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UNESCO: Specialised agency of the United Nations for education, sciences, and culture
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, the arts, the sciences, and culture. It has 193 member states and 11 associate members, as well as partners in the non-governmental, intergovernmental, and private sector. Headquartered at the World Heritage Centre in Paris, France, UNESCO has 53 regional field offices and 199 national commissions that facilitate its global mandate.

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Final of the UNESCO listed ritual dance of the royal drum in Burundi [Video]

Final of the UNESCO listed ritual dance of the royal drum in Burundi

Listed as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO since 2014 , the ritual dance of the royal drum is "a practice that shows happiness" and a tradition that Burundians hope to preserve and..

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Espionage, love affairs and UNESCO: The real story behind the Czech Christmas glass beads [Video]

Espionage, love affairs and UNESCO: The real story behind the Czech Christmas glass beads

The handmade production of blown glass beads into Christmas tree decorations in Poniklá, Czech Republic, earned the craft a place on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage last year. But..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:53Published
Durga Puja accorded heritage status by UNESCO, PM Modi, CM Mamata Banerjee express joy|Oneindia News [Video]

Durga Puja accorded heritage status by UNESCO, PM Modi, CM Mamata Banerjee express joy|Oneindia News

Kolkata’s Durga Puja has been accorded with UNESCO’s heritage status, a move that was lauded by PM Narendra Modi and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee. #DurgaPuja #UNESCOHeritageStatus..

Credit: Oneindia     Duration: 02:08Published
Congoloese rumba 'cha-chas' into UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list [Video]

Congoloese rumba 'cha-chas' into UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list

The Democratic Republic of Congo has delighted in the addition of its traditional dance to the United Nations' cultural summit's list of intangible cultural heritage list, made for expressions,..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:31Published
Congolese rumba in the spotlight: Traditional music added to Unesco cultural heritage list [Video]

Congolese rumba in the spotlight: Traditional music added to Unesco cultural heritage list

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 02:08Published

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Those who accused me of not allowing Durga Puja celebrations in Bengal should be ashamed: Mamata Banerjee

A day after UNESCO accorded a heritage tag to Durga puja in Kolkata, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday, in a dig at the opposition BJP, said those who had accused her dispensation..
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Kolkata's Durga Puja accorded 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' status by UNESCO

UNESCO accorded heritage status to Kolkata's Durga Puja festival by putting it on Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
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UNESCO heritage status to Kolkata's Durga Puja matter of great pride and joy: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed UNESCO's decision to accord heritage status to Kolkata's Durga puja festival as a "matter of great pride and joy for every Indian". The UNESCO has..
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Durga Puja on Unesco's 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity' list


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Unesco includes Srinagar in list of creative cities

Unesco has included Srinagar in the prestigious list of Creative Cities Network in the category of ‘Folk Art and Culture and Craft’, city mayor Junaid Azim Mattu said at a press conference here on..
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Climate change not sufficiently integrated in countries' education framework: UNESCO report


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1 lakh schools in India run with just 1 teacher each: UNESCO report

Around 1.1 lakh schools in India are single-teacher entities, according to Unesco’s ‘2021 State of the Education Report for India: No Teachers, No Class’. A total of 19% or 11.16 lakh teaching..
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J&K eyes Unesco tag with Mughal Gardens facelift


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Unesco tags Dholavira World Heritage Site


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UNESCO declares Harappan city of Dholavira in Gujarat as World Heritage Site

India now has 40 world heritage properties overall, which includes 32 cultural, 7 natural, and one mixed property.
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UNESCO declares Telangana's 800-year-old Ramappa temple as a world heritage site

Telangana's 800-year-old Ramappa temple on Sunday was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO
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Telangana's Ramappa temple gets Unesco's world heritage tag; congratulations to all, tweets PM Modi


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Baguette to battle for cultural protection as bakers warn of 'imposter' threat

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The humble baguette will battle against Paris rooftops and a wine festival to join the UNESCO listing of cultural treasures.
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Discovered in Bhimbetka, India’s lone fossil of world’s oldest animal

Hidden in plain sight, one of the rarest fossils in the world may have been discovered in the fascinating Bhimbetka rock shelters, a Unesco site about 40km from Bhopal. ​​​Researchers believe..
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UNESCO recognises two Odisha villages as Tsunami Ready


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UNESCO Director-General condemns killing of journalist in Uttar Pradesh

The Director-General of UNESCO has condemned the killing of a young journalist in Uttar Pradesh last month and urged the authorities to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice to deter other..
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Women under represented in school textbooks, shown mostly in traditional roles: UNESCO report


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Facebook, UNESCO join hands to promote virtual education in Corona times


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Coronavirus deprives nearly 300 million students of their schooling: UNESCO

Almost 300 million students worldwide faced weeks at home on Thursday as authorities closed schools in more than a dozen countries in an attempt to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, UNESCO..
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UNESCO Director General to visit India from February 4-6


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Themes for 71st R-Day tableaux: Goa's 'save the frog' campaign, J&K's 'back to village' programme

Goa's 'save the frog' campaign, Jammu and Kashmir's 'back to village' programme, architectural wonders and Unesco world heritage sites in Jaipur and Gujarat and 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism..
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UNESCO says U.S. signed treaties not to harm cultural heritage

UNESCO said on Monday that the United States has signed treaties committing it not to harm cultural heritage in the event of armed conflict.
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Traditional Thai massage get Unesco heritage status

At Bangkok's Reclining Buddha temple, Krairath Chantrasri says he is a proud custodian of an ancient skill -- the body-folding, sharp-elbowed techniques of Thai massage, which was added Thursday to..
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Pakistan's neurotic behaviour declined it to a failed state with 'DNA of terrorism': India

India has lashed out at Pakistan over its "juvenile propaganda" on its internal affairs, saying its neurotic behaviour has resulted in the country's decline to a nearly failed state with radicalised..
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'A failing state and DNA of terrorism': India slams Pakistan at UNESCO conference in Paris

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Italian tenor Bocelli joins Saudis and UNESCO to help children affected by war

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Unesco meet: India slams Pakistan over comments on Ayodhya verdict, Kashmir

India has lambasted Pakistan's juvenile propaganda over the SC's historic verdict on Ayodhya land dispute and Kashmir's transformation into union territories, saying the 'fabricated lies is..
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Fire rips through Turin's Cavallerizza Reale royal stables

A fire broke out in Turin's 18th century royal stables and riding school the Cavallerizza Reale on Monday, destroying part of the roof of the UNESCO world heritage site.
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Mahatma Gandhi brought to life through 3D hologram in Paris

The event was organised by UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) in cooperation with the Permanent Delegation of India at the UNESCO headquarters.
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Terrorism, corruption, dynastic rule being effectively tackled in New India: PM Modi

Addressing the Indian community at the UNESCO building here, Modi made a veiled reference to his government's decision to repeal provisions of Article 370 at stating that it took 70 years to remove the..
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No place for corruption, nepotism, loot of people’s money and terrorism in new India: Modi

Addressing the Indian community at the Unesco headquarters in Paris, Modi said the government had acted quickly on several issues and taken “major decisions”, such as bringing a legislation to ban..
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Narendra Modi invokes football spirit to highlight India-France bond

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday invoked the spirit of the football game to underline the close bond between India and France. During his address to the Indian community at the UNESCO..
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UNESCO seeks report on Darjeeling 'toy train' after it finds heritage site ill maintained

The report said many of the station buildings which are identified as major attributes of the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) have "lost original fabric and seriously deteriorated" since the..
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Walled city of Jaipur gets UNESCO world heritage tag

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Jaipur walled city now a world heritage site

The walled city of Jaipur, known globally as Pink City, has finally become a Unesco world heritage site. It is India’s first planned city founded by Sawai Jai Singh II in 1727, and is only the second..
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Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded UNESCO World Heritage status

UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing.
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