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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 »

UN / FREEDOM OF PRESS

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commemorated World Press Freedom Day at the United Nations Headquarters. UNTV 

2 May 2013 | Read More »

UNESCO / SHARJA AWARD 2013

Algerian Mustafa Cherif and the Arab British Centre in the United Kingdom received the 2013 UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture on Thursday (25 April), in Paris. UNESCO

26 Apr 2013 | Read More »

PARIS / MALI HERITAGE SITES

UNESCO says it will send a mission to Mali to assess damage to the World Heritage sites in Timbuktu and Gao, help with repairs and assist in capacity building for the community that has guarded ancient treasures for thousands of years. UNESCO / FILE

1 Feb 2013 | Read More »

UN / WORLD TEACHERS DAY

Some 1.7 million more teachers are needed to achieve universal primary education by 2015, the second of the eight anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals, the heads of various United Nations agencies said today in a joint statement marking World Teachers’ Day. UNTV / FILE

5 Oct 2012 | Read More »

 

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