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Wando County Designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Wando County Designated as UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

SEOUL, Sept. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The southwestern provincial county of Wando was designated Wednesday as a UNESCO biosphere reserve, the environment ministry said. The designation was decided during an International Coordinating Council session of the 33th UNESCO Man and the Biosphere Program currently under way in Nigeria via virtual links, the ministry said in [...]

UNESCO Says Japan Failed to Provide Sufficient Explanation on Forced Labor

UNESCO Says Japan Failed to Provide Sufficient Explanation on Forced Labor

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — A UNESCO committee on Thursday called for Japan to keep its promise to honor forced labor victims at an information center on industrial revolution sites registered on the World Heritage list. In a virtual session, the World Heritage Committee (WHC) adopted a resolution stating Japan’s failure to provide sufficient [...]

UNESCO Headquarters Hosts Korean Cultural Exhibition

UNESCO Headquarters Hosts Korean Cultural Exhibition

SEOUL, July 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency are co-hosting ‘Korea: Cubically Imagined,’ an exhibition held at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) headquarters in Paris that began on July 6. The exhibition showcases BTS’s video performance of “BTS Map Of [...]

S. Korea’s Lantern Lighting Fest Listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

S. Korea’s Lantern Lighting Fest Listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

SEOUL, Dec. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s lantern lighting festival, a springtime event held to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, has been officially inscribed as intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO, the government said Wednesday. The decision was made during the 15th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, [...]

Japan Negligent in Carrying Out UNESCO Recommendations on Wartime Forced Labor

Japan Negligent in Carrying Out UNESCO Recommendations on Wartime Forced Labor

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Japan remains negligent in carrying out UNESCO recommendations that the country offer correct accounts of wartime forced labor when describing the history of industrial sites recognized as World Heritage, an official said Friday. When the 23 Meiji-era industrial sites won the World Heritage recognition in 2015, Japan promised to [...]

S. Korea’s Lantern Lighting Fest Likely to be Listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

S. Korea’s Lantern Lighting Fest Likely to be Listed as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s lantern lighting festival, an event held to celebrate Buddha’s birthday, is expected to be inscribed as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO, the government said Tuesday. The festival of lights, also called the Lotus Lantern Festival or “Yeon Deung Hoe” in Korean, was among the 25 successful [...]

Anti-bullying Campaign, Stop the B by Riddhi and Vasundhara Oswal, Launches Inaugural Challenge on UNESCO’s Anti-bullying Day with Celebrity Support

Anti-bullying Campaign, Stop the B by Riddhi and Vasundhara Oswal, Launches Inaugural Challenge on UNESCO’s Anti-bullying Day with Celebrity Support

GENEVA, Nov. 5 (Korea Bizwire) — After experiencing bullying and cyberbullying first-hand, and the traumatic experience of secondary victimization by her school, Riddhi chose to turn this experience into a force for good. Along with her sister, Vasundhara, they launched their anti-bullying campaign, Stop the B. The campaign has chosen not only to speak to [...]