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

UNESCO celebrates 2nd edition of International Day of Light

Published: May 21, 2019

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has celebrated the 2nd edition of International Day of Light (IDL-2019) on 16th May to mark the role light plays in our daily lives. IDL aims to raise awareness of the critical role light-based technologies play in our lives, elevating science, technology, art, and culture to ..

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16 May:  International Day of Light observed

Published: May 18, 2019

The International Day of Light (IDL) was observed on May 16 by UNESCO. The year 2019 marks the global celebration of Second International Day of Light after its inauguration in 2018. About IDL It is an annual, global initiative which provides a focal point for continued appreciation of light. It calls to harness potential of ..

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China to host Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations

Published: May 14, 2019

China will be hosting a Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations in Beijing, starting from 15 May to 22 May 2019. During the event an opening ceremony will be held by Chinese President Xi Jinping and six parallel sub forums will be conducted. Key Highlights About: Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilizations (CDAC) is being ..

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World Press Freedom Prize 2019 awarded to Myanmar Journalists

Published: May 4, 2019

The World Press Freedom Prize also known as UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is formally conferred every year by Director-General of UNESCO, on occasion of World Press Freedom Day observed on 3 May. Recipients of World Press Freedom Prize 2019 In 2019 award would be shared by two jailed Myanmar journalists ‘Wa Lone’ and ..

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World Press Freedom Day observed on 3 May

Published: May 3, 2019

The World Press Freedom Day 2019 is observed on 3 May 2019. It is being jointly organized by UNESCO, African Union Commission and Government of Ethiopia. The year 2019 marks 26th celebration of WPFD. The main event is being held at African Union Headquarters at Addis Ababa. The World Press Freedom Day It is observed ..

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