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UNESCO weighs in on controversy over Hagia Sophia

In response to the intention announced this week by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to turn the Hagia Sophia monument – originally a Byzantine Christian cathedral and now a museum – into a mosque after his country’s local elections on Sunday, ...

Athens is UNESCO’s 2018 World Book Capital

Athens was chosen by UNESCO to be 2018’s World Book Capital. The institution aims to make books accessible to all socio-economic classes in the city and to promote knowledge, reading, and the love for learning.

Rebetiko’s heritage acknowledged by UNESCO

Rebetiko, a popular Greek musical idiom which developed and thrived in the early and mid-20th century has been included on UNESCO’s 2017 Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

UNESCO: every week two journalists lose their lives

The shocking warning that every week two journalists lose their lives in the line of duty all over the world comes from UNESCO in a thoroughly enlightening report on the murder of journalists, which was recently published.