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US withdraws from UNESCO over "anti-Israel bias"

US withdraws from UNESCO over "anti-Israel bias"

TEHRAN, Oct. 12 (Press Shia) – The US has announced that it will withdraw from UNESCO at the end of 2018, citing a need for reform and an anti-Israel bias in the organization. "On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the US decision to withdraw from the organization … This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects US...

UNESCO 2030 'a plot by arrogant powers to control nations'

UNESCO 2030 'a plot by arrogant powers to control nations'

TEHRAN, Jun. 22 (Press Shia Agency) – The UNESCO 2030 agenda is part of the UN's “Sustainable Development Document" under which global powers attempt to control all nations in a flawed and improper move, Ayatollah Khamenei said Wednesday. Celebrating the blessed month of Ramadan, a group of university professors, academic elites and researchers met with the Leader of the Revolution, Ayatollah...

Iranian scientist receives 2017 Young Scientists Award

Iranian scientist receives 2017 Young Scientists Award

TEHRAN, Jun. 21 (Press Shia) – The International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program of UNESCO has named Amirhosein Mosavi as one recipient of the 2017 Young Scientists Awards.The MAB Program has been granting awards of up to $5,000 each since 1989 to encourage young researchers to undertake work on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity. This...

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated info. on journalists killing to UNESCO

IFEX urges Pakistan to provide updated info. on journalists killing to UNESCO

CARACHI, May 20 (Press Shia Agency) – International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) Executive Director Annie Game has urged Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to respond to UNESCO Director-General’s 2017 request that has sought information on the status of judicial inquiries into the killings of 55 journalists in Pakistan from 2006 to 2016.In a letter, Game also asked the Prime...

Iran not to implement all goals of UNESCO 2030 Agenda

Iran not to implement all goals of UNESCO 2030 Agenda

TEHRAN, May 18 (Press Shia) – FM Spokesman addressed certain domestic concerns over the UNESCO 2030 Agenda, saying Iran's principled and immutable position is non-compliance with any goals that go against the country’s religious and cultural values.Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi stressed that all governmental bodies, particularly the Foreign Ministry, will never submit to...

Zarif: UNESCO's Agenda 2030 not binding

Zarif: UNESCO's Agenda 2030 not binding

TEHRAN, May 10 (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minsiter Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that UNESCO's Global Education Agenda 2030 is implemented in Iran based on social and cultural values. Pointing to the UNESCO's Global Education Agenda 2030, Zarif said Iran has not ratified all the agendas passed, even those Iran has joined to, like the Convention on the Rights of the Child;...

Islamic Republic needless of corrupt Western culture

Islamic Republic needless of corrupt Western culture

TEHRAN, May 07 (Press Shia) – Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that Islamic Republic possess invaluable sources of education, rejecting UNESCO's Global Education Agenda 2030.On the occasion of Teachers’ Week, hundreds of teachers from across the country met with Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Khamenei on Sunday where the Leader highlighted the importance...

UNESCO urges protection of Palmyra after liberation

UNESCO urges protection of Palmyra after liberation

PARIS, Mar. 04 (Press Shia) – Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova called for doubling efforts to protect the Syrian heritage as a whole after liberating Palmyra City from the ISIL terrorists.Earlier on Thursday evening the General Command of the Army and Armed Forces announced that the Syrian Arab army regained control over Palmyra City and the surrounding areas after a series of the...

Together, we can make the world a happier place!

Together, we can make the world a happier place!

TEHRAN, Feb. 15 (Press Shia) – “The Small Smurfs Big Goals Campaign” runs from February 15-March 20 2017 in support of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), culminating with the International Day of Happiness on March 20.The campaign hashtag #SmallSmurfsBigGoals focuses on the important message that all of us can help accomplish big goals, whether we are a small Smurf, young child, or...

UNESCO slams destruction of Palmyra's Roman theatre, tetrapylon

UNESCO slams destruction of Palmyra's Roman theatre, tetrapylon

HOMS, Jan. 21 (Press Shia) – UNESCO has condemned as “war crime” the destruction of the Tetrapylon and the façade of the Roman Theatre in Palmyra city, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in the eastern countryside of Homs by ISIL terrorist organization.“This destruction is a new war crime and an immense loss for the Syrian people and for humanity,” UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said...

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