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New sites inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list
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Tuesday, 11 July 2017
New sites inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage list
The World Heritage Committee wrapped its 41st session today having inscribed 21 new sites on the United Nations cultural wing’s World Heritage List – locations ranging from the site of iconic ancient ruins in south-western Turkey to a district of stunning mountains and mirror lakes in England....
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Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency
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Sunday, 09 July 2017
Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency
Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a ne...
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‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event
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Tuesday, 27 June 2017
‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event
Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to...
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Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency
While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-s...
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UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul
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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
UNESCO chief deplores destruction of iconic mosque and minaret in Iraq's Mosul
The head of the United Nations cultural agency today deplored the destruction of historic religious architecture in Iraq's Mosul city by Islamic State in Ir...
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