Baku hosts Peace4Culture Partners Forum 2021

Azerbaijan’s ADA University is hosting the Peace4Culture Partners Forum 2021. The event is being attended by the leadership and representatives of a number of international organizations, global institutions specializing in …

Azerbaijan elected member of UNESCO Executive Board

Azerbaijan was elected the member of the UNESCO Executive Board, according to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry. The election of a member of the UNESCO Executive Board for 2021-2025 was held on November 17, 2021 within the ongoing 41st …

No end in sight to Armenian gold mine dispute

The Armenian government is caught between a rock and a hard place as it tries to mediate between environmental activists and an international mining company. Last year, a small-scale “battle” took place in a picturesque stretch of …

Trans-Iranian Railway gains UNESCO World Heritage status

Trans-Iranian Railway that reaches a length of 1400 km has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. The UN body accepted Trans-Iranian Railway during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee, which will be running through …

Another UNESCO controversy: protection of cultural heritage in Nagorno-Karabakh

UNESCO has been an important tool to build peace through education, science and culture, especially through its world heritage listings of cultural and natural sites. But in recent years, it has been in the news for controversies, which resulted in the withdrawal of the US and Israel from the cultural body of the UN, Ceyhun Osmanli, a former MP and analyst on international relations and political economy, writes for EU Today