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Thailand to nominate Andaman Marine Protected Areas as world heritage

BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand is preparing to nominate Andaman Marine Protected Areas as a World Heritage Site at a World Heritage Committee session in July, hoping to help stimulate the economy post-COVID-19 while promoting a sense of pride among Thai people. The Thai government is preparing to add Andaman Marine Protected Areas to its tentative […]Read More


UNESCO Lists Thai Massage as Humanity’s Cultural Heritage

BANGKOK, Dec 13 (TNA) — The Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage has included “Nuad Thai, traditional Thai massage” in its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Nuad Thai is Thailand’s second cultural heritage to receive the listing after its “Khon, masked dance drama in Thailand” was listed […]Read More


Thailand elected to sit on the World Heritage Committee

Thailand is one of nine new members elected to the World Heritage Committee at the 22nd General Assembly of the State Parties to the WHC meeting, being held from November 27th to the 28th at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The other new members are Egypt, Ethiopia, Mali, Nigeria, Oman, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia and South […]Read More


UNESCO lists Khon as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity

BANGKOK, 30th November 2018 (NNT) – The Department of Cultural Promotion has set out plans to promote the Thai Khon performance throughout 2019 after it was accepted by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Minister of Culture Weera Rojpojanarat said today he had received a report from the Department of Cultural Promotion’s Director-General […]Read More

Chiang Mai

Chiang Mai park to be proposed for world heritage status

BANGKOK, 14th September 2018 (NNT) – The World Heritage Committee has given its approval to proposals to acknowledge cultural heritage sites throughout Chiang Mai, which is to submit a request for UNESCO World Heritage status this September 30. Khun Sirikitiya Jensen led the drafting of an action plan for the development and preservation of historic […]Read More


US Withdraws From UNESCO – State Department

The United States has announced that it will withdraw from UNESCO at the end of 2018, citing a need for reform and an anti-Israel bias in the organization, State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said in a statement on Thursday. “On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the US […]Read More


Israel suspends UNESCO cooperation after Jerusalem resolution

PanARMENIAN.Net – Israel suspended cooperation with UNESCO on Friday, October 14 after the UN cultural organisation adopted two resolutions on east Jerusalem ahead of a final vote next week, AFP reports. In a letter sent to UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, Education Minister Naftali Bennett accused the body of ignoring “thousands of years of Jewish […]Read More


Thailand wins UNESCO award for cultural heritage conservation

BANGKOK, 4 September 2013 (NNT) – UNESCO has granted the Award of Excellence in the 2013 Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation to the principal chedi of Wat Prayurawongsawas Worawihan in Bangkok, Thailand. Head of the Culture Unit in UNESCO Bangkok office Tim Curtis said the UNESCO headquarters had announced the results of the […]Read More