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

UN and UNESCO accused of corruption and clannishness

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres sent a letter to the Security Council, in which he informed about his nomination for a new term. His term in the office expires at the end of 2021. The UN Secretary-General is re-elected every five years, but the same person can lead the organization an unlimited number of times, but so far no one has held this post for more than ten years. Meanwhile, there are many questions to Guterres and UN leadership as a whole - the organization is accused of corruption and clannishness.

UNESCO prepares mission to Nagorno-Karabakh

Soon, a preliminary mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) may leave for Nagorno-Karabakh, liberated from the Armenian occupation, and the adjacent regions of Azerbaijan, the representative of the …

Iran appoints ambassador to UNESCO

Iran has appointed a new ambassador to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Tehran Times reports. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday appointed Ahmad Pakatchi as the new ambassador and …

Ennio Morricone passes away

Italian composer Ennio Morricone, one of the world's best-known and most prolific film composers, has died in Rome, Italian news agency ANSA said on Monday. Morricone, who was 91, died in hospital in Rome where he was being …

UNESCO: we must help museums cope with pandemic crisis  

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, museums have not been spared, the UN cultural agency said, revealing that nearly 90% of the treasured cultural institutions have had to close their doors, while almost 13% are under …