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Jandiala Guru’s UNESCO recognized Thatthera craft must be preserved

The Thatthera craft tradition, originating from the culturally rich Thatheras of Jandiala Guru, Amritsar, is a time-honored practice of crafting exquisite vessels from copper, brass, and bronze.

Experts appreciate launch of book on mapping of the archives in India by IGNCA and UNESCO

New Delhi/IBNS:  There is crucial need for continuous and diligent efforts in mapping the archives existing in India, said Dr. Sanjay Garg, Deputy Director, National Archives of India.

UNESCO calls for regulations on AI use in schools

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Thursday called on governments to regulate the use of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI) in education and research, including age limits for users.

UNESCO education report advises ban on smartphones in school

New York: A new UN report raised concerns on Wednesday about the excessive use of smartphones, calling for them to be banned in schools worldwide. According to the UN's education, science and culture agency UNESCO, the over-use of mobile phones impacts learning.

IGNCA holds the first Brainstorming Session on UNESCO Memory of World Programme in India

New Delhi/IBNS:  Memory is crucial for survival of humanity, said Union Minister for State for Culture and External Affairs, Meenakshi Lekhi in her address as the chief guest at the Brainstorming Session on UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme in India.

UNESCO unveils new AI roadmap for classrooms

New York: The UN convened the first ever global meeting with education ministers from around the world to explore risks and rewards of using chatbots in classrooms, announcing on Friday a new roadmap to chart a safer digital path for all.

UNESCO: French baguettes, Chinese tea ceremony, join protected heritage list

New York: Holy Week in Guatemala, traditional tea preparation in China, and the artisanal knowledge surrounding France’s iconic daily bread loaf, the baguette, are among the latest cultural practices and expressions to be recognized by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Mamata Banerjee honours UNESCO's Durga Puja tag with grand rally in Kolkata's heartland celebrating hues of Bengali culture

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Thursday walked in a mega rally, organised by her government in the heartland of Kolkata, to express gratitude to the The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) for recognising Durga Puja as an intangible cultural heritage.

Indian govt celebrates successful inscription of ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on the Representative List of ICH of Humanity in 2021 in the presence of UNESCO representatives

New Delhi: The Ministry of Culture along Sangeet Natak Akademi, the designated nodal agency for ICH, in collaboration with the National Museum and National Museum Institute,organized the celebration of the successful inscription of ‘Durga Puja in Kolkata’ on the Representative List of ICH of Humanity in 2021.

UNESCO adds Bengal's Durga Puja to its 'Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity' list

Kolkata/IBNS: West Bengal's iconic festival Durga Puja , which is celebrated in a grand manner in Kolkata, has been added to the UNESCO's "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity" list.

New UNESCO education report calls for ‘new social contract’

New York: Imagining a new future for education by 2050, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is asking three questions: What should be continued? What should be abandoned? And what needs to be creatively invented afresh? 

On International Day, UNESCO spotlights power of jazz to promote dialogue among cultures

Washington, May 1 (Just Earth News): Marking International Jazz Day, the United Nations cultural agency today stressed the power of jazz to unite people and its contribution to peace.

Education needs to change fundamentally to meet global development goals

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). It also shows that education needs a major transformation to fulfill that potential and meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet.

UNESCO lauds West Bengal government’s rural craft hub initiative

Kolkata, Feb 23 (IBNS): UNESCO, the United Nation’s specialized agency for art and culture, has praised the West Bengal Government’s Rural Craft Hub initiative.