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Stories with organization: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • UNESCO to investigate pirate treasure hunt in Madagascar 
    Updated: May-14-15 7:37 am

    ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - The United Nations is sending experts to Madagascar to assess a claim by underwater explorers that they had found treasure and the wreck of a ship belonging to the pirate known as Captain Kidd, a U.N. official said.

  • UN says destruction of Mideast historical sites 'war crime' 
    Updated: May-13-15 9:21 am

    CAIRO - The chief of the U.N.'s education and culture agency launched a dramatic appeal in Cairo on Wednesday, saying that the destruction and looting of archaeological sites in the Middle East - such as the rampage perpetrated by the Islamic Sate group in Iraq - should be condemned as a "war crime."

  • Japan WWII kamikaze base to seek UNESCO 'memory' recognition story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 5:46 am

    TOKYO - A Japanese city's plan to seek UNESCO recognition for its collection of documents related to its role as a launching base for "kamikaze" suicide attacks in the desperate last months of World War II is raising questions over how such memories should be preserved.