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15. – CULTURE

RUSSIA / BAN OLYMPIC TORCH

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Olympic village inSochiand took part in the torch relay, receiving the flame from International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach. UNTV

6 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNESCO SYRIA HERITAGE SITES

Franscesco Bandarin, UNESCO's Assistant Director-General for Culture, said that the conflict in Syria"has hit cultural heritage in all its forms to an unprecedented level," adding that the loss of control of the territory by the central and local governments has resulted in illegal excavations of archaeological sites. UNTV

5 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / LIFEGUARDS

With thousands of city residents finally able to enjoy their country's seashores, a team of lifeguards have been trained by the municipality to ensure their safety and reduce the number of drowning cases that have occurred in the past. UN AU IST

1 Feb 2014 | Read More »

NICARAGUA / ANGIE HARMON

Actress and UNICEF ambassador Angie Harmon recently returned from a visit to Nicaragua, where she travelled to bring attention to the horrors of child trafficking within the Central American country and across the globe. During her trip Harmon witnessed UNICEF programs to protect children from violence, exploitation and abuse and spoke with adolescent girls and boys [...]

1 Feb 2014 | Read More »

UN / HIV AND SPORT

A global sport for development summit at UN headquarters honoured over 40 professional athletes for their commitment to philanthropic work. (intvs. with Seattle Seahawks Sidney Rice and former NBA player Jerry Stackhouse.) Ndaba Mandela and Kweku Mandela also announced plans for a UNAIDS "Protect the Goal" campaign to be launched at the 2014 FIFA World [...]

30 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNESCO EDUCATION REPORT

A UNESCO report on education reveals that one in four young people in poor countries are unable to read a single sentence. The report says that a global learning crisis is costing governments $129 billion a year and that ten per cent of global spending on primary education is being lost on poor quality teaching [...]

29 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / OLYMPIC TRUCE

With a little over a week to go before the Winter Olympics open in Sochi, Russia, General Assembly President John Ashe today urged United Nations Member States to observe the historic tradition of ceasing hostilities ahead of the Games. UNTV

29 Jan 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / AL SHABAB INTERNET

Businesses, schools, non-governmental organizations and public institutions in Somalia are increasingly reliant on the Internet and this hasn't boded too well with the insurgent group, al Shabab, which last week issued a statement banning the use of mobile Internet services and gave service providers a 15-day ultimatum to disconnect the service, threatening to punish those who [...]

14 Jan 2014 | Read More »

NEW YORK / KATY PERRY

Global pop superstar Katy Perry was appointed earlier this month by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on engaging young people in efforts to improve the lives of the world's most vulnerable children and adolescents. UNICEF

26 Dec 2013 | Read More »

UN / SPORT HOMOPHOBIA

Speaking about the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia and the World Cup in Qatar, tennis legend Martina Navratilova tells UNifeed that the more you try to suppress a group of people, the more attention you will call to it and "eventually you will lose because you're on the wrong side of history." UNTV

10 Dec 2013 | Read More »

 

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