UNESCO

July 14, 2017
July 14, 2017

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...

July 8, 2017
July 8, 2017

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...

July 8, 2017
July 8, 2017

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.

July 7, 2017
July 7, 2017

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The World Heritage Committee of Unesco has withdrawn its objection to the setting up of Rampal power plant at its current site near

July 1, 2017
July 1, 2017

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.

June 1, 2017
June 1, 2017

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...

September 24, 2016
September 24, 2016

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.

June 30, 2016
June 30, 2016

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.

April 4, 2016
April 4, 2016

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...

April 3, 2016
April 3, 2016

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.