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Lyon joins UN cultural network of cities thanks to experience with digital media
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Sunday, 29 June 2008
Lyon joins UN cultural network of cities thanks to experience with digital media
Lyon has become the first French city to join a United Nations network of cities set up to help promote their cultural, social and economic development in diverse fields ranging from literature and cinema to gastronomy and folk art.Read Full Article ...
 
UN envoy stresses role of sports as unifying force among nations, peoples
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Friday, 27 June 2008
UN envoy stresses role of sports as unifying force among nations, peoples
Sports can help bring people together, as witnessed by major international competitions such as the Soccer World Cup and the Olympic Games, the United Nations ...
 
UNESCO chief speaks out against killing of Iraqi journalist
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Thursday, 26 June 2008
UNESCO chief speaks out against killing of Iraqi journalist
The head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting press freedom has condemned the murder of an Iraqi journalist, and urged the authorities to improve...
 
Arab cities to launch UN-backed drive to combat racism
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Tuesday, 24 June 2008
Arab cities to launch UN-backed drive to combat racism
Several cities across the Arab world are to launch a campaign to fight racism, discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance, with the support of the United Natio...
 
UN refugee agency restores dozens of schools across northern Uganda
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Monday, 23 June 2008
UN refugee agency restores dozens of schools across northern Uganda
The United Nations refugee agency has restored 134 primary schools in northern Uganda, allowing thousands of children to return to classes, after the damage an...
 
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