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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; ..

Kung Fu Nuns won UNESCO Martial Arts Education Prize 2021

Prestigious “Martial Arts Education Prize 2021” was conferred to the world-renowned Kung Fu Nuns of Drukpa order of Buddhism. Key Points Prize was given to them from the UNESCO International Centre for Martial Arts to honour their brave acts of service. The Prize recognises the historic “acts of service and championing of gender equality in ..

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State of the Education Report for India-2021

On the occasion of World Teacher’s Day, “United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)” released its “State of the Education Report (SOER)-2021 for India: No Teachers, No Class”, on October 5, 2021. Key Facts This report is the annual flagship publication of UNESCO New Delhi. Report is prepared on the basis of extensive research. ..

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International Day for Universal Access of Information

International day for Universal Access of Information is observed on September 28 every year by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Key Facts This day is observed because, torrential flow of information is the result of dominant paradigm considering the availability of information assign of the development. As a result, common perspective ..

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September 9: International Day to Protect Education from Attack

United Nations observed the International Day to Protect Education from attack on September 9, 2021. Key Points First ever ‘International Day to Protect Education from Attack’ was observed by United Nations on September 9, 2020. This day was established by the adoption of UN General Assembly Resolution 74/275. This resolution was presented by the State ..

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September 8: International Literacy Day

International Literacy Day is observed on September 8 every year in a bid to remind the importance of literacy for individuals, communities and societies. Background The day was proclaimed by UNESCO on October 26, 1966 at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference. First International Literacy Day was celebrated in 1967.  This tradition is being ..

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