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Fact Sheet for United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

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Observations: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, commonly known as UNESCO, is a specialized agency of the United Nations system established in 1945. Its main objective is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, for the rule of law and for the human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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Yodelling earmarked for Unesco World Heritage status

Switzerland plans to request Alpine art of yodelling is added to Unesco list of world's protected "intangible heritage" The Alpine art of yodelling may soon be awarded Unesco World Heritage status, if Switzerland gets its way.The Swiss government has ... [Published Telegraph - 2 hours ago]
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UNESCO welcomes the creation of a new press council in the FYR Macedonia

over 250 participants took part in the 8th South East Europe Media Forum in Skopje, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, organized with the support of UNESCO and the European Commission.To kick off the Forum, UNESCO set up an event with the Council ... [Published UNESCO - 5 hours ago]
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Edinburgh, Now in Technicolor

Edinburgh is the "grey metropolis in the North." It has been for centuries, and thanks to Unesco, the capital of Scotland will keep its dour exterior for the foreseeable future. But couleur locale is all in the mind. This map, by Scottish artist Claire ... [Published Big Think - 18 hours ago]
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Switzerland wants yodelling, watchmaking on UNESCO heritage list (AFP)

Geneva (AFP) - Switzerland announced Wednesday it would like the Alpine country's deep-seated traditions such as yodelling and precision watchmaking to be inscribed on a United Nations global heritage list. ... [Published Yahoo! News Australia - 19 hours ago]
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DP: Govt to address teachers concerns on salaries

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UNESCO highlights role of Cuba in the fight against Ebola

. Dr. David Nabarro, United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola, addressed UNESCO Executive Council after participating at the Extraordinary Summit ALBA-TCP on Ebola, in Havana, last October 20th.Dr. Nabarro appealed to the international community to increase ... [Published Cubaminrex - Oct 22 2014]
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First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

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Russian delegation presents report on situation in Crimea at UNESCO session

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