3 April 2022


UNESCO Condemns 53 Ukraine Cultural Sites Damaged In Russia Invasion

UNESCO, the international body that assesses damages to cultural sites during crisis, has reported that 53 sites of international importance have been damaged since the Russian invasion. The assessment was made via the media, Ukraine officials, satellite imagery and monitors of the leading Ukrainian heritage sites and monuments. A UNESCO spokesperson said, “Our experts continue […]

12 October 2017

United States Quits UNESCO Over Anti-Israel Bias

The United States has quit UNESCO over what they call an ‘anti-Israel bias.’ The US is pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation accusing the agency, known for designating world heritage sites such as Syria’s Palmyra and Stonehenge of a continued bias at the organisation.”

22 August 2016


Hague Trial: Fanatic Pleads Guilty To Destruction of Timbuktu Historic Monuments

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi an Islamic fanatic has pleaded guilty to war crimes for his part in the destruction of historic monuments in the city of Timbuktu in northern Mali. Al-Mahdi is accused of ordering the razing of nine mausoleums and the 15th-century Sidi Yahia mosque. It is the first time the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague […]

9 April 2015


Parthenon Marbles: British Museum And UK Ministers Snub Unesco Mediation Offer

The international campaign promoting the return of the Parthenon marbles to Greece has had a set back when both the British Museum and the UK Government refused to attend talks with Unesco last month. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey explained that they believed the Greek call for mediation was just another way of saying return. “We have seen nothing […]