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UNESCO chief calls Annan "a great defender of peace, modern multilateralism" - ecns

UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay on Saturday mourned the passing away of former United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan, calling him "a great defender of peace and modern multilateralism". "A great defender of peace, he was the very ...

4th Collective Consultation Meeting of TSG, Traditional Games and Sports, of UNESCO, Takes Place In Istanbul, Turkey - Sportskeeda

One of the most important events of UNESCO of the year, the 4th collective consultation meeting of Traditional Games and Sports, of UNESCO, was held from August 12th to 15th in Istanbul, Turkey. Starting the meeting off on a positive note, many ...

Shimla toy train to host literary symposium on the go today - Hindustan Times

A literary event, onboard the moving toy train in Shimla, will be held on Sunday to commemorate Baba Bhalku, an illiterate shepherd who guided and helped the British in construction of the narrow gauge-track, now known as UNESCO World Heritage ...

Top railway officials visit Kalka station, inspect Barog stretch - Times of India

CHANDIGARH: In order to monitor the effect of heavy rainfall on the UNESCO world heritage track on the Kalka-Shimla stretch, the railway board chairman along with general manager of Northern Railways on Saturday visited the Kalka railway station.

Wall against water, made from natural material - Viet Nam News

He said Hội An City had been seeking green and sustainable solutions to preserve the city and its landscape as an UNESCO-recognised world heritage site. "Hội An's old quarter and its river system is closely linked with the world biosphere of the Chàm ...

International Literacy Day - Planeta.com

September 8 is International Literacy Day. Hashtag: #LiteracyDay. History September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.

India's looted past and terrorism funding - The Jerusalem Post

“I personally see very good reasons for why Israel and the US want out of UNESCO,” he said. “The biggest program for heritage at UNESCO is Unite For Heritage, and it does not even recognize heritage destruction outside of conflict zones. It's factually ...

Opening ceremony for Asian Games held in Indonesia - NHK WORLD

The dance is on UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage list. A moment of silence was observed for the more than 400 people who died in an earthquake that hit the Indonesian island of Lombok on August 5th. After that, President Joko Widodo declared the ...

UNESCO mourns death of Secretary-General Kofi Annan - Devdiscourse

"I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan," said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO. "A great defender of peace, he was the very embodiment of ...

Literary meet in Shimla toy train today - The Tribune

A unique literary meet will be held on board the UNESCO world heritage Shimla-Kalka toy train tomorrow as 30 writers and poets will undertake this memorable journey dedicated to the memory of Bhalkhoo, a villager, who earned the title of an “illiterate ...

Condolence Messages Pour In For One Of Africa's Great Peacemakers, Kofi Annan - ZimEye - Zimbabwe News

The President Nelson Chamisa @nelsonchamisa is saddened by reports of the untimely departure of a world elder and leader particularly at a time when @KofiAnnan was concerned and active on Zimbabwe and our quest for democracy. Only 3 weeks ago ...

On A Holy Roll: Russian Church Flexes Secular Muscle With Restitution Push - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

VLADIMIR, Russia -- The unique, UNESCO-protected 12th-century Golden Gate is a gem of this ancient city some 200 kilometers east of Moscow. Currently, it is owned by the Culture Ministry and houses an exhibition about the seizure of the city by Mongols ...

Women's Centre wins UNESCO prize for education - Jamaica Observer

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange and the chairman of the Jamaica National Commission for UNESCO have announced that the Women's Centre of Jamaica Foundation has won the prestigious ...

UNESCO: Dialect of Hamshen Armenians endangered in Turkey - Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am

The Armenian dialect of the Hamshen people of the Black Sea is one of the 18 languages under the threat of disappearance in Turkey, according to the UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in danger. The Homshetsma is the dialect of Hamshen ...

Central Turkey's Konya offers unique insights into Seljuk era - Daily Sabah

Turkey's Central Anatolian city of Konya offers unique insights into the Seljuk civilization's ancient mosque, madrasas and other architectural wonders. Konya, which has been listed as "Capital of Seljuk Civilization" in UNESCO's World Tentative List ...

The Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an, China: 'Nothing can prepare you for this' - Stuff.co.nz

The Terracotta Warriors, a UNESCO World Heritage site, are about 40 minutes from downtown Xi'an and we were about midway, when I dropped the clanger. The ancient, walled city had faded to mixed retail and office buildings, and then seemingly endless ...

Coca-Cola Launches New Bottle Design Inspired by Crete's Minoan Civilization - Greek Reporter

The limited-edition bottle features a modern design inspired by murals of Knossos Palace (a UNESCO World Heritage site), the famous myth of the Minotaur and the ancient ritual sport of bull-leaping in Crete, Taurokathapsia. “We were inspired by Cretan ...

China Is Much More Than Big Cities and Glitzy Sky Scrapers - Owned

China is home to 52 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and many of these gems are tucked away in the interiors of the country in unassuming towns and cities. Beyond Beijing's Modern Buildings, Shanghai's glitzy skyscrapers and Guangzhou's Cantonese ...

Lebanese Parliament Speaker calls for making up for "wasted time" - MENAFN.COM

Speaking at an AMAL Movement rally at the UNESCO Palace in Beirut, Berri criticized officials who are "abandoning responsibility for the country, paralyzing the state and undermining what's left of the economy." "We will not accept the continued ...

Guanajuato themed Flower Carpet at Brussels for 2018 - Devdiscourse

This year, it is twenty years exactly since the Grand-Place in Brussels was recognized as a Unesco World Heritage site. What better way to celebrate this than ... yes, with flowers! During the Flower Carpet, dozens of carpet artists from all over the ...

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. It is the heir of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture (French)
Emblem of the United Nations.svg
UNESCO logo English.svg
Abbreviation UNESCO
Formation 16 November 1945
Type Specialized agency
Legal status Active
Headquarters Place de Fontenoy, Paris, France
Membership
195 member states
Head
Irina Bokova
Website www.unesco.org

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (In French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. It is the heir of the League of Nations' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.

UNESCO has 195 member states and nine associate members. Most of its field offices are "cluster" offices covering three or more countries; national and regional offices also exist.

UNESCO pursues its objectives through five major programs: education, natural sciences, social/human sciences, culture and communication/information. Projects sponsored by UNESCO include literacy, technical, and teacher-training programmes, international science programmes, the promotion of independent media and freedom of the press, regional and cultural history projects, the promotion of cultural diversity, translations of world literature, international cooperation agreements to secure the world cultural and natural heritage (World Heritage Sites) and to preserve human rights, and attempts to bridge the worldwide digital divide. It is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.

UNESCO's aim is "to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information". Other priorities of the organization include attaining quality Education For All and lifelong learning, addressing emerging social and ethical challenges, fostering cultural diversity, a culture of peace and building inclusive knowledge societies through information and communication.

The broad goals and objectives of the international community – as set out in the internationally agreed development goals, including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – underpin all UNESCO strategies and activities.

UNESCO - What is it?

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UNESCO - It's Evil Purpose and Philosophy

"...The task before UNESCO... is to help the emergence of a single world culture with its own philosophy and background of ideas and with its own broad ...

US withdrawal from UNESCO: Examining the accusations

The US is going to pull out of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency. The decision by the US state department comes into effect at the end of December.

US, Israel Withdraw from UNESCO

Following the U.S. decision Thursday to quit the United Nations organization for education, science and culture, Israel announced it too will withdraw. The United ...

UNESCO History

The c was born on 16 November 1945 UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for ...

India gets 37th UNESCO World HERITAGE SITE - भारत ने में विश्व धरोहर स्थलों की संख्या अब 37 हो गई है

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