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UNESCO: Specialised agency of the United Nations
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris, France. Its declared purpose is to contribute to promoting international collaboration in education, sciences, and culture in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. It is the successor of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.


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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for UNESCO

Watch: Aleppo souk reopens, representing return to former way of life [Video]Watch: Aleppo souk reopens, representing return to former way of life

The market, which was partially destroyed in the fighting that took place in the city, is part of an area listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its Arab culture.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published


'A failing state and DNA of terrorism': India slams Pakistan at UNESCO conference in Paris

Pakistan was placed 14th on the Fragile State Index in 2018, the Indian diplomat said.
DNA - Published

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

(This Nov. 13 story corrects to make clear "Voices of the World" is in partnership with Saudi Arabia and that the project with UNESCO is separate)
Reuters - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

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.
DNA - Published

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..
DNA - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

Walled city of Jaipur gets UNESCO world heritage tag

Pink Perfect: Its Urban planning shows exchange of Mughal, Hindu ideas
DNA - Published

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..
IndiaTimes - Published

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.
Reuters - Published

72% of disabled kids in 0-5 age group out of school: Unesco

IndiaTimes - Published

LGBT bullying in schools takes heavy toll, reveals Unesco report

IndiaTimes - Published

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