Tag: Unesco

World Teachers' Day
Why India celebrates Teachers' Day on 5th September and others on 5th October

One such occasion that both students and teachers look forward to is Teachers' Day. India has been commemorating Teachers' Day since 1962, whereas UNESCO has been celebrating World Teachers' Day since 1994.

  • Wednesday, 05 October 2022
India adds three new cultural sites to World Heritage list in reflection of its soft power

A product of human endeavour and effort, JingKieng Jri, is an aerial bridge, created by weaving and using roots of Indian Rubber tree.

  • Saturday, 23 July 2022
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.

  • Wednesday, 15 December 2021
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.

  • Sunday, 21 November 2021
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.

  • Thursday, 18 November 2021
Unesco Delegation Visits Visva-Bharati
Unesco Delegation Visits Visva-Bharati

External heritage conservation experts were roped in to assist them.

  • Tuesday, 26 October 2021
Visva Bharati University
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.

  • Monday, 27 September 2021
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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  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan thanks Odisha
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 […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
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 […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Old Goa Church
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 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021