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UN cultural agency selects France's Azoulay as new chief

France edged out Qatar in 30 to 28 vote.

US pulls out of UNESCO, citing 'anti-Israel' bias

In May this year, Israel was infuriated by a resolution identifying Israel as 'the occupying power' in the divided ...

Vietnam puts forward candidate as UNESCO seeks new leader to revive fortunes

Whoever wins out of the seven candidates will have to restore the relevance of a cash-trapped agency hobbled by regional rivalries.
October 09, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

UNESCO Vietnam snaps back after culture ministry dismiss titles as ‘illegal’

The ministry claims that in some cases, money is being exchanged for cultural recognition.
September 12, 2017 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Bolivia seeks UNESCO status for Sucre's massive wall of dinosaur prints

Authorities in Bolivia are seeking UNESCO heritage status for a 100-meter wall (328-foot) that features thousands of prints from a variety of dinosaur species, including the ...
July 12, 2017 | 09:26 am GMT+7

No girls allowed: Japan's men-only island gets UNESCO nod

A men-only island in Japan where women are banned and male visitors must bathe naked in the sea before visiting its shrine, has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.
July 10, 2017 | 04:19 pm GMT+7

UNESCO leaves Great Barrier Reef off 'in danger' list

The Great Barrier Reef stays viable and healthy for future generations to come.
July 06, 2017 | 04:56 pm GMT+7

Ha Long Bay named in top ten Asian heritage sites

The 'Descending Dragon' has landed on a list of the must-see places in Asia.
December 19, 2016 | 11:41 am GMT+7

Vietnam wins seat on UN culture committee

Vietnam now has a voice on the Advisory Board for UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee.
December 04, 2016 | 01:10 pm GMT+7

Mother Goddesses: Vietnam's centuries-old worship ritual honored by UNESCO

'By combining music, singing, dancing, martial arts, cusine and fashion, the ritual has acted as a living museum.'
December 02, 2016 | 03:10 pm GMT+7

UNESCO honors Vietnamese man for his rural library revolution

Nguyen Quang Thach is recognized for bringing books to rural areas in Vietnam over the past 19 years.
September 04, 2016 | 06:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam runs for top UNESCO position

Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau has the chance to become the first Vietnamese director-general of UNESCO.
August 03, 2016 | 06:50 pm GMT+7

Naked British, French tourists arrested at Machu Picchu

Lima, Peru - Authorities in Peru on Thursday arrested a pair of European tourists who had stripped naked to take photos at the Machu Picchu ruins, local media reported.
March 15, 2016 | 05:05 pm GMT+7