Posts filed under World Heritage 2017

Julia Kennerley: What's even going on?

Okay, so if yesterday I thought the UN was a dramatic soap opera, today it’s reached a whole new level.  I’m currently watching four grown men in suits stand at a podium, seconds away from a punch up.  It’s kind of like Courteney Place on a Saturday night.  In fact the conference chair (whose role in this situation seems to be resident UN bouncer) just screamed into the microphone ‘call security, call security!!’.  So, here’s a quick summary of what’s being going on over the past four days: 

Posted on July 8, 2017 and filed under World Heritage 2017.

Julia Kennerley: Busting some UN myths

Sitting in on the UNESCO proceedings is a little like watching a live soap opera.  To be honest it’s a real saga - yelling, debating and an incredible amount of schmoozing.  There’s love, hate and relationship breakups - you should have seen the glares between the Philippines and the United Kingdom on Tuesday afternoon.  So, with this in mind, here are the top 5 things I’ve learnt so far.  

Posted on July 6, 2017 and filed under World Heritage 2017.