United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization Current Affairs - 2019

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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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 Read More…

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16 May:  International Day of Light observed

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 Read More…

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World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is observed every year on March 21st by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). World Poetry Day aims to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world. The decision to observe March 21st as World Poetry Day was adopted by UNESCO during its 30th session held Read More…

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