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UN cultural agency rolls out literacy programs in South Sudan

© UNESCO /M. Hofer (2011), A female student of Hai Tokyo School on the outskirts of Juba, South Sudan participates in a English reading exercise

Literacy programs are being rolled out in South Sudan to help teach as many people to read and write as possible, according to an education specialist with the UN cultural agency. Small libraries,…

15 Jan 2015 / Listen /

Papua New Guinea faces up to "resource curse"

PNG/UN Photo

Papua New Guinea is facing up to the challenge of a so-called "resource curse" as it focuses on boosting…

27 Nov 2014 / Listen /

Upsurge in tribal clashes “great challenge” for Darfur peacekeepers

Abiodun Bashua. UNAMID@PHOTO

An upsurge in inter-tribal clashes has been a great challenge for peacekeepers in Darfur since January this year, according…

3 Oct 2014 / Listen /

Town of Amirli in northern Iraq remains under siege: OCHA official

Iraqi siblings displaced from conflict. Credit: S. Baldwin/UNHCR

The town of Amirli has been under siege by armed groups affiliated with the Islamic State in Iraq and…

19 Aug 2014 / Listen /
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