UNESCO's new campus inaugurated in Delhi


UNESCO Director General, Irina Bokova, along with the HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar jointly inaugurated the new premises of Unesco, New Delhi, cluster office at Chanakyapuri, on Wednesday. The designer of the building, provided by the Centre, Satish Gujral was also present at the ceremony.

As per a TOI report, Bokova said, "This building stands as a symbol of the values shared by India and Unesco, of our belief in the power of education, the sciences, culture, communication and information as foundations for sustainable development and a more just and peaceful world."

A short film 70 years of Unesco in India: Living in Harmony and Peace was also screened during the event.

Bilateral meetings were held by Bokavo with Prakash Javadekar and union minister of railways, Suresh Prabhu. She also participated in an international consultation on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through Education and in the Talking across Generations event on Thursday organised by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development.

On September 1, she will travel to Gujarat on a two-day trip and will visit the Rani-ki-Vav (Queen's Stepwell), a World Heritage site, located in Patan.  During the final leg of her mission, she will visit the historic city of Ahmedabad, the first urban centre in India to be inscribed on the World Heritage List.