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Published on February 01, 2020
Current context: The meeting of the Indian National Commission for Cooperation (INCCU) with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was held in New Delhi on 30th January 2020.
  • Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ chaired the meet.
  • The meet emphasised on measures to promote UNESCO’s ideals and objectives in the fields of education, culture, communication, natural sciences and social and human sciences.
  • In the culture sector, UNESCO’s programmes aim to promote, preserve and safeguard cultural heritage and spread respect for all cultures.
  • The membership of National Commission consists of members of five Sub Commissions namely, Sub Commission for
    1. Education
    2. Natural Sciences
    3. Social Sciences
    4. Communication
    5. Culture
  • It was suggested that the five Sub Commissions to meet regularly on their own and should inform National Commission of all developments in their respective sectors.
  • Director General of UNESCO: Audrey Azoulay
  • Headquarters‎: ‎Paris, France
  • Founded‎: ‎4th November 1946
  • Union Human Resource Development Minister: Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’
  • Minister of State for Human Resource Development Minister: Sanjay Dhotre
  • Representative of India to the Executive Board of UNESCO: J.S Rajput


Q.1 The Indian National Commission for Cooperation (INCCU) with UNESCO functions under which ministry?
a. Ministry of Culture
b. Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare
c. Ministry of Human Resource Development
d. Ministry of External Affairs

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