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Unesco chief regrets Israel’s withdrawal

On October 12, the US formally notified the Unesco that it would withdraw from the organization on December 31, 2018. On the same day, Israel welcomed this decision and announced it was considering a similar move due to the body’s “anti-Israel” bias

All sadhu body asks UP govt to keep it informed about Kumbh related decisions

UNESCO declares Kumbh Mela as India’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

The list describes Kumbh Mela as “the festival of the sacred Pitcher” where pilgrims bathe or take a dip in a sacred river.

Lack of accountability is hindering progress in education sector: UNESCO report

The UNESCO report highlighted that providing universal quality education should be the responsibility of the government and all education stakeholders.

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Asian education systems conceived on narrow, ‘nationalistic’ terms, says UNESCO

Contrary to common perception, South Asian countries were seen to accord the highest weightage to gender equality.

World seeing rise of exclusive politics: UNESCO chief Audrey Azoulay

“We see today the rise of exclusive politics and discourses of division. We see diversity being rejected as a source of weakness. “We see myths of ‘pure’ cultures of lore being gloried, fuelled by ignorance and sometimes hatred. We see others being scapegoated and repressed.”

After withdrawal from UNESCO, US warns other UN agencies

US taxpayers should “no longer be on the hook to pay for policies that are hostile to our values and make a mockery of justice and common sense,” US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement.

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Israel says Donald Trump’s UNESCO pullout means ‘new era’ at UN

Washington opposes any move by UN bodies to recognise the Palestinians as a state, believing that this must await a negotiated Middle East peace deal.

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US withdraws from UNESCO, accuses the organisation of anti-Israel bias

Washington would establish an “observer mission” to replace its representation at the Paris-based agency, said State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.

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No girls allowed: Japan’s men-only island gets UNESCO nod

The tiny landmass of Okinoshima is permanently manned by a Shinto priest who prays to the island’s goddess, in a tradition that has been kept up for centuries.

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Ahmedabad becomes India’s first World Heritage city

In June, members of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO had visited Ahmedabad and had informed the Central govt that it has deferred Ahmedabad’s world heritage city nomination. The WHC had stated that it was not satisfied with the documentation related to the “outstanding universal values” for Ahmedabad’s walled city.

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Sahapedia-Unesco Fellowships in Indian cultural heritage launched

The Sahapedia-Unesco Fellowships, available to post-doctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, post-graduates, and graduates is expected to generate critically researched, engaging content in multimedia formats.

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Australia must do more to protect reef: UNESCO

The reef is facing a number of threats, including poor water quality due to agricultural runoff, climate change, illegal fishing and coastal development.

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IS destruction at Syria’s Palmyra a ‘war crime’: UNESCO

“This destruction is a new war crime and an immense loss for the Syrian people and for humanity,” Irina Bokova.

Urban sprawl threatens Thailand’s Ayutthaya world heritage site

Today, the city attracts tourists from around the world who come to admire the ruins and stone Buddha statues at Ayutthaya, once the ancient capital of Thailand, then known as Siam.

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Life beyond IITs and PMT: Scientist SV Eswaran

Scientist SV Eswaran says parents should let their children grow in an organic manner