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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.