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New Delhi, Mar 27 (JEN): President of India Pranab Mukherjee on Friday greeted citizens as India gears up to celebrate Ram Navami on Saturday. more
India celebrates Swami Vivekananda's 153rd birth anniversary

Kolkata, Jan 12 (JEN): India on Monday paid homage to Hindu monk and seer, Swami Vivekananda, who took Hinduism to the world arena, on his 153rd birth anniversary.

Ritual dancing, bread-making among cultural practices added to UN heritage list

New York, Nov 27 (JEN): Brazil's martial art of Capoeira, Burundi's ritual dance of the royal drum and the preparation of Lavash – a popular flatbread integral to Armenian cuisine â ...

UNESCO chief appeals to parties in Libya to stop destruction of cultural heritage

New York, Oct 16 (JEN) The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Wednesday called on all parties in Libya to safeguard the country’s ...

On International Day, UNESCO chief says literacy not only improves lives, it saves them

New York, Sept 9 (JEN) With one in four young people – 175 million adolescents – unable to read a single sentence, International Literacy Day is an opportunity to remember one ...

UN urges Viet Nam to ensure pluralistic cultural expression

New York, Nov 30 (JEN): Now that Viet Nam has made great strides in economic development, it is time to increase opportunities for public debate and better protect ethnic, artistic and acad ...

New York museum gets inspired by UN

New York, Nov 26 (JEN) On the spot in Queens, New York where the United Nations General Assembly met during the late 1940s, a Mexican artist is testing his hypothesis that ordinary people, t ...

Poetry in the time of war

Call it poetry in motion. Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN)’s Borhan Osman while on road trips in the conflict ravaged country has gathered a large collection of verses on wheels. Th ...

UNESCO designates new members of Creative Cities

New York, Oct 22 (JEN): The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), Zahlé (Lebanon), Kraków (Poland) a ...

UN launches essay contest to celebrate multilingualism

New York, Oct 15 (JEN): The United Nations is asking college and university students to write an essay in one of its six official languages on the role of multilingualism in a globalized wor ...