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  1. Magazines - Post Magazine

    Trouble in paradise: Langkawi struggles to hold onto Unesco geopark status

    Posted Aug 23rd 2014, 11:17pm by Leisa Tyler

    ... Leisa Tyler Having won Unesco geopark status, Langkawi is struggling to hold on to it, as the negative effects of tourism take their toll on the Malaysian archipelago's beauty. Words ... for millions of years. It's a distinction that in 2007 earned Langkawi a Unesco geopark listing, the first in Southeast Asia and a title highlighting the island's important geology ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Heritage list conforms to definitions in Unesco convention

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 02:46am by LETTERS

    ... Heritage list conforms to definitions in Unesco convention I refer to the letter by Rebecca Ho (" Intangible heritage list is flawed ", July 24). In compliance with the Unesco convention, we conducted a territory-wide survey from 2009 to 2013 on the territory's intangible cultural heritage with the assistance of the South China Research Centre of Hong Kong University ...

  3. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco rejects move to revoke Tasmanian World Heritage status

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:36pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Bid to delist World Heritage forests rejected Environment groups yesterday hailed Unesco's decision to reject the Australian government's bid ... is locked up and favours more access for loggers. He asked the UN cultural body to delist 74,000 protected hectares in the southern island state. But delegates at Unesco's World Heritage ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    Comix Home Base gives Unesco global award a serious shot

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 04:57am by MICHELLE TOH

    ... Michelle Toh michelle.toh@scmp.com Comics hub gives global award a serious shot The team that reinvented 10 pre-war tenement houses as a hub for comic and animation culture are setting their sights on a Unesco award. Comix Home Base has entered the Unesco Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation, after winning design and urban planning accolades from local bodies ...

  5. News - World - CULTURE

    30 cultural and natural sites eyed for World Heritage status at Unesco meeting in Doha

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Doha Unesco meeting will discuss Inca trails that span six countries, and a French cave with some of the world's earliest known paintings 30 sites vie for help ... Heritage status at a Unesco meeting in Doha. At least 30 natural and cultural sites, including the Arbil Citadel in Iraqi Kurdistan, are vying to get the UN cultural body's prestigious ...

  6. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Unesco criticises Australia’s decision to allow dredging of Great Barrier Reef

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 09:07pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Canberra's decision could lead agency to place it on its 'in danger' list Unesco slams barrier reef dredging Unesco, the UN's heritage body, has heavily ... the reef is protected. In its first criticism of the decision to allow dredging of the reef, Unesco said the decision was "noted with concern" and that it was made "despite ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Peng Liyuan named Unesco ambassador for women's education

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:33pm by Andrea Chen

    ... is named Unesco special envoy Unesco named first lady Peng Liyuan as a special envoy to promote education for girls and women, as President Xi Jinping visited the organisation's Paris ... visited the organisation- of which China is a founding member in 1946- on the last day of his three-day tour in France. It was the first visit by a Chinese president to the Unesco building. ...

  8. News - Asia

    South Korea slams Japan's proposal to list slave labour locations as Unesco World Heritage Sites

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 04:50pm

    ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com South Korea has slammed the Japanese government's proposal to register industrial facilities as a Unesco World Heritage Site because ... according to the South Korean media reports. The sites, mostly located in Japan’s southwestern island of Kyushu, are worthy of inclusion on the Unesco list because they played a pivotal role ...

  9. News - World - HERITAGE

    China's Tianshan among new Unesco World Heritage sites

    Posted Jun 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Phnom Penh Unesco status for mountains in Tajikistan and China, Italy's Etna volcano and Indian forts Natural wonders join heritage list Italy's Mount Etna, the Hill Forts of Rajasthan and China's Tianshan mountain range were among seven natural wonders and cultural jewels granted World Heritage status by Unesco at its annual meeting ...

  10. News - China - SINO-JAPANESE TIES

    China considers submitting Nanking massacre papers to Unesco heritage project

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:03am by Teddy Ng

    ... 'may send massacre papers to Unesco project' China says it might counter a Japanese bid to submit wartime letters by suicide pilots to a UN heritage programme with documents of Japanese ... pilots' final letters to their families with the Memory of the World Programme of the UN cultural organisation, Unesco. Beijing's move was revealed to non-mainland journalists during ...




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