All posts tagged "UNESCO"

  • Four Duksung Women's University students pose with award certificates at the Sejong Hotel in Myeong-dong, central Seoul, Oct. 2, after being selected as an excellent team for the UNESCO Climate Change Youth Frontier Initiative. They include Hwang Nam-hee in the first row. Others are, from left in the second row, Park Si-hyun, Lee Han-nah, and Han Ji-hye. The team, named Limited Edition, launched an environmental campaign to promote using environment-friendly materials as cosmetic containers. (Courtesy of Duksung Women's University)
    Duksung University students lauded for climate change campaign

    By Chung Hyun-chae Four students from Duksung Women’s University were chosen as an excellent team for the UNESCO Climate Change Youth Frontier Initiative, a university spokeswoman said Monday. The initiative was a program organized by the Korean...

    • Posted October 13, 2015
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  • Two Korean documents chosen for UNESCO Memory of the World

    Books by Korean Confucian scholars from the Joseon era, as well as the KBS live 1983 broadcast “Reuniting Separated Families,” were registered as UNESCO’s Memory of the World documents Friday, according to Yonhap. The decision came from...

    • Posted October 12, 2015
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  • This undated file photo shows Hashima Island off Nagasaki, southwestern Japan. It is one of the seven early industrial facilities out of its 23 for which Japan won world heritage status at a meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the German city of Bonn. (Yonhap)
    Opinion: Japan’s play of words

    Tokyo must respect its statement on forced labor Japan, in winning world heritage status for its old Meiji-era industrial sites, made a small but significant acknowledgement on Korean forced labor. “There were large numbers of Koreans and...

    • Posted July 7, 2015
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  • This undated file photo shows Hashima Island off Nagasaki, southwestern Japan. It is one of the seven early industrial facilities out of its 23 for which Japan won world heritage status at a meeting of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee in the German city of Bonn. (Yonhap)
    Japan admits wartime forced labor in new heritage sites

    BONN/SEOUL, July 5 (Yonhap) — Japan won world heritage status Sunday for its old industrial sites, some linked with its wartime labor atrocities, after a deal with South Korea to publicly acknowledge a related history. “There was...

    • Posted July 6, 2015
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  • Korea has third-highest number of international students in the world

    Koreans rank third in the number of international students around the world, says a UNESCO report. International students from South Korea numbered 123,000 in 2012, behind China’s 694,000 and India’s 189,000, Japan’s The Nikkei reported Saturday. In...

    • Posted June 16, 2014
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  • A view of Yongmeori Haean and Mt. Sanbang.  (Korea Times photo by Yun Suh-young)
    The 9 geo-tourism spots on Jeju

    By Yun Suh-young Jeju Island has always been a popular destination for travelers in search of natural beauty and serenity. There are so many places to go on Korea’s most-visited resort island, and if you are wondering...

    • Posted February 13, 2014
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  • Donam Seowon is located in Nonsan, South Chungcheong Province. The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) plans to propose nine “seowon” (Neo-Confucian academy) for inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for 2015. (Korea Times file)
    CHA to propose ‘seowon’ for UNESCO heritage

    By Chung Ah-young The Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) plans to propose “seowon” (Neo-Confucian academy) for inclusion on UNESCO’s World Heritage list for 2015. The nine academies proposed are Sosu Seowon (in Yeongju); Namgye Seowon (in Hamyang); Oksan...

    • Posted December 10, 2013
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