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Serving growing need for higher education

The demand for higher education around the world is growing. By 2030, according to UNESCO, the number of enrolled students is expected to more than double to over 414 million. Serving that population and others requires extraordinary energy and imagination, strategic thinking, and innovation. The need for quality higher education is especially important in the …


Libraries’ closure, NGO Law cited against Egypt’s candidacy in UNESCO: Khattab 

In her first televised interview following elections, Egypt’s former candidate for UNESCO’s top post, Moushira Khattab, addressed several reasons that hindered her victory, asserting the integrity of her campaign, and urging the state to reconsider its stance regarding current policies. Khattab has indicated in her statements there was other factors that impacted Egypt’s position in …

Sarah El-Sheikh

UNESCO meets to expand World Heritage

UN cultural agency UNESCO will gather in Istanbul on Sunday to review candidates to join its prestigious World Heritage List, ranging from 350-million-year old fossils to works by Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier.

Deutsche Welle

Cultural treasures are also victims of war

The “Islamic State” militant group recently smashed several art pieces at the Palmyra UNESCO World Heritage site, in the Syrian city of that name. Even more brutally, they beheaded 82-year-old Khaled Al-Assad, one of Syria’s most respected archaeologists, who had been the keeper of Palmyra for more than 50 years. In Yemen, the damage to three out of …

Cesar Chelala