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US withdrawal from UNESCO 'loss for multilateralism,' says cultural agency's chief
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Wednesday, 11 October 2017
US withdrawal from UNESCO 'loss for multilateralism,' says cultural agency's chief
The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced “profound regret” on Thursday over the United States' decision to withdraw from the agency....
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Empower teachers; give them the freedom to teach, UN urges on World Day
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Wednesday, 04 October 2017
Empower teachers; give them the freedom to teach, UN urges on World Day
Underscoring the critical important role teachers play in ensuring the future for every society, the United Nations today called for empowering educators with ...
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FEATURE: In Western Afghanistan, an ancient love of poetry thrives again
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Wednesday, 04 October 2017
FEATURE: In Western Afghanistan, an ancient love of poetry thrives again
As she begins to read her poem, Fatema’s voice is faint and unsure of itself. She has been writing poetry only for the last six months because, as she explains...
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INTERVIEW: In fighting for girls’ education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose
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Wednesday, 04 October 2017
INTERVIEW: In fighting for girls’ education, UN advocate Malala Yousafzai finds her purpose
In September, the Malala Fund started the Gulmakai Network to support the work of education champions in developing countries and speed up progress towards gir...
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Global ‘learning crisis’ threatens future of millions young students – World Bank report
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Monday, 25 September 2017
Global ‘learning crisis’ threatens future of millions young students – World Bank report
Schooling without learning is a terrible waste of precious resources and of human potential, the World Bank said today, warning in a new report that millions o...
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