduled to begin an investigative mission in Jerusalem's Old City, due to Palestinian "politicisation" of the mission.
The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), a consultative body to UNESCO, told the Japanese government that the almost perfectly conical Fuji is appropriate for registering as a World Heritage site, the agency for cultural affairs said.
United Nations officials today mourned the passing of Stéphane Hessel, a former member of the French Resistance, writer and “one of the great champions of human rights,” who died overnight at the age of 95.
The President of France, François Hollande, will receive the United Nations cultural agency’s peace prize this year for his “valuable contribution to peace and stability in Africa,”.
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today expressed deep sadness over news of the death of Indian artist and writer Madanjeet Singh, a strong advocate for tolerance and non-violence who passed away on Sunday.
The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denouced the murder of a Russian journalist in Russia’s North Caucasus region and urged authorities to do their utmost to bring his killers to justice.
The United Nations agency tasked with conserving and promoting humanity’s cultural heritage today announced move to appoint renowned Panamanian pianist and jazz composer Danilo Pérez as an Artist for Peace for his efforts to promote music programmes for children living in extreme poverty in his country.
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova, today named British entrepreneur and philanthropist Nasser David Khalili as the agency’s newest Goodwill Ambassador for the promotion of peace among nations through culture and education.
Top officials of the United Nations said today that education could tackle the roots of conflict by promoting an understanding of common humanity, as they opened a day-long General Assembly forum on the promulgation of a ‘culture of peace’ at the Organization’s headquarters in New York.
A celebrated Ivorian musician, A’salfo, is to become a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador in recognition of his promotion of youth empowerment and social justice, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today.