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Destruction of cultural site would be "enormous loss to humanity"

The Syrian archaeological site of Palmyra. Photo: ©UNESCO/F. Bandarin

The destruction of a cultural site in Syria would be a war crime and an enormous loss to humanity if it goes ahead, the Director-General of the UN cultural agency, UNESCO has warned.…

21 May 2015 / Listen /

News in Brief 21 May 2015 (AM)

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…

21 May 2015 / Listen /

News in Brief 19 May 2015 (PM)

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses the Sixth Asia Leadership Conference, held in Seoul, Republic of Korea. UN Photo/Evan Schneider

UN chief to make first visit to North Korea in 20 years The UN has confirmed that the Secretary-General,…

19 May 2015 / Listen /

News in Brief 19 May 2015 (AM)

A truckload full of UNHCR aid in Yemen. Photo: UNHCR

400,000 people receive food aid in Yemen Around 400,000 people have received food aid in Yemen during a five-day…

19 May 2015 / Listen /
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