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

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France bids for UNESCO recognition for baguette [Video]

France bids for UNESCO recognition for baguette

The baguette - a mix of wheat flour, water, yeast, salt and a pinch of savoir-faire and as much a symbol of France as the Eiffel Tower - may soon join UNESCO's listing of cultural treasures.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:18Published
Unesco stands by the sea: UN launches initiative to deepen our knowledge of the sea [Video]

Unesco stands by the sea: UN launches initiative to deepen our knowledge of the sea

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2 more trains resume services on Kalka-Shimla heritage line after over 10 months [Video]

2 more trains resume services on Kalka-Shimla heritage line after over 10 months

Two more trains have resumed their services on Kalka-Shimla heritage line on February 01. The train services have been resumed after over 10 months amid COVID-19 pandemic. Now, there will be total four..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:21Published
The Swiss art of automata now part of UNESCO's intangible heritage [Video]

The Swiss art of automata now part of UNESCO's intangible heritage

The traditional craftsmanship has been recognised as being among the world's cultural heritage after mechanical watchmaking and art mechanics were jointly inscribed on UNESCO's Representative List of..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:44Published
COVID-19 impact: Taj Mahal see decline in tourist footfall [Video]

COVID-19 impact: Taj Mahal see decline in tourist footfall

The overall footfall of tourists has fallen down at the famous historical monument of India. Taj Mahal has been witnessing few attendances of both national and international tourists. The historical..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 03:00Published
Tai Chi enters UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list [Video]

Tai Chi enters UNESCO intangible cultural heritage list

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:32Published

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

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

Pakistan was placed 14th on the Fragile State Index in 2018, the Indian diplomat said.
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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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72% of disabled kids in 0-5 age group out of school: Unesco


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LGBT bullying in schools takes heavy toll, reveals Unesco report


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