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UNESCO recognizes Rio de Janeiro as World Capital of Architecture 2020

Published on January 23, 2019
Rio de Janeiro has been recognised as the 'World Capital of Architecture' for 2020 by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
UNESCO recognizes Rio de Janeiro as World Capital of Architecture 2020

Details:

  • Rio de Janeiro will be hosting the World Congress of the International Union of Architects (UIA) in July 2020.
  • The theme of the 2020 World Congress of the International Union of Architects is "All the worlds. Just one world".
  • UNESCO in the release said that "Through the range and quality of its activities, the World Capital of Architecture in Rio de Janeiro will demonstrate the crucial role of architecture and culture in sustainable urban development".

About the World Capital of Architecture initiative:

  • The World Capital of Architecture initiative underscores the common commitment of UNESCO and the UIA to preserve architectural heritage in the urban context.
  • UNESCO designates the World Capital of Architecture as per the partnership agreement with the UIA.
  • The World Capital of Architecture also hosts the UIA's World Congress, an event that takes place every three years.
  • The World Capital of Architecture aims to become an international forum for debates about pressing global challenges from the perspectives of culture, cultural heritage, urban planning and architecture.

Question:

Q. Which city has been recognised as the 'World Capital of Architecture' for 2020 by The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)?
a. London
b. New Delhi
c. Rio de Janeiro
d. Sydney
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