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S. Korea, UNESCO to Support Vocational Education in 5 African Countries

S. Korea, UNESCO to Support Vocational Education in 5 African Countries

SEJONG, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea and the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) held a ceremony on Monday to mark their implementation of a project to support technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in five Africancountries, the Ministry of Education said. The five-year project, known as Better Education for Africa’s Rise II (BEAR II), which started in 2017, supports the five countries – Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Tanzania and Uganda – in improving [...]

S. Korea Picked to Establish UNESCO Documentary Heritage Center

S. Korea Picked to Establish UNESCO Documentary Heritage Center

SEOUL, Nov. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea said Tuesday it has been selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to establish an institute for its documentary heritage register. The International Center for Documentary Heritage (ICDH) will be built in Cheongju, 137 kilometers south of Seoul. The proposal was approved unilaterally [...]

Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

Jeju’s ‘Haenyeo’ Female Divers to Receive Government Allowance

JEJU, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Jeju Island’s aging traditional female divers known as ‘haenyeo’ are set to receive an allowance from the local government beginning in September. According to a new ordinance enacted by the Jeju provincial government last month, aging haenyeo divers, who are also recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, will [...]

UNESCO Officials and Diplomats Watch ‘the Battleship Island’ in Paris

UNESCO Officials and Diplomats Watch ‘the Battleship Island’ in Paris

SEOUL, July 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Korean film “The Battleship Island” held a prescreening for UNESCO officials and diplomats in Paris to increase the world’s awareness of the dark history of the Japanese island where hundreds of Koreans were forced to work as coal miners and sex slaves during World War II, its distributor [...]

Gov’t Retracts Application For Ancient Wall To Be Listed on UNESCO Heritage Site

Gov’t Retracts Application For Ancient Wall To Be Listed on UNESCO Heritage Site

SEOUL, March 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean government scraped a plan to put an ancient wall built in 1396 on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cultural Heritage Foundation (CHA) said Tuesday. The decision came after the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), an advisory group to UNESCO, ruled [...]

Cheongsong Geopark Highly Likely to Be Added to UNESCO List

Cheongsong Geopark Highly Likely to Be Added to UNESCO List

CHEONGSONG, South Korea, Dec. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The UNESCO Global Geoparks Network has recommended that Cheongsong National Geopark in South Korea’s southeastern region be registered on its geoparks list, the Cheongsong municipality said Friday.  The recommendation to the municipal government in the country’s southeast province of North Gyeongsang raises the prospects that the mountainous [...]

‘Haenyeo’ Divers Likely to Become UNESCO Cultural Heritage

‘Haenyeo’ Divers Likely to Become UNESCO Cultural Heritage

SEOUL, Nov. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – The Cultural Heritage Administration said Monday that Haenyeo, women divers of Jeju Island, are likely to become a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. If the application is successful, Haenyeo will become Korea’s 19th cultural heritage recognized by UNESCO.  The Evaluation Body of UNESCO suggested the South Korean culture [...]