News in Brief 21 May 2015 (AM)

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Syrian children refugees learning at a class room in Lebanon. Photo: UNESCO/Dalia Khamissy

"Transformative vision for education" agreed

The international community has agreed, to what the UN cultural organization, UNESCO has described as a "transformative vision for education."

The agreement, known as the Incheon Declaration, will set the agenda for education across the world for the next 15 years.

UNESCO's Director-General, Irina Bokova, said it reflected the determination to ensure that all children and young people gain the knowledge and skills they need to live in dignity and to reach their potential.

Relief supplies reach western Libya

Ten trucks carrying relief supplies to people displaced by conflict have crossed the border between Tunisia and Libya, the World Food programme, WFP, has confirmed.

Violence and insecurity in the North African country is continuing and has led to massive population displacements and an increase in humanitarian needs.

WFP says it aims to provide life-saving assistance to a total of 243,000 internally displaced people in Libya over the next six months.

Guatemala urged to improve detention conditions

Guatemala has been urged by the UN's torture prevention body to improve the independent monitoring of detention conditions in the country.

The UN's Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture said changes were needed to protect people held in prison against torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

The call came at the end of the first visit to Guatemala by the body.

Daniel Dickinson, United Nations.

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