UNESCO: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

10 November: World Science Day for Peace and Development

Published: November 11, 2019

Ever year 10th of November is celebrated as World Science Day for Peace and Development. It was established by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2001 with the objective of highlighting important role and importance of science in society and in our daily lives as well as the need to engage wider ..

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UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in India

Published: November 2, 2019

UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 with the objective to promote creative aspects of various cities around the world; and to nurture and sustain their cultural traditions. UCCN Cities The member cities that form part of the Network come from all continents and regions with different income levels and populations. They work ..

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Mumbai and Hyderabad included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Published: November 2, 2019

On October 30, 2019, 66 cities were designated by UNESCO as Creative Cities. The cities are named creative based on their mission to place creativity and creative economy at the core of their urban development to make their city safe, inclusive, resilient and sustainable in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goal From ..

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UNESCO designates Hyderabad as Creative City of Gastronomy

Published: November 1, 2019

On the occasion of World Cities Day (WCD-2019), UNESCO has announced that Mumbai and Hyderabad have been designated as Creative City of Films and Creative City of Gastronomy, respectively. By joining the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN), the cities pledge to share their best practices and develop partnerships involving public and private sectors as well ..

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Four Indian sites win UNESCO Cultural Heritage Conservation Awards

Published: October 15, 2019

Four sites from India have been chosen for the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. The awards were announced in Penang, Malaysia on 14 October 2019. This year marks the 20 years since the institution of awards. Key Highlights In this year’s awards, 16 projects from 5 countries namely– India, Bhutan, China, New Zealand ..

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