Unesco

Getty

When the Population Explodes, Wildlife Suffers

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.

Hey UNESCO, Keep Politics Out of Religion

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.
Alamy

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

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.
Shutterstock

Sunday Roundup: Time to Book That Greek Vacation?

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.
Getty

Abbas' Last Victory?

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.
CP

Canada Won't Cover UNESCO Budget Gaps

Canada will be cutting voluntary contributions to UNESCO following Monday's decision to give the Palestinians a seat on the organization, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird says. Baird said that Can...
AP

Baird Slashes UNESCO Funding

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 Palestinian Authority as a full member will be costly.UNESC...