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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 »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD RECRUITMENT

UNESCO's head Irina Bokova, Leila Zerrougui the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and UNESCO's Goodwill Ambassador, actor Forest Whitaker met in with President Salva Kiir in Juba, capital of South Sudan to reaffirm the country's action plan to end recruitment and use of children in armed forces and to discuss [...]

24 Jun 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 »

UN / GLOBAL EDUCATION CRISIS

A United Nations (UN) report released this week says that some 130 million school children around the world are unable to read a single sentence, even after four years of attending school. UNESCO /FILE

31 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 »

PARIS / UNESCO HERITAGE SITES

Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia today (21 June) the UN Educational Cultural and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) added various sites from around the world to its World Heritage site lists. UNESCO

22 Jun 2013 | Read More »

UN / CULTURE AND DEVELOPMENT

United Nations officials today highlighted the need to recognize the vital role of culture in poverty reduction and sustainable growth, and to ensure that it is integrated into the post-2015 development agenda. UNTV

12 Jun 2013 | Read More »

PARIS / PEACE PRIZE

French President François  Hollande received UNESCO's peace prize for action in Africa for taking action in January to end the control of insurgents in Northern Mali and bring peace and stability to the region. UNESCO

6 Jun 2013 | Read More »

 

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