14:52 GMT05 July 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)

    The UNESCO Executive Board unanimously approved on Tuesday a Russia-drafted proposal on the role of the organization in restoring the ancient city of Palmyra and other Syria's historic sites.

    PARIS (Sputnik) — The 199th session of the UNESCO Executive Board is underway in Paris on April 4-15.

    "From a practical point of view, while strongly condemning the deliberate destruction of the cultural heritage, we express our readiness to unite efforts and means to restore and preserve Palmyra and other Syrian sites on the World Heritage list," Russia's Permanent Delegate to UNESCO Eleonora Mitrofanova said presenting the draft document.

    Violence Erupts as Islamic State Rises (1881)


    Learning From Russia: Why Washington Gets It All Wrong About Syria
    Russia Ready to Send Experts to Palmyra to Evaluate City's Condition
    What Advantages US Could Take of Russian Air Campaign in Syria
    Russian Deminers Defuse Some 3,000 Explosives in Syria's Palmyra - Shoigu
    UNESCO, Russia, Palmyra
    Community standardsDiscussion