When the loss of this heritage is used as a weapon of war, it represents a loss for the country affected as well as for humanity. It targets the memories, history and identity of a people.
The destruction of a country's historical and cultural heritage sites is a distressing byproduct of conflict, but there are now strategies in place to prevent it happening.
Australia says the reef's world heritage values are fine and the threats are in hand. But the reality is far different.
Objections raised about the school syllabus by parents, schools and civil society point to a bigger problem with the state.
It’s official. The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef has been downgraded to “very poor”, and the window to act is closing.
World Heritage globally is threatened by climate change, in all sorts of ways. A new tool identifies the key risks and best strategies for both natural and cultural wonders.
The best female athletes continue to be treated unfairly compared with male sportsmen.
A scholar analyzed data about UNESCO World Heritage sites to explain why European cultural relics like Notre Dame are so beloved, while splendid monuments elsewhere remain relatively unknown.
Research shows that mother tongue teaching is the most ideal tool for early child education.
Young Javanese speakers in Indonesia are nervous about speaking High Javanese, for fear of making mistakes. But they are still eager to learn.
More than just a musical accolade, UNESCO has recognised the social and political importance of Jamaican music.
The indigenous Rapa Nui say the statue is one of their most spiritually important.
The French president's Paris Call is for international collaboration to make the Internet safer. What are the advances and limitations of this text?
Gender biases are revealed in enrolment inequalities and policies that favour male students.
An influx of tourists is irrevocably changing UNESCO-listed towns in Asia. Controls on visitor numbers are urgently needed.
Lake Turkana's status as a World Heritage Site hasn't protected it from environmental threats.
Getting more children into secondary school in Kenya requires striking a balance between top-down policy and bottom-up implementation.
Female teachers can act as role models who enhance girls’ motivation and learning outcomes.
Nature based approaches to solving water problems originated in Europe and don't take into account Africa's huge infrastructure deficit.
The US still owes UNESCO millions in arrears.