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UN / IRAQ HERITAGE

The UN General Assembly Thursday condemned "the barbaric acts of destruction and looting of the cultural heritage of Iraq carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant." UNIFEED UNTV

28 May 2015 | Read More »

KOREA / WORLD EDUCATION FORUM

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova kicked off the 2015 World Educational Forum Tuesday in Incheon, Korea. WEF Pool  

20 May 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / PRESS FREEDOM DAY

The UN Mission in South Sudan helped organize a four-day training as part of activities to mark World Press Freedom Day, which is observed on 3 May. UNMISS

1 May 2015 | Read More »

UNESCO / JAZZ DAY

Some 185 countries worldwide Thursday took part in the fourth annual International Jazz Day, the UN's cultural organization, UNESCO said. UNESCO

30 Apr 2015 | Read More »

UNESCO / AMANPOUR

CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour Wednesday became UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Freedom of Expression and Journalist Safety in a ceremony at the Organization's Headquarters in Paris. UNESCO

29 Apr 2015 | Read More »

DOHA / CULTURAL TRAFFICKING

The UN cultural agency warned today that destruction and trafficking of Iraq's and Syria's cultural property has reached an unprecedented scale. It also fuels the conflicts by providing revenues for armed groups and terrorists. UNIFEED UNTV

16 Apr 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / AMOS WHITAKER ARRIVAL

Valerie Amos, the UN humanitarian chief and Forest Whitaker, UNESCO's Special Envoy for Peace and Reconciliation arrived in South Sudan to assess the humanitarian situation faced by people affected by the conflict and highlight the urgent need for peace and stability. UNMISS

6 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN/ OBAMA GLOBAL EDUCATION

United Nations officials said today that despite global gains in the number of children enrolled in school, many of the world's students fail to leave their educational experiences with the skills necessary for them to succeed in life and help their nations develop. UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE  

24 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT

UN Special Representative on Children in Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, warned that 700 children have been killed in Iraq and more than 500 in Gaza since the beginning of the year. She noted that some of these crimes may amount to “war crimes” and that “we cannot afford impunity in the face of such grave [...]

8 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / UNESCO TIMBUKTU

With 500,000 euros provided by the European Union, UNESCO will coordinate the reconstruction of destroyed mausoleums, the rehabilitation of mosques and private libraries in Timbuktu, northern Mali, as well as ancient manuscript conservation projects. Fourteen out of 16 designated world heritage sites in Timbuktu were destroyed by armed groups in 2012. UNIFEED-UNTV /FILE

27 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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