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Young students getting better at reading, finds international study
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Monday, 04 December 2017
Young students getting better at reading, finds international study
Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those related to inclusive and quality education....
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Integrating entertainment with philanthropy, UN shines a spotlight on World TV Day
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Integrating entertainment with philanthropy, UN shines a spotlight on World TV Day
On World TV Day, the United Nations put its spotlight on the key role television plays in focusing the world's attention on a wide array of issues – ra...
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‘Discrimination against one is discrimination against all,’ says UNESCO on Day for Tolerance
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017
‘Discrimination against one is discrimination against all,’ says UNESCO on Day for Tolerance
Marking the International Day for Tolerance, the head of the United Nations cultural agency underscored how tolerance must be nurtured to celebrate the diversi...
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Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges
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Thursday, 09 November 2017
Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges
Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural a...
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France’s former Culture Minister appointed new UNESCO chief
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Thursday, 09 November 2017
France’s former Culture Minister appointed new UNESCO chief
Member States of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday appointed Audrey Azoulay, a former culture minister of...
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