Tag: UNESCO
Macedonia 23.07.21 | 09:32

UNESCO to discuss the status of the Ohrid region, certain shift in the list of world heritage in danger

The debate on the status of the Ohrid region in UNESCO is expected to be on the agenda today at the 44th session of the UN Committee on World Heritage, Education, Science and Culture, held in the Chinese city of Fuzhou. Until the discussion on the situation in the Ohrid region as protected natural and...

World 26.03.21 | 22:56

School closures may cause generational catastrophe, warns UNESCO

Following a new UNESCO study showing that over 100 million children will fall below the minimum proficiency level in reading due to the impact of Covid-19 school closures, UNESCO is preparing to convene education ministers from all over the world on March 29. Titled “One Year into COVID: Prioritizing...

Macedonia 27.01.21 | 17:21

Strong commitment, engagement and coordination needed to preserve the heritage of Ohrid region

Natural and cultural heritage have universal value for us as individuals, communities, societies and wider organizations. They need to be preserved for future generations, said EU Ambassador David Geer sharing the concerns of UNESCO that the Ohrid region could be inscribed on the list of world heritage...

Macedonia Culture 14.01.21 | 12:45

Highly critical UNESCO report sparks concern in the Zaev Government

Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held an e-conference with a number of ministers and local officials yesterday to discuss the dire report prepared by UNESCO, which found that the cultural and natural legacy of Ohrid is under threat. Zaev tried to blame the previous Government for the over-development of the...

Macedonia 11.01.21 | 13:44

UNESCO details a long list of problems that endanger the culture and nature of Ohrid

UNESCO published its preliminary report on Ohrid, listing all the failures of central and local authorities in protecting this unique cultural and historic region. UNESCO is preparing to move Ohrid onto its list of endangered areas of cultural heritage because of the lengthy period of failures to protect...

Macedonia 10.01.21 | 11:09

3 years after Zernovski, Ademi and Zaev lied that they did something for the Ohrid region, it is one step closer to being declared endangered heritage

The demands from UNESCO and the fact that we are one step closer to declaring the Ohrid region an endangered heritage, three years after Zernovski, Ademi and Zaev lied that they did or saved something, speaks of the shameless irresponsibility of this government. They literally lied three years ago, hid...

Macedonia 15.07.19 | 09:28

NGOs claim that one draft law on protection of cultural heritage in Ohrid was presented in Baku, while another one in Parliament

One draft law on protection of cultural heritage in Ohrid was presented before UNESCO representatives in Baku, while another one is being considered in the Parliament. Eighteen NGOs have alarmed because, as they say, the insertion of new members who contradict the fight for the protection of our tourist...

Macedonia 08.07.19 | 22:36

Ohrid Mayor downplays the task of demolishing unlawfully built houses in the protected zones

Following his return from the UNESCO summit in Baku, Ohrid Mayor Konstantin Georgievski said that the list of 409 illegal constructions in the protected zone of the city and of lake Ohrid contains only a dozen actual buildings. Georgievski is pressed by UNESCO to show that he can uphold the law and protect...

Macedonia 05.07.19 | 10:25

The Government to save Ohrid from its partners

Ohrid and Macedonia have a deadline until February 2020 to implement the recommendations for the protection of natural resources, UNESCO decided at its 43rd session held in Baku, Azerbaijan. For the time being, the Ohrid region will not be on the list of endangered areas. All illegal buildings with demolition...

Macedonia 01.07.19 | 23:41

UNESCO will receive a list of 1.000 unlawful buildings in the protected Ohrid region

Ohrid Mayor Konstantin Georgievski is expected to attend the Baku meeting of UNESCO carrying a list of a little over a 1.000 unlawfully built houses, commercial and industrial facilities in the Ohrid region, which all contribute to the threat that UNESCO will revoke Ohrid’s status as a world heritage...

Macedonia 22.05.19 | 10:50

Controversial chief mufti stays out of a reception held in honor of religious diversity

The controversial head of the Islamic Community in Macedonia (IVZ), Sulejman Rexhepi, stayed out of the reception held by the Commission for inter-religious relations, that was held to honor the World day for cultural diversity and dialogue. Rexhepi is angry at the Commission and its head Darijan Sotirovski...

Macedonia 21.05.19 | 19:03

UNESCO raises alarm over lake Ohrid

UNESCO recommends that the region of lake Ohrid is declared an endangered world heritage site. The proposal is contained in a report which will be put to vote in June in Baku. Ohrid is Macedonia’s main tourist destination and the UNESCO designation as part of the world heritage is taken as a serious...

Balkans 28.03.19 | 11:18

Greeks hope that UNESCO will stop Erdogan’s plan to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

Greek media report that UNESCO officials have asked the Turkish Government to give up on the announced idea to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently criticized the 1935 decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a museum. The massive 6th century A.D. cathedral was the...

Culture 02.01.19 | 12:47

US and Israel withdraw from UNESCO

The United States and Israel officially quit the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural agency at the stroke of midnight, the culmination of a process triggered more than a year ago amid concerns that the organization fosters anti-Israel bias. The withdrawal is mainly procedural yet serves a new...