INCCU Meet with UNESCO

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.
INCCU Meet with UNESCO 
  • 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

Question: 

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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