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

UNEP: Actress Dia Mirza’s term as Goodwill Ambassador extended

Published: May 8, 2020

On May 7, 2020, the United Nations Environment Programme extended the term of actress Dia Mirza as the Goodwill ambassador of India till 2022. The actress is also United Nations Sustainability Development Goal Advocate. About Goodwill Ambassadors A Goodwill Ambassador in general is a person who supports global issue or specific cause. The United Nations ..

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Old City of Sana’a

Published: April 24, 2020

The UNESCO expressed concern about the extensive damage caused by the recent heavy rains in the Old City of Sana’a in Yemen. About the Situation The Old City of Sana’a was recently ravaged by heavy rains and flash floods. This is in addition to the ongoing conflict in the region, the lack of resources plaguing ..

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April 23: English Language Day; Spanish Language Day

Published: April 23, 2020

Every year, April 23 is celebrated as English Language Day. The Spanish Language Day is celebrated on the same day as well. English is one of the two working languages of the United Nations. The Day is also celebrated as World Book Day. Highlights The Day is celebrated as English Language Day to observe both ..

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April 21: World Creativity and Innovation Day

Published: April 21, 2020

Every year on April 21, the World Creativity and Innovation Day is celebrated by the United Nations. The day creates awareness about the importance of innovation and creativity to achieve United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. They are also called the Global goals. Highlights Creativity and Innovation are the two main wealth of a country in ..

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World Heritage Day

Published: April 20, 2020

The World Heritage Day or the International Day for Monuments and Sites was observed on April 18th to promote awareness about heritage of humanity. About The World Heritage Day is celebrated every year on 18th of April. It was designated in 1983 by the General Assembly of UNESCO to promote the awareness about diversity of ..

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