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Canada's Largest National Park Threatened By Energy Development: UNESCO

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Alberta

The park is the world's only breeding ground for whooping cranes, as well as for billions of boreal songbirds.

Access To Education: The Key That Unlocks Opportunity

G(irls)20 | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Impact

While many of us are fortunate enough to take education for granted, not everyone can get the education they need. I believe that technological and pedagogical innovation can help break down barriers and make learning more accessible, engaging and inspiring.

What Does The Statue Of Liberty Think Of Donald Trump?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 09.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

One thing is certain. If he gets elected, she'll be out of a job. There won't be any immigrants to welcome, the Donald will see to that. And the very values America was founded upon, the very values that have made it the greatest, most powerful nation on earth, the very values that have attracted millions of foreigners in search of the American dream will cease to exist.

Canada's New UNESCO Site Holds The History Of Life On Earth

CP | Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.17.2016 | Canada

MISTAKEN POINT, N.L. — A rocky stretch of coastline along the southeastern tip of Newfoundland that holds secrets about the origins of complex life ...

Alberta Region Recognized By UNESCO Biosphere Network

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Alberta

Two Canadian regions have been singled out by a United Nations agency for how well they combine economic and environmental concerns. In an meeting ...

Islamic State Destroys Ancient Arch In Palmyra: Activists

CP | Sarah El-Deeb, The Associated Press | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada

The monumental arch sat atop the famed colonnaded streets of the ancient city, which linked the Roman Empire to Persia and the East.

Off the Beaten Path: Explore Canada's French Landscapes | Posted 07.16.2016 | Canada Travel

For an authentic French Canadian experience, take a step off the overly beaten path, and let guide you to five of the most beautiful towns and areas in La Belle Province where you can embrace our French and Acadian culture.

The History and Culture I Saw in Syria Is Now Scarred by War

Rebecca Ananda | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Rebecca Ananda

Years ago, when I was young and reckless, I backpacked solo through Syria. One morning, at the bus station in Homs, I had to make a spur of the moment decision; I could go west, towards the sea and Lebanon, or I could go east, to the ancient city of Palmyra. I turned west. I never saw Palmyra. The 2000 year old city is now in the hands of ISIS.

My Safari Adventure Through an Indian Wildlife Sanctuary

Shannon Skinner | Posted 05.22.2016 | Canada Travel
Shannon Skinner

I am bouncing in the back seat of an open Jeep as it meanders through India's Kaziranga National Park, a wildlife sanctuary and UNESCO World Heritage site located in the northeastern state of Assam. Despite the spitting rain, I am grateful to experience my first-ever safari.

The Fight for Disabled Rights Has Gone on Too Long

Leah Morrigan | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada Impact
Leah Morrigan

Though the movement for disabled rights began in earnest in the early 1900s, it wasn't until the mid-century civil rights movement that this group made great gains. Sadly, one in five disabled people worldwide still experience difficulties, but hope reigns eternal.

Canadian Heritage Sites In Danger From Climate Change: Report

CBC | Posted 05.05.2014 | Canada Travel

Tourists visiting the Statue of Liberty, Pompeii or Canada's Old Town Lunenburg in coming centuries may need to bring a snorkel, thanks to climate ch...

Homeward Bound: My Run 1014 kms Around the South West Coast Path

Martin Parnell | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Travel
Martin Parnell

My suitcase is waiting, ready for me to pack, as I prepare for my trip to England. On Saturday I'm heading over to the U.K. and on Tuesday, March 4 I start my attempt to run 1014 kms around the South West Coast Path. Trying to decide what to take has been difficult.

When the Population Explodes, Wildlife Suffers

Sangita Iyer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada
Sangita Iyer

Population explosion is already having detrimental consequences on many environmental and social aspects, but for the purposes of this article, I'll focus on the loss of biodiversity, specifically the tragic loss of wildlife fueled by demand for their body parts in Asia, especially in China.

15 Stunning Cultural Gems Around The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Travel

They transport us back in time and reveal the secrets of ancient civilizations. Others mesmerize us with their striking natural beauty and rich wildli...

Hey UNESCO, Keep Politics Out of Religion

Mike Fegelman | Posted 09.05.2012 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

Politics is to religion, like oil is to water, they just don't mix. Recently, UNESCO politicized religion by labelling Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity as an endangered world heritage site, despite the fact that the UN's own experts investigating the state of the Church's premises concluded that the building is not in any urgent danger and that PA hype is just hot political air.

Dear UNESCO, Put the Church of the Nativity On Your List

Said Hamad | Posted 08.28.2012 | Canada
Said Hamad

This week, history will revisit the Church of the Nativity as UNESCO's World Heritage Committee convenes in St. Petersburg, Russia, to consider whether the birthplace of Jesus should be recognized as a world heritage site. Palestinians await with anticipation the decision in St. Petersburg this week to share this valuable cultural, religious and historical heritage with all the peoples of the world.

Sunday Roundup: Time to Book That Greek Vacation?

Danielle Crittenden Frum | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden Frum

So I bet you're wondering post-G20: Is this the impending end of the world--or an opportunity for a cheap holiday in Greece next year? Even the experts can't say which way the global economy will go: If Greece quits the euro and returns to a devalued drachma, will Spain and Italy be forced to follow? Will Canada's "Little Toot" economy continue to chug along resiliently ahead of the U.S.'s sinking steamship? To help us make sense of all this, we welcomed aboard a new Huffpost contributor, EU expert Jeffrey Cimbalo. His latest post declares the G20 an abject failure. Hmm. Don't start googling discount Olympic Air tickets yet.

Abbas' Last Victory?

David Frum | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada
David Frum

Mahmoud Abbas are seeking UN recognition of Palestinian statehood: statehood without peace. Already they have gained one victory: acceptance as a full member of UNESCO. Yet this victory may be their last.

Canada Won't Cover UNESCO Budget Gaps

CBC | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada

Canada will be cutting voluntary contributions to UNESCO following Monday's decision to give the Palestinians a seat on the organization, Foreign Affa...

Baird Slashes UNESCO Funding

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.01.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada will not help fill UNESCO's funding gap in a signal to the United Nations cultural agency that its decision to recognize the Palestini...

Baird Reconsiders Support For UNESCO After Palestine Given Membership

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Ottawa is reconsidering how much support it gives UNESCO, now that the United Nations agency has accepted the Palestinian Authority as a full...