Unesco removes ‘racist’ Belgian carnival from heritage list

UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), has removed the ‘Carnival of Aalst’ of Belgium from its Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity List. The 2019 carnival featured a parade float that included racist and anti-Semitic representations which mocked the Orthodox Jews. The carnival was added to the Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2010.

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS SO 2019:

  • UNESCO formation: 4 November 1946.
  • UNESCO Headquarters: Paris, France.
  • UNESCO Director-General: Audrey Azoulay.

Source: The Guardian

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