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UNESCO: Specialised agency of the United Nations for education, sciences, and culture
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) aimed at promoting world peace and security through international cooperation in education, arts, sciences and culture. It has 193 member states and 12 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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UNESCO Week of Sound: “We find ourselves in a crisis situation” [Video]

UNESCO Week of Sound: “We find ourselves in a crisis situation”

The theme of this year's edition is “Savoir écouter, savoir se parler” (“Knowing how to listen, knowing how to talk”)

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:32Published
UNESCO grants Odesa's historic centre World Heritage in Danger status [Video]

UNESCO grants Odesa's historic centre World Heritage in Danger status

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:41Published
Ukraine’s Odesa city put on UNESCO heritage in danger list [Video]

Ukraine’s Odesa city put on UNESCO heritage in danger list

The UN cultural agency, UNESCO, said on Wednesday that it had designated the historic centre of the Ukrainian city of Odesa, as a World Heritage in Danger site.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:35Published

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'Bengal govt banned Durga Puja, now taking credit for UNESCO honour': BJP slams Mamata Banerjee

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Ahead of Durga Puja 2022, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee makes BIG announcement

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Century-old Bihar college astronomical lab is now on UNESCO list

Authorities are hopeful that the Bihar government will take crucial steps for conserving the astronomical observatory which is now on UNESCO list.
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Those who accused me of not allowing Durga Puja celebrations in Bengal should be ashamed: Mamata Banerjee

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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

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