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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2015 photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks at the reopening ceremony of the newly restored Hollyhock House designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright in the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. The house, which was almost demolished in the 1940s, earned Los Angeles its first World Heritage designation in July 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

UNESCO plaque unveiled at Lloyd Wright's Hollyhock House

Feb. 23, 2020 7:14 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — State and local officials in California unveiled a plaque designating architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in Los Angeles as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam B. Schiff and Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell delivered remarks at a...

People dressed in carnival costumes with a UNESCO theme take part in the annual carnival parade in Aalst, Belgium, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. The Aalst Carnival parade included stereotypical depictions of Jews for the second year in a row and the Belgian government said that the anti-Semitism in the three-day festival embarrassed the nation and endangers society. The Carnival was kicked off the United Nations' UNESCO heritage list last year after a float rife with anti-Semitic symbols raised worldwide condemnation. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Carnival in Belgium again has Jewish stereotypes in parade

Feb. 23, 2020 5:02 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Aalst Carnival parade included stereotypical depictions of Jews for the second year in a row and the Belgian government said that the anti-Semitism in the three-day festival embarrassed the nation and endangers society. The Carnival was kicked off the United Nations' UNESCO heritage...

Prada partners with UN on 10-city ocean education project

Feb. 5, 2020 11:25 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian fashion house Prada is helping to fund a United Nations program that will enlist high school students from 10 cities to spread awareness about how humans impact the world's oceans, organizers said Wednesday. The Sea Beyond project is part of a wider, decade-long initiative to promote...

UN alarm at education crisis: 258 million kids not in school

Jan. 24, 2020 7:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. deputy chief said Friday there is an “alarming” crisis in education, pointing to the 258 million children under the age of 17 who are not going to school — and only 49 percent completing secondary education. In addition, about 770 million adults are...