News by topic: Culture, Education


New sites inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list

12 July – The World Heritage Committee wrapped its 41st session today having inscribed 21 new sites on the United Nations cultural wing’s World Heritage List – locations ranging from the site of iconic ancient ruins in south-western Turkey to a district of stunning mountains and mirror lakes in England.


Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency

10 July – Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a new technical paper with recommendations for the education sector.


Funding shortfall threatens education for children in conflict, disaster zones – UNICEF

7 July – Some 9.2 million children living in emergency countries will miss out on schooling unless the international community contributes an additional $820 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned at the start of today's G20 summit.


‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

28 June – Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”


UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul

22 June – The head of the United Nations cultural agency today deplored the destruction of historic religious architecture in Iraq's Mosul city by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da'esh) fighters.


Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

22 June – While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that education completion levels will remain well below that target for generations.