This year’s session of the World Heritage Committee has resulted in 21 new sites, from the controversial Old City of Hebron in the West Bank, to a men-only island in Japan.
UNESCO announced Sunday that 17 of Le Corbusier’s 20th-century buildings will be added to its World Heritage List.
The United Nations has officially designated the Alamo as a UNESCO World Heritage Site over the weekend.
The United Nations issued a warning yesterday on possible danger to Iraqi cultural heritage sites as the insurgent army of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) continued its southward sweep of the country towards Baghdad.
At an event last week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Council of Museums (ICOM) officially released The Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk, which outlines the categories of cultural goods most vulnerable to illicit trade during the Syrian war.
On Monday, Palestinians were finally admitted to the cultural body of the United Nations, UNESCO, as a full member. The move, which ignited the ire of the United States and Israel, allows the Palestinian government to apply for historic monuments and locations to be classified as World Heritage Sites.