Kerala’s Nilambur and Thrissur join UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
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The Indian cities of Nilambur and Thrissur in the state of Kerala have joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
IMPORTANT FACTS -
- The global cities group also includes some of the most developed cities - Beijing, Shanghai, Hamburg, Athens, Incheon, Bristol and Dublin.
The cities in the list will benefit immensely from the exchange of ideas and solutions for development with other cities.
As per the announcement, a total of 78 cities from 44 countries have joined this list of UNESCO.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -
About Nilambur :
Nilambur is a major eco-tourism destination of Kerala.
It is mainly characterized by different socio-economic patterns and a mix of urban and rural populations.
It aims to promote sustainable development, gender equality, inclusivity and democracy through community ownership.
The city aims to ensure employment opportunities and UN Sustainable Development Goal-2 of 'Zero Hunger'.
About Thrissur :
It is known as the cultural capital of Kerala state.
It is also a major destination for some of the renowned educational and research institutions.
It is famous for the jewellery industry.
The main objective of Thrissur is to provide solutions and ideas on issues related to equitable access to education.
The UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities :
It is an international policy network that paves the way for the development and progress of other cities by sharing ideas and innovations on a global platform.
Warangal also joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
Warangal, the second largest city of Telangana, has joined the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
The Rudreshwar Temple (also known as Ramappa Temple) located at Palampet in Mulugu district, near Warangal, was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list in July 2021.
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