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UAE, UNESCO sign educational agreement


September 8th, 2012 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 7 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the UNESCO have signed an agreement on the operation of the the Sharjah-based Regional Centre for Educational Planning (RCEP).The agreement ... Read more...

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Unesco calls for girls access to primary education


March 6th, 2012 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, March 6 (IANS) Launching its global atlas of gender equality, Unesco Tuesday called for action on further increasing enrolment of girls in primary education across the world.The atlas was ... Read more...

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UNESCO raises Palestinian flag at Paris headquarters


December 14th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by BNO News
PARIS (BNO NEWS) -- The Paris headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday raised the Palestinian flag for the first time as the UN agency marked ... Read more...

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UNESCO creates fund to overcome US-induced shortfall


November 11th, 2011 - 8:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) UNESCO Friday launched an emergency multi-donor fund to overcome a shortfall caused by the US witholding its dues. The African nation of Gabon immediately donated ... Read more...

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UAE minister meets Unesco chief


October 31st, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 31 (IANS/WAM) The minister of education of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) met Unesco Director-General Irena Bokova on the sidelines of the Unesco session here.Humaid Al Qattami met ... Read more...

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Unesco lauds Abu Dhabi for culture initiatives


October 26th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 26 (IANS/WAM) The Unesco has praised the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) for its contribution to the development of culture and heritage in the Arab ... Read more...

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Africa’s kids deprived of secondary education: UN


October 26th, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 26 (IANS) Two out of three children in sub-Saharan Africa are left out of secondary school as governments are having trouble meeting the increased demand, the UN ... Read more...

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India to join exercise to re-enact Indian Ocean tsunami


October 7th, 2011 - 11:06 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 7 (IANS) India and over 20 other nations will participate next week in a full-scale exercise to test a United Nations-backed early warning system which will re-enact ... Read more...

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Indian ocean tsunami warning system on test Oct 12


October 6th, 2011 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Oct 6 (IANS) More than 20 nations will participate in a full-scale exercise on Oct 12 to test the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System, the Paris-based UN ... Read more...

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Unesco to train school principals


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) In a bid to create a positive impact on thousands of teachers and at least 10 million children, the Unesco will hold training programmes for ... Read more...

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UN drafts action plan to improve safety of journalists


September 20th, 2011 - 10:06 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A draft action plan to improve safety of journalists and combat crimes against them has been prepared by representatives of United Nations agencies in Paris, ... Read more...

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Bangkok selected as World Book Capital 2013


June 30th, 2011 - 7:32 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations (UN) on Wednesday announced that an international committee designated Bangkok, Thailand as World Book Capital 2013.Representatives from the publishing world, along with the UN ... Read more...

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Chinese opera star named Unesco Artist for Peace


May 24th, 2011 - 10:23 am ICT by IANS
Paris, May 24 (IANS) Chinese opera star Zhang Jun has been selected as the Unesco Artist for Peace for his commitment to promoting Chinese Kunqu opera, the Paris-based UN agency ... Read more...

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Imprisoned Iranian journalist wins UN press freedom prize


April 8th, 2011 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
New York, April 8 (IANS/AKI) An Iranian journalist and civil rights campaigner who has been in jail since his country's disputed presidential elections in mid-2009 has won a top UN ... Read more...

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UNESCO chief condemns killing of journalist in Yemeni protests


March 25th, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chief on Friday condemned the death of journalist Jamal Ahmed al-Sharabi, who was killed when gunmen last week ... Read more...

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Sikh group asks UNESCO to preserve Haryana ruins


March 12th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 12 (IANS) A Sikh community group has asked UNESCO to preserve and manage the ruins of Hondh-Chillar in Haryana, where a mass grave of Sikh victims of ... Read more...

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Cambodia and Thailand agree to UN-sponsored meeting over temple damage


March 12th, 2011 - 12:21 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Cambodia and Thailand on Friday agreed to a United Nations-sponsored meeting over the damage caused to an historic temple during the recent border clashes.Representatives from both countries ... Read more...

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UNESCO names Special Envoy to damaged Shiva temple on Thai-Cambodia border


February 12th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Feb 12 (ANI): United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is sending Koichiro Matsuura, former UNESCO Director-General, as its Special Envoy to the damaged Preah Vihear Hindu temple on ... Read more...

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UNESCO to assess damage to Hindu temple in Cambodia


February 9th, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar United Nations, Feb 9 (IANS) The United Nations cultural agency plans to send a mission to assess the damage caused to the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage site, ... Read more...

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Vietnam capital Hanoi turns millennium-old


October 1st, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, Oct 1 (IANS) Vietnam Friday kicked off a 10-day programme for celebrating the 1,000th anniversary of the country's capital city of Hanoi.Present-day Hanoi, which was known as Thanglong in earlier times, ... Read more...

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UNESCO Director-General Bokova condemns murder of Indonesian journalist


August 26th, 2010 - 10:26 pm ICT by BNO News
NEW YORK (BNO NEWS) – The Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova condemned on Thursday the murder of an Indonesian television journalist and called for ... Read more...

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New sites on world heritage list soon


July 23rd, 2010 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, July 23 (IANS) Representatives from over 100 countries will meet here to discuss the inclusion of new sites in the Unesco World Heritage List. This year, 32 new sites have been submitted ... Read more...

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Armenia’s Yerevan is 2012 World Book Capital


July 7th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 7 (IANS/WAM) Unesco has chosen Armenia's capital Yerevan as the World Book Capital for 2012 as part of the organisation's efforts to promote books and the reading habit. Yerevan, ... Read more...

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UAE donates $2 mn to Unesco fund


June 26th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, June 26 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has donated $2 million to Unesco's "Intangible Cultural Heritage" programme, as part of global efforts to help developing countries preserve their culture. An agreement ... Read more...

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UNESCO slams murders of journalists in Pakistan, Somalia


May 22nd, 2010 - 6:52 pm ICT by ANI
United Nations, May 22 (ANI): The head of the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the recent killings of journalists in Pakistan and Somalia, while underscoring the necessity of ... Read more...

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Unesco to help restore Haitian cultural heritage


March 11th, 2010 - 4:22 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, March 11 (IANS) The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) will set up a committee to help restore the Haitian cultural heritage damaged in a devastating earthquake in the Caribbean ... Read more...

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IGNOU world’s largest university: Unesco


January 17th, 2010 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is the world's largest, with its student base extending to three million, Unesco has said. "IGNOU is the largest University in ... Read more...

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Recognize Majuli Island as World Heritage site, Unesco urged


January 12th, 2010 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) After failing to make the cut twice, South Asia's largest river island - Majuli in Assam - may finally become a World Heritage site in the near ... Read more...

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IGNOU and Unesco ink agreement for cooperation


January 11th, 2010 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and Unesco Monday signed an agreement for cooperation for which the UN body will identify special programmes, facilitate outreach and ... Read more...

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Irina Bokova to be first woman Unesco director-general


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:59 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 22 (DPA) Bulgarian diplomat Irina Bokova was late Tuesday elected as the first-ever woman Unesco director-general, diplomatic sources said. The 57-year-old Bokova received 31 votes from the 58-member Unesco Executive Board. ... Read more...

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No new Unesco head after first round of voting


September 18th, 2009 - 5:11 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 18 (DPA) Controversial Egyptian Culture Minister Farouk Hosny failed to get the necessary majority late Thursday in the first round of voting to find a successor to outgoing Unesco director ... Read more...

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Sibal meets UNESCO chief, discusses Mahatama Gandhi Institute


July 10th, 2009 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, July 10 (ANI): Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal met UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura and impressed upon him India's keenness for establishing the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Peace Education and Sustainable ... Read more...

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Nine candidates in fray for UNESCO chief


June 9th, 2009 - 6:08 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, June 9 (Xinhua) Nine candidates are in the fray for the top job at the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), officials said. Current UNESCO director-general Koichiro Matsuura will end ... Read more...

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UNESCO honours murdered Sri Lankan journalist


May 4th, 2009 - 12:42 am ICT by IANS
Doha, May 3 (DPA) A murdered Sri Lankan journalist was Sunday posthumously awarded the 2009 UNESCO World Press Freedom Prize during a ceremony held in the Qatari capital. The ceremony honouring Lasantha Wickrematunge ... Read more...

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