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Naples pizza-making wins UNESCO heritage status

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:45 PM

The art of the 'pizzaiuolo' joins UNESCO's list of 'intangible heritage,' securing the coveted status alongside a host of cultural treasures

WORLD HERITAGE. Members of the Pizzaioli Acrobats Coldiretti perform 'twirling' pizza to celebrate the Unesco decision to make the art of Neapolitan 'Pizzaiuolo' an 'intangible heritage,' on December 7, 2017 in Naples.  Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Pulau Okinoshima yang larang perempuan masuk menjadi warisan dunia, UNESCO dikecam

Jul 11, 2017 - 1:10 PM

UNESCO dianggap menyimpang dari prioritas global untuk kesetaraan gender

Tampak Pulau Okinoshima yang ditetapkan UNESCO menjadi salah satu situs warisan dunia. Foto dari AFP

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Jun 22, 2014 - 12:56 AM

The listing of the Qhapaq Nan roads is expected to boost efforts to preserve and promote the network – an engineering marvel comparable to the vast road system of the Roman Empire

WORLD HERITAGE. A file photo taken on December 12, 2012 shows a section of the Inca trail is seen near the Huaycan de Cieneguilla archaeological site, 70 km east from Lima. Inca trails spanning six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started on June 15, 2014 in Doha. Photo by Ernesto Benavides/ AFP

Iraq's Arbil Citadel granted World Heritage status

Jun 22, 2014 - 12:19 AM

A member of the Iraqi delegation says the inclusion is a gift made to my people and all the communities of Iraq who are in such need of a note of optimism right now

A file photo of Iraq's Erbil Citadel taken in 2008. Agence France-Presse

Australian PM says too much forest 'locked up'

Mar 05, 2014 - 8:51 AM

He also defends the government s decision to remove World Heritage listing for 74 000 hectares of Tasmanian forest earlier this year

FRIEND OF LOGGERS. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a file photo 7 Sept 2013. Saeed Khan/AFP

PH wins seat in UN World Heritage Committee

Nov 21, 2013 - 1:38 PM

The Philippines seat in the World Heritage Committee is a recognition of the country s heritage conservation efforts says conservationist

HISTORIC CITY. Calle Crisologo is the most-visited street in UNESCO World Heritage Site Vigan City. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Rice Terraces out of danger

Jun 27, 2012 - 12:31 PM

Modernization migration massive earthquakes changes in the management of the watershed forests have made the Terraces highly vulnerable