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  • Positive policies helping Bangladesh move towards inclusion in education: UNESCO

    Bangladesh has taken many positive initiatives towards inclusion in education but needs to do more in removing remaining barriers, says a new global report.

  • Nominate heritage sites in Bangladesh: Dept of Archaeology asks public

    Countries are supposed to make a ‘tentative list’ of sites eligible to be a Unesco World Heritage Site every year, but Bangladesh has not done so in 20 years.

  • India's Jaipur, Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded Unesco World Heritage status

    Unesco inscribes India’s 18th century Jaipur city, one of the most popular tourist spots in India, and Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site,

  • Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

    The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century BC, is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, after a vote that followed decades of lobbying by Iraq.

  • Unesco delays decision on Sundarbans

    The Unesco has postponed the decision of including the Sundarbans on the List of World Heritage in Danger until next year, urging the Bangladesh government again to halt a large-scale industrial construction around the mangrove forest.

  • Unesco prize winner Bangladeshi Vashkar Bhattacharjee

    Vashkar Bhattacharjee receives Unesco laurel

    Vashkar Bhattacharjee, a visually-impaired Bangladeshi national, has been awarded the Unesco/Emir Jaber al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

  • World Teachers' Day 2018

    Doodle tribute to all teachers

    As a part of the world's celebration of Teachers' Day 2018, Google Doodle pays a special tribute to the mentors of our lives.

  • Preema promoting peace and humanity in Euro train

    Nazia Andaleeb Preema, a prolific visual artist of Bangladesh, recently participated in the first of its kind International Action Painting Symposium in Chalkida, Greece, organised by UNESCO.

  • Bangladesh re-elected executive board member of Unesco

    Bangladesh re-elected executive board member of Unesco

    Bangladesh is re-elected as a member of the executive board of Unesco for the third consecutive term for fulfilling core mandates of the organisation in different fields including education and culture.

  • Bangabandhus speech on March 7

    March 7 Speech: Hasina hails recognition by Unesco

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said recognition of Bangabandhu's historic March 7 speech as a world

  • US withdrawal from UNESCO: Abandonment of principles

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    Unesco to pick new chief after US walkout

    The United Nations' cultural agency will elect a new chief, seeking someone who can revive Unesco's fortunes after the United States and Israel pull out.


    US withdraws from Unesco

    The United States announces it is going to withdraw from Unesco, the UN's cultural and educational agency, complaining about how it is run and about what Washington described as bias against Israel.

  • Tackling the learning deficit

    Our society has quantified the education process so enthusiastically that we have forgotten to consider the risks of the regressive models of rote memorisation and lack of conceptualisa-tion across almost all subjects being taught at public schools.

  • Govt to go ahead with Rampal work

    The government would go ahead with the construction of Rampal power plant near the Sundarbans and take measures to mitigate adverse effects, if necessary, upon the strategic environmental assessment (SEA).

  • Did UNESCO really “endorse” Rampal coal plant?

    A draft resolution adopted as amended by the 41st Session of the UNESCO Heritage Committee contradicts the claim made by the foreign ministry that the Committee “endorsed” the construction of a coal-based power plant at Rampal near the Sundarbans.

  • BNP trashes govt’s claim of Unesco’s objection withdrawal

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir alleges that the government is 'deceiving' people by carrying out a propaganda saying that Unesco has lifted its objection to Rampal power station near the Sundarbans.

  • Rampal Power Plant: Govt to comply with Unesco conditions

    The government would fulfil the conditions set by Unesco for implementing the Rampal power plant project near the Sundarbans, two ministers told The Daily Star yesterday.

  • Bangladesh re-elected executive board member of Unesco

    Rampal Project: Unesco ‘lifts objection’

    The World Heritage Committee of Unesco has withdrawn its objection to the setting up of Rampal power plant at its current site near

  • Education a mirage for them

    There are about 10 million out-of-school children, adolescents and youths in Bangladesh, says a new Unesco policy paper.

  • Rampal Power Plant: Myths debunked

    The critics of Rampal include environmentalists, scientists and experts. Yet, the defence for the power plant has remained the same. But, under scrutiny, how do these claims, meant to relieve us of our fears about the potential risks of the power plant, hold?

  • Won’t suspend Rampal project: Nasrul

    The construction work of Rampal power plant will not be suspended despite Unesco's advice, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid says.

  • Afghan fury as Iran, Turkey claim Rumi

    Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.

  • Unesco visit

    The recent visit of a joint Reactive Monitoring Mission involving the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) raises more questions than answers.

  • Bangladesh re-elected executive board member of Unesco

    Unesco report may not be accurate

    The National Committee to Protect Sundarbans doubts whether the Unesco team would be able to prepare an accurate report on its recent visit to the world’s largest mangrove forest.

  • Activists doubt Unesco’s upcoming Sundarbans report

    The National Committee to Protect Sundarbans expresses doubt over the report on the Sundarbans that the Unesco is about to prepare based on their recent visit to the largest mangrove forest.

  • Social media goes green for Sundarbans

    As the country gears up for a four-day-long long march from Dhaka to Khulna in protest of the Rampal power plant, netizens are advocating on social media by changing their profile picture to show their support for the cause.

  • Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari

    Doha seeks Dhaka's support for its Unesco DG candidate

    Qatar has sought Bangladesh's support for its nominee and Qatar Emir's Cultural Adviser Dr Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari who will contest for the next director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

  • Education in Mother Language: 40% population denied globally

    Though children should be taught in a language they speak or understand, as much as 40 percent of the global population does not have access to that kind of education.

  • Unesco team to visit Sundarbans

    A high-profile Unesco delegation will visit the Sundarbans soon to assess the possible impacts of the proposed coal-based Rampal power plant on the world's largest mangrove forest.