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Linking past and present, audiovisual heritage is ‘part of our common history,’ UNESCO says on World
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Thursday, 26 October 2017
Linking past and present, audiovisual heritage is ‘part of our common history,’ UNESCO says on World
Through sound recordings and moving images, audiovisual heritage provides priceless insight to the past while preserving unique documentation for future generations, the United Nations cultural agency said on the day set aside to raise global awareness about the importance of the fragility of this heritage....
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Don't just blame teachers when system is at fault, says UNESCO
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Monday, 23 October 2017
Don't just blame teachers when system is at fault, says UNESCO
Blaming just the teacher or the school for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, warns a new report from the United Nations edu...
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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...
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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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