Tag: Unesco

UNESCO Adds Durga Puja To 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' List
UNESCO Adds Durga Puja To 'Intangible Cultural Heritage' List

UNESCO also commended the concerned organisations in Kolkata for their initiatives to involve marginalised groups and individuals as well as women in their participation in safeguarding the intangible cultural heritage.

Prolonged School Closures Due To Covid Pose Threat To Gender Equality: UNESCO Study
Prolonged School Closures Due To Covid Pose Threat To Gender Equality: UNESCO Study

Drawing on evidence from about 90 countries and in-depth data collected in local communities, the report shows that gender norms and expectations can affect the ability to participate in and benefit from remote learning.

India Re-Elected To UNESCO Executive Board For 2021-25 Term
India Re-Elected To UNESCO Executive Board For 2021-25 Term

The UNESCO Executive Board is one of the three constitutional organs of the United Nations' agency (the others being the General Conference and the Secretariat) and it is elected by the General Conference.

Unesco Delegation Visits Visva-Bharati
Unesco Delegation Visits Visva-Bharati

External heritage conservation experts were roped in to assist them.

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Tagore's Visva Bharati Likely To Be Part Of UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) with the help of Viswa Bharati University has prepare a fresh dossier and has already submitted it to UNESCO.

Harappan Site, Dholavira In Gujarat Gets ‘World Heritage Site’ Tag From UNESCO

India’s nomination of Dholavira, the Harappan City in the Rann of Kutch, Gujarat was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage list on Tuesday (July 27).

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UNESCO Prize For Girls, Women’s Education; Click For Application Process, Other Details

Bhubaneswar: UNESCO has invited nominations for the 2021 edition of UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education which will be awarded to two laureates for outstanding efforts in favour of girls and women’s education. The two laureates will receive an award of US$ 50,000 each. As per the official notification, the nominations should be forwarded […]

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Odisha’s Manabasa Gurubara, Chhau & Ravana Chhaya included in Intangible Cultural Heritage list

Bhubaneswar: Manabasa Gurubara, a traditional ritual of Odisha and two age-old famous performing arts from the State – Chhau dance and Ravana Chhaya were among the 106 items listed as Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of India. The list was launched by Union Minister for Culture Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi on Saturday. Informing about […]

90% Journalist Killers Not Convicted Between 2006-18: UNESCO

Paris: Almost 90 per cent of those responsible for the killing of 1,109 journalists around the world between 2006 and 2018 have not been convicted, according to a new UNESCO report. According to the report, the Arab States constituted the deadliest part of the world for journalists (30 per cent of global killings), followed by […]

On Birth Anniversary, Mahatma To 'Return To Life' At UNESCO

New Delhi: Mahatma Gandhi is ‘set to return to life’ in the form of a hologram at UNESCO Paris to mark the International Day of Non Violence 2019. The life size 3D hologram will “address audience” to explain the Mahatma’s philosophy in a life-like audio visual medium. The 3D hologram will feature in the Ahimsa […]

Op-Ed: Why No Odisha Monument In Centre’s List of Iconic Destinations?

By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: Odisha has always prided itself on its art and culture. Temples scattered across the state bear testimony to its great architectural tradition. The sun temple at Konark, a marvel of architectural excellence, has been listed as a UNESCO heritage site. Apart from the Sri Jagannath temple in Puri and the shrine […]

Jaipur conferred Unesco Heritage Site status

New Delhi: The historic walled city of Jaipur, the capital of India’s Rajasthan, received the status of a Unesco World Heritage Site on Saturday. The decision was taken at the 43rd session of the Unesco World Heritage Committee, which is taking place in Baku, Azerbaijan from June 20 to July 10. In addition to Jaipur, […]

After Sri Lanka attacks, Goa starts beach patrolling

Panaji: After the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, Goa Police has started special beach patrols, with armed policemen astride motorcycles who will patrol the beach belt to ward off threats from potential attacks, an official said on Wednesday. “The South Goa district police have stared special motor-cycle patrols in all our beach areas to ward off […]

Waterlogging threat to Konark Sun Temple: CM seeks Centre's intervention

Bhubaneswar: Initiating measures to save the pride of Odisha’s culture and heritage, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Monday shot a letter to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma urging an immediate intervention into the water drainage problem at the Sun Temple of Konark. In his letter, Patnaik stated that the flooding problem in Konark Temple poses a […]

Ex-NCERT director nominated as India's representative to Unesco

New Delhi: India on Sunday nominated former Director of NCERT, Prof. J.S. Rajput as India’s representative to the Executive Board of Unesco, said an official statement. An eminent educationist with rich experience in various fields, he is also known for his contributions in reforms in school education and teacher education. Rajput has recently completed the […]

Turkey's endangered 'bird language' enters Unesco list

Ankara: The unusual and very efficient whistle language used as a means of communication by villagers in remote northern Turkey entered the Unesco list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Unesco has accepted the “bird language” of Black Sea villagers as an endangered part of world heritage in need of urgent protection, Xinhua news agency reported on […]

Unesco confirms Audrey Azoulay as new chief

Paris: The UN cultural agency UNESCO on Friday named France’s Audrey Azoulay as its new Director-General. The second woman to hold the post, she will take over from outgoing UNESCO chief Irina Bokova on November 15, the agency said. UNESCO’s general conference, which includes all 195 members, on Friday formally approved Azoulay’s four-year term after […]

Israel to join US in quitting Unesco

Jerusalem: Israel has said it will join the US in pulling out of the UN’s cultural organisation Unesco, after US officials cited “anti-Israel bias”. Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the US decision as “brave and moral”, a statement said, BBC reported on Thursday. The agency is known for designating world heritage sites such as […]

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Dharmendra Pradhan writes to CM on UNESCO, ONGC keenness to conserve Chilika

Bhubaneswar: Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today apprised Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik about the joint initiatives United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) plan to take up to develop Chilika Lake as World Heritage site and preserve the ecosystem […]

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Old Goa Church complex needs to be preserved better: Goa Portuguese consul

Panaji: The Portuguese consulate in Goa is in the process of cobbling together a network of government and civilian agencies to spruce up and preserve the iconic Old Goa Church complex that is currently plagued by poor garbage management and ringed by unkempt shanties selling souvenirs to tourists. Speaking to IANS on the sidelines of […]

Unesco's Kalinga Prize money increased to $40,000

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has decided to double the prize money of Unesco Kalinga Prize-2017 to $40,000, an official said on Wednesday. The government also decided to double the administrative expenses regarding the prize to $20,000. Following a proposal of the Union Ministry of Science and Technology, the increase in the prize money was approved […]