KATHMANDU, March 26: The UNESCO Nepal National Commission Secretariat has called for nominations for the 'UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education' for the year of 2024.

LUMBINI, Feb 1: The final nomination document for including Tilaurakot, Kapilvastu in the list of World Heritage Sites has been presented to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre on behalf of the Government of Nepal. Tilaurakot is the capital of the ancient Shakya republic.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), with support from Norway, have joined hands for a three-year project to strengthen Nepal’s school education system’s response to climate change.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: In response to the surge of online dis- and misinformation, hate speech and conspiracies taking toll across the globe, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has released a guideline on how the digital platforms could be governed by respecting human rights online.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The Department of Archeology has prepared a draft to enlist the Tilaurakot area of Kapilvastu on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The World Teachers' Day is being observed today to celebrate the work of teachers. At the call of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Day has been observed on October 5 each year since 1994 to honor teachers' communities around the globe.

RIYADH, Sept 11 : An Israeli delegation is in Riyadh for a UNESCO meeting, an Israeli official told AFP on Monday, marking the country's first publicly announced visit to Saudi Arabia. The visit, for UNESCO's World Heritage Committee session, coincides with speculation about a potential normalization of ties between the two countries in future.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 8: International Literacy Day is being observed today. This Day has been celebrated across the world since 1967 at the call of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

KATHMANDU, May 10: Experts during a discussion program organized on the theme of the World Press Freedom Day 2023 expressed their view that independent media is central to good governance in democracy.

KATHMANDU, May 3: World Press Freedom Day is being observed today across the globe including in Nepal.

BEIJING, March 25: The United States should demonstrate its sincerity to abide by international rules and respect the international rule of law, and only by doing so will it win the trust of the international community, and gain the support of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) members before it returns to UNESCO, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: On the occasion of the 8th International Day for Women and Girls in Science, UNESCO and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) conducted a dialogue on, “Leadership of Women and Girls in Science” on Friday.

KATHMANDU, March 12: UNESCO Representative to Nepal Michael Croft has said that Nepali people should be able to build their narrative that best describes this culturally rich nation.

An Amsterdam museum said Thursday it has cut its close links to the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg and UNESCO warned of damage to Ukraine’s cultural heritage, as international cultural institutions stepped up their condemnation of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

KATHMANDU, June 25: The 33rd Annual General Meeting of the Nepal National Commission for UNESCO approved its upcoming policy and program today.  The meeting approved of organizing the Asia Pacific Regional Conference aimed at preserving the intangible culture and heritages.

International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance that was created by the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO - the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). The day is celebrated annually on April 29, which happens to be the birth anniversary of Jean-Georges Noverre, the creator of modern ballet. The day aims to encourage participation and education in dance through events and festivals that are held all over the world.

The baguette - a mix of wheat flour, water, yeast, salt and a pinch of savoir-faire and as much a symbol of France as the Eiffel Tower - may soon join UNESCO’s listing of cultural treasures.

Khokana: Living museum of Nepal

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Government of Nepal, Lalitpur Metropolitan City and Civil Society should come together to approach UNESCO to include Khokana and its traditional mustard seed oil industry in the full-fledged list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There are more Nepali artworks around the world waiting to be brought back, such as three pieces of a 300-year old ancient pauwa art stolen from Itumbahal in Kathmandu in 1979.

ITAHARI, Feb 21: As the world is celebrating UNESCO-declared International Mother Language Day on 21 February, today. However Nepal's indigenous Lohorung language speakers are not in celebration mood.

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday urged Nepali policy makers to adopt policies to provide a conducive environment for media freedom.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 19: A mission of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has expressed concern over the reconstruction progress of the heritage sites damaged by 2015 earthquake in Nepal.

What ails heritage reconstruction?

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The 2015 great earthquakes had a major impact on cultural heritage. Hundreds of monuments, including palaces, temples, monasteries, chaityas, bahals, sattals and patis collapsed and many were badly damaged.

KLADRUBY NAD LABEM, July 16: A Czech stud farm founded 440 years ago to breed and train ceremonial horses to serve at the Habsburg emperor’s court has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list, acknowledging the significance of a tradition that has survived for centuries.

KATHMANDU, July 10: The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has decided to pull out of the restoration of Jagannath and Sree Krishna Mahavishnu (Gopinath) Temples at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square, a World Heritage Site.

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KATHMANDU, July 9: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Tuesday announced its withdrawal from the restoration works of Jagannath and Gopinath temples at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in the capital.

KATHMANDU, June 9: For the first time, 10 percent customs duty is being levied on all types of books imported from India. The students will be directly hit with this provision coming into effect from coming July 17 as stipulated in the budget statement for the fiscal year 2019/20.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has banned vehicular movement along the Tilganga-Guheshwari road section under pressure from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The UN body had repeatedly written to the PADT not to allow vehicles in the World Heritage Site.

KHALANGA, March 16: The master plan to develop Sinja valley as a religious, historic and tourist area has been put in uncertainty as no concrete efforts have been made in this regard, complained the local people. Sinja valley is where the Nepali language originated from and is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

WELLINGTON, March 1 :  An environmental disaster is unfolding in the Pacific after a large ship ran aground and began leaking oil next to a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Solomon Islands, Australian officials said Friday.

UNESCO has added eight pre-Islamic Iranian archeological sites to its World Heritage List, raising the number of Iran cultural places on the UN agency's list to 24.

KATHMANDU, March 29: The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has been playing crucial role towards pushing educational advancement and preserving the cultural heritages during 20 years of its partnership with Nepal.

DoA officials demand UNESCO apology

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KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Officials at the Department of Archeology (DoA) have taken strong exception to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)’s nod to the illegal construction of a commercial complex inside the UNESCO World Heritage Site Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square’s protected monument zone and demanded apology from the UN agency. DoA officials said the construction violates the existing building by laws.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Locals residing at and around Kathmandu Durbar Square have organized a protest program against United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Nepal representative Christian Manhart.

PARIS, Oct 9: UNESCO’s executive board is choosing a new leader to replace departing director Irina Bokova, whose tenure was marred by funding troubles and tension over its inclusion of Palestine as a member.

TOKYO, July 15: Visitors will not be allowed to set foot on a men-only UNESCO World Heritage island in Japan from next year, an official said Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The national convention of National Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations of Nepal kicked off from Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Reactive Monitoring mission of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has asked the committee to place the cultural heritage of Kathmandu Valley in the danger list in view of the government's failure at timely reconstruction of heritage sites  damaged by earthquake in 2015. Inclusion in the list means the heritage sites concerned  might loose their world heritage status.

One journalist is killed every four-and-a-half days, according to a shocking report released by UNESCO on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The UNESCO Office in Kathmandu on Thursday expressed serious concerns over the inappropriate rebuilding of Balgopaleshwar Temple at the center of Ranipokhari pond.