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UNESCO: Palmyra Temple Bombing Deemed a War Crime

(Sept. 10, 2015) On August 24, 2015, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, issued a statement condemning the destruction the previous day of the temple of Baalshamin by Islamic militants. That temple is an ancient structure that formed part of Palmyra, a UNESCO World Heritage site in […]

UNESCO: Partnership with ICANN on Linguistic Diversity

(Dec. 29, 2009) The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently agreed to cooperate so as to promote diversity of languages and scripts on the Internet. The two organizations signed an agreement on December 10, 2009, that is designed to benefit many language […]