The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and the Monument to the People's Heroes are likely to be included in the UN application for world heritage status, according to an official from the Dongcheng district Culture Commission in Beijing.Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 10:58pm
For many educationalists and professors, it was very discouraging to read the headline of a recent commentary in this paper, 'The last thing Hong Kong needs is more education'.20 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Hong Kong's eastern countryside has been added to the Unesco-sponsored global geopark list.
The designation was made by the Bureau of the Global Geopark Network after a three-day conference in Norway. A total of 10 sites were chosen out of 16 applications from around the world this year.19 Sep 2011 - 12:00am
Jiuzhaigou is a fairyland of spectacular biodiversity and topography. The National Reserve spans almost 800 square metres and includes a landscape of lush valleys, jagged peaks, a dozen large waterfalls and, most famously, a collection of iridescent mountain lakes and pools.26 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
In a move with potential to protect Hong Kong's threatened indigenous customs, the United Nations has set up a special team in the city to observe culture and foster arts education.
Based at the Institute of Education in Tai Po, the unit is part of a broad agenda that the UN's heritage body adopted last year to use arts education to drive social and cultural objectives.21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am
Gains are being made, but more needs to be done
The goals of achieving universal primary education and having equal numbers of girls and boys in school around the world will not be achieved by 2015 based on current trends, a Unesco report has found.1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
Cultural experts from the United Nations are assessing the impact of Macau's urban growth on a historic lighthouse in the city.17 Sep 2007 - 12:00am
Unesco has decided to keep six well-known tourist attractions on the mainland, including the Forbidden City, Lijiang in Yunnan and the Potala Palace in Lhasa , on its list of world heritage sites despite serious concerns over their conservation.29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
Guangdong officials have promised to make heritage conservation their top priority following Unesco's announcement yesterday that the historic Kaiping watchtowers and villages had been added to its World Heritage List.29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
The wooden sign over the door might still read 'Chartered Bank', but the transformation of the decaying colonial relic into a sumptuous retail and restaurant complex has helped revitalise Shanghai's waterfront Bund.12 Dec 2006 - 12:00am