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.
Literary and artistic engagements have helped to shape the region into the iconic landscape it is today.
Amid fears for the world's coral reefs, the UN World Heritage Committee has issued its most wide-ranging statement so far on protecting heritage sites from climate. But the problem doesn't end there.
The Great Barrier Reef has avoided being listed as "in danger" by UNESCO. But celebrating this is dangerously short-sighted.
Wilderness areas are vitally important, yet are largely overlooked by the United Nations' list of natural World Heritage. This week's meeting in Poland is a chance to redress that balance.