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UNESCO to publish Guru Nanak Dev’s writing in world languages

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to translate and publish an anthology of writings of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism (and also 1st of 10 Sikh Guru) in world languages to commemorate 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Also, National Book Trust (NBT) will publish Gurbani (various ..

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Iraq’s Babylon listed as UNESCO’s World Heritage Site

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage Committee has voted to list sprawling Mesopotamian metropolis of Babylon as a World Heritage Site (WHS) after 30 years of lobbying efforts by Iraq. Key Highlights Since 1983 Iraq had been trying to have Babylon site recognised by UNESCO. The World Heritage Committee met in ..

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State of the Education Report for India 2019 launched

The State of the Education Report for India 2019: Children with Disabilities, was recently launched at an event organized by UNESCO in New Delhi. The event was attended by more than 200 representatives from government, civil society, academia, partners and youth. To be published annually, the 2019 edition of report is 1st of its kind ..

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18 June: Sustainable Gastronomy Day observed

The Sustainable Gastronomy Day is observed all across the world every year on 18 June. Gastronomy refers to the study of relationship between food and culture and the commitment to sustainability implies responsibility for production and consumption of food. About Sustainable Gastronomy Day Background: In December 2016, United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 18 June ..

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21 May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development observed

On 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development was celebrated. The year 2019 has been declared ‘International Year of Indigenous Languages’ by UN General Assembly, so as to bring awareness to importance of linguistic diversity. Key Highlights Background: In 2001, The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted ..

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