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UNESCO {established 16 Nov. 1945} is a specialized agency of the United Nations. Its predecessor was International Committee on Intellectual Co-operation (ICIC) which was created in January 1922. Its main objective contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture. Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes; ..

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India in UNESCO panel on Intangible Cultural Heritage

On July 7, 2022, India got elected to “Intergovernmental Committee of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)” for the third time. India will be a member for a period of 2022-2026. Key Facts In past, India has been a member of ICH Committee for two times viz., during 2006-2010 and 2014-2018. ..

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World Kiswahili Language Day

The World Kiswahili Language Day is observed across the world on July 7, annually. Background The day is observed following a declaration led by UNESCO member states. This year marks the 1st observance of this day. Resolution 71/328 deals with the adoption of “World Kiswahili Language Day”. It was adopted during 41st session of UNESCO ..

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UNESCO Reserve List: Khuvsgul Lake National Park

The Khuvsgul Lake National Park of Mongolia has been added to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO. Key Points This decision was taken during 34th session of International Co-ordinating council of Man and Biosphere Programme. This programme is taking place in Paris, France. The Man and Biosphere Programme is an intergovernmental scientific program. ..

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‘‘Vadnagar International Conference’

Three-day Vadnagar International Conference was inaugurated by Gujarat CM at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar (Gujarat) on May 18th. It was attended by the Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs and representatives from UNESCO. What is the objective of the conference? To discuss the topics like the cultural significance of Vadnagar, development of Vadnagar ..

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World Heritage Day – Update (April, 2022)

On the 18th of April every year, World Heritage Day is celebrated across the world. This day is also known as the International Day for Monuments and Sites. Overview: This day is observed to generate awareness about the importance of Heritage. This day also promotes ways to preserve and protect heritage across the world. The ..

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Tahiti Pristine Coral reef

The scientists have recently discovered a coral reef along the coast of Tahiti. The reef is two miles long and is unaffected by anthropogenic activities and climate change. About the coral reef The coral reef was discovered during a dive expedition. The expedition was supported by UNESCO. The corals discovered were six feet in diameter. ..

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