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Issues Discussed At MIYD To Be Submitted To Unesco

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MELAKA – The Education Ministry wants issues discussed at the Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) which starts today, to be forwarded to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), for further action. Education Minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid said once the dialogue ends, the organisers, World Assembly Of Youth  (WAY), would submit topics of discussion to the UNESCO…

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Malaysia Seeks World Heritage Status For Three More Sites

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LENGGONG (Perak) – The Ministry of Tourism and Culture has initiated the move to secure Unesco World Heritage Site status for three more places in Malaysia. Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz named these places as the Royal Belum State Park in Gerik, Perak, the Quartz Ridge of Gombak, Selangor, and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia, a green lung. The…

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UNESCO To Help Kenya Fight Doping In Sports

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PARIS – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will work with Kenya in the fight against doping which has threatened to undermine the country’s sports,especially athletics, says Deputy President William Ruto. Unesco will train Kenyan trainers who will help in eradicating doping activities in sports in order to protect the interests of…

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Education Needs Major Transformation – UNESCO Report

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LONDON – Education needs a major transformation to fulfill its potential and meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet, according to a new UNESCO report launched in London Tuesday. The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the…

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Heritage Dept: Transport Plans For Sia Boey Can Affect George Town Unesco Status

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GEORGE TOWN: The Department of National Heritage has confirmed that Sia Boey, the area at which the state government planned to build a transportation hub, was too near the buffer zone and could harm George Town’s Unesco status. In a statement on Wednesday, the department said building structures were found in the vicinity of Sia…

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Penang Risks Losing Heritage Status, Says George Town World Heritage Incorporated

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GEORGE TOWN: Penang is at risk of losing its Unesco World Heritage Site status over the proposed Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) here. George Town World Heritage Incorporated (GTWHI) general manager Dr Ang Ming Chee said this was because the Penang Forum had submitted a letter to Unesco’s World Heritage Centre in Paris requesting for…

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European Tourists Held For Stripping Naked At Machu Picchu

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LIMA: Authorities in Peru on Thursday (March 3) arrested a pair of European tourists who had stripped naked to take photos at the Machu Picchu ruins, media reported. Guards spotted the two men – a Briton and a Frenchman – after they removed their clothes to take nude photos with a cell phone, the Andina…

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Malaysia’s Election Into UNESCO Executive Board Recognition Of Nation’s Progress – Najib

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s election into UNESCO’s Executive Board for the period of 2015-2019 is recognition of the country’s progress in education, science and culture. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said as a member of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s executive board, Malaysia hoped to be able to contribute more…

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Malaysia Elected To UNESCO’s Executive Board

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia has been elected to UNESCO’s executive board for the 2015-2019 term, after earning the highest votes among Asia-Pacific countries. Malaysian National Commission for UNESCO secretary-general Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman said the result was announced at the 12th Plenary Meeting of the 38th General Conference on Wednesday (Nov 11) in Paris, France.…

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Vivekanda Ashrama Is Now A Heritage Site, All Thanks To Nazri

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Kuala Lumpur’s historic building, the Vivekananda Ashrama, has just confirmed to be gazetted as a heritage site, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz said Heritage Commissioner on July 15 had made the decision under Section 31 of the National Heritage Act. According to The Star,…

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UNESCO Wants Langkawi To Become A Geopark Reference Centre

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LANGKAWI – The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has agreed to make Langkawi as a geopark reference centre for South East Asia, Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) Chief Executive Officer, Tan Sri Khalid Ramli said, here today. He said the agreement was made in the UNESCO report on Langkawi which was tabled during…

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Muhyiddin Begins France Visit, Eye On Malaysia’s Unesco Bid

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PARIS: Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin has arrived in the French capital in efforts to ramp up support for Malaysia’s bid to be on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) executive board for 2015-2019. The aircraft carrying Muhyiddin touched down at Paris’ Charles De Gaulle airport at about 7…

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Malaysia’s Unique Heritage Main Attration On Unesco Day

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KUALA LUMPUR – “Amazing, different, fantastic”, these are among compliments of foreign tourists met at Malaysia Unesco Day 2014 celebration at Dataran Merdeka here, today. Tourists were seen streaming to the area as early as 10 am to wintess the country’s unique heritage, cultural performances, traditional games and sample popular Malaysian food such as laksa,…

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