The Hagia Sophia is important in Turkey as a symbol of nation's changing identity since the Byzantine empire. However, it also holds significance globally as a Unesco site and tourist attraction.
The first Muslim prayer in 86 years was held on July 24 inside Hagia Sophia, recently reconverted to a mosque. For over a millennium, this grand monument has wielded enormous power.
National governments are using political lobbying and empty symbolic efforts to stave off an "in danger" listing for their World Heritage sites.
Research has shown that African immigrants in South Africa refrain from speaking their own languages and try to speak local languages to blend in.
The world rightly expressed shock and dismay at Donald Trump's suspension of US funding for WHO. To respond, other governments, funders and citizens are urgently needed to fill the gap.
At the national and school levels, education technology (also known as EdTech) is closing the learning gap.
Olive oil, grapes and fish. There's a lot to love about the Mediterranean diet but focusing on it might be a way to exclude other healthy and global diets.
Most of the community radio stations operate on a survivalist level, and should be seen as struggling small, medium and micro enterprises.
A free, open-access repository of multilingual children's stories is one response to the United Nations' urgent call to promote equitable education on the International Day of Education, January 24.
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.