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At a Tumultuous Moment, Unesco Picks a New Leader

PARIS — A former culture minister from France was elected on Friday to lead Unesco, the United Nations educational and cultural agency, after a vote at its headquarters in Paris that was overshadowed by the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw ...

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U.S. withdraws from U.N.'s cultural agency UNESCO

PARIS (Reuters) – The United States announced on Thursday it was withdrawing from UNESCO, the U.N.’s cultural and educational agency, complaining about how it is run and about what Washington described as bias against Israel. “This decision was not taken ...

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U.S. Will Withdraw From Unesco, Citing Its ‘Anti-Israel Bias’

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of America distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.” “This decision was not taken lightly,” ...

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French groups protest Qatar's bid for top UNESCO post

PARIS: A number of religious associations and peace-loving bodies in France have gathered in front of the UNESCO office to protest Qatar’s nomination to run for the UN agency, hours before near the final round on Wednesday evening.After the third ...

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Egypt’s Jewish community backs country’s UNESCO candidate

CAIRO: The head of Egypt’s minuscule Jewish community has voiced support for Moushira Khattab, the country’s UNESCO (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) candidate who has been criticized by Egyptian human rights activists.But Khattab insists in her UNESCO candidacy statement ...

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Egyptian diplomat leads race to be UNESCO head

JEDDAH: An Egyptian diplomat is among the favorites to be the next head of UNESCO, the UN’s cultural agency.Moushira Khattab, 73, a former minister of family and population and a leading activist for women’s and children’s rights, is one of ...

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Africa's stunning new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Africa's stunning new UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Art Deco Buildings Make Asmara, Eritrea, a Unesco Heritage Site

LONDON — The capital of Eritrea, a country with a repressive government that many of its citizens have fled as refugees, has been designated a World Heritage site by Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization. The capital, Asmara, is sometimes ...

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Rio's Valongo slave wharf becomes Unesco heritage site

A wharf in Rio de Janeiro where nearly a million African slaves are estimated to have landed has been declared a World Heritage site by the UN cultural organisation, Unesco. The Valongo wharf operated for three centuries and became the ...

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