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April 14, 2022
April 14, 2022

Jamdani: Its heritage and recognition in the world map

Jamdani is a fine muslin fabric originated in Bangladesh, not very new in the global map. The opulence of jamdani design not only makes it a technical marvel but also guarantees its omnipotence in the handloom industry, no machine could ever surpass its richness. The much appreciated and cherished art of Jamdani weaving of Bangladesh has been duly recognised by UNESCO as the intangible cultural heritage in 2013. It is at the same time a recognition for the weavers.

December 20, 2021
December 20, 2021

Children's books on traditional games launched by Unesco, The Asia Foundation

The Asia Foundation in Bangladesh and Unesco Dhaka Office joined forces to produce and disseminate books and reading materials focused on cultural heritage of Bangladesh, and to promote reading among children and youths.

June 23, 2020
June 23, 2020

Positive policies helping Bangladesh move towards inclusion in education: UNESCO

Bangladesh has taken many positive initiatives towards inclusion in education but needs to do more in removing remaining barriers, says a new global report.

January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020

Nominate heritage sites in Bangladesh: Dept of Archaeology asks public

Countries are supposed to make a ‘tentative list’ of sites eligible to be a Unesco World Heritage Site every year, but Bangladesh has not done so in 20 years.

July 7, 2019
July 7, 2019

India's Jaipur, Myanmar’s temple city Bagan awarded Unesco World Heritage status

Unesco inscribes India’s 18th century Jaipur city, one of the most popular tourist spots in India, and Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site,

July 6, 2019
July 6, 2019

Babylon designated UNESCO World Heritage Site

The ancient city of Babylon, first referenced in a clay tablet from the 23rd century BC, is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, after a vote that followed decades of lobbying by Iraq.

July 5, 2019
July 5, 2019

Unesco delays decision on Sundarbans

The Unesco has postponed the decision of including the Sundarbans on the List of World Heritage in Danger until next year, urging the Bangladesh government again to halt a large-scale industrial construction around the mangrove forest.

December 5, 2018
December 5, 2018

Vashkar Bhattacharjee receives Unesco laurel

Vashkar Bhattacharjee, a visually-impaired Bangladeshi national, has been awarded the Unesco/Emir Jaber al Ahmad al Jaber al Sabah Prize for Digital Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities.

September 5, 2018
September 5, 2018

Doodle tribute to all teachers

As a part of the world's celebration of Teachers' Day 2018, Google Doodle pays a special tribute to the mentors of our lives.

July 12, 2018
July 12, 2018

Preema promoting peace and humanity in Euro train

Nazia Andaleeb Preema, a prolific visual artist of Bangladesh, recently participated in the first of its kind International Action Painting Symposium in Chalkida, Greece, organised by UNESCO.