UNESCO

UNESCO Board Endorses ‘World Olive Tree Day’

Following a proposal by Lebanon and Tunisia, UNESCO's executive board has recommended support for "all efforts leading to the proclamation of the World Olive Tree Day"

Historic Hadrian Olive Oil Returns

In keeping with Hadrian’s love for knowledge and the intellect, the olive oil will be sold in his Villa’s bookshop.
Special Report

Neapolitan ‘Pizza Twirling’ Makes UNESCO List

Two million people signed a petition supporting the official recognition of 'pizzaiuolo' pizza twirling.

Jaén Seeks UNESCO Nod for its ‘Sea of Olives’

The provincial government of Jaén has been the leader in pursuing the recognition of the unique Andalusian terrain as a World Heritage Site.
Olive Oil Times Special

Proposal to Include Apulia’s ‘Plain of Olive Trees’ on Unesco List

Three municipalities have joined forces to protect an area with a concentration of thousand-year-old olive trees.

Mediterranean Diet Makes UNESCO’s Intangible Heritage List

The UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee inscribed 51 new elements on UNESCO’s Lists of Intangible Heritage including the Mediterranean Diet.
Special Report

On Nutella, Olive Oil and Obesity

The recent Nutella affair provoked scandal and outrage in Italy, while the UNESCO decision enshrining olive oil was met with understated pride. What's going on here?

UNESCO ‘Cultural Heritage List’ to Include Mediterranean Diet

The Intangible Cultural List was started in 2003 and now comprises some 166 entries, including Croatian Lace Making, Argentinean Tango and Tibetan Opera.