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AseanPlus News 26 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Eight of 28 geoparks on Unesco list in China

OF THE world's 28 geoparks approved by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) recently, eight are in China.

Education 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Promoting dialogue between cultures

THE recent launch of the Mondialogo Engineering Award contest on Feb 13 marks the second step towards launching and developing the Mondialogo partnership formed by DaimlerChrysler and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).

Lifestyle 21 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Buildings with character

Can our unique architectural heritage survive the onslaught of modernisation to become a world-class tourism product? ANDREW SIA looks at the issues.

AseanPlus News 21 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

China ranks third globally in heritage sites

OF THE 754 sites on the United Nations' World Heritage List, 29 are located in China, the third largest number in one country.

AseanPlus News 20 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Buddhist shrine a world heritage site

Buddhism's holiest shrine was formally dedicated as a world heritage site yesterday, with Indian officials saying it would one day rival the Vatican or Mecca.

Lifestyle 20 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Whither my mother tongue

Tomorrow is International Mother Language Day. While Malaysia has never had to fight to safeguard her multi-lingual heritage, PATSY KAM tells of her own struggle to preserve her mother tongue.

Lifestyle 20 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Award winners

THE world's best examples of sustainable community development initiatives came under the spotlight yesterday and received due recognition with the presentation of the Equator award.

Letters 15 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Who’s to blame for Indonesia’s high dropout rate?

B>JAKARTA:/BThe Unesco report on education published this week is yet more evidence of Indonesia's poor education system. According to the report, as many as 7% of Indonesia's 26 million children between the ages of seven and 12, or about 1,820,000 children, are forced to terminate their elementary school education before they finish their fifth year.

Lifestyle 13 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Andean venture

IT gets extremely cold in the upper reaches of the Andes Mountains in Ecuador, more than 4,000m above sea level, so it is just as well that the local people can rear alpacas to provide them with wool for ponchos, socks, hats and gloves.

Lifestyle 11 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Local involvement crucial

THE involvement of local communities in conservation projects by parties from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will boost the effectiveness of these efforts, Unesco Natural Heritage section chief Natarajan Ishwaran said.