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More than 3,400 classrooms damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, says UN Children’s Fu
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
More than 3,400 classrooms damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, says UN Children’s Fu
More than 305,000 children in Mozambique are losing out on lessons at school since the devastating floods caused by Cyclone Idai, which struck southeast Africa just over a month ago. 
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UN celebrates books as ‘bridges across cultures’
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
UN celebrates books as ‘bridges across cultures’
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO has long celebrated the power of International Book and Copyright Day, marked on 23 April, but ...
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Under-fives' daily screen time should be kept to 60 minutes only, warns WHO
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
Under-fives' daily screen time should be kept to 60 minutes only, warns WHO
Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up...
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Change attitudes for future generations of women in tech, UN urges  
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
Change attitudes for future generations of women in tech, UN urges  
When women and girls are empowered with technology, the whole world benefits. That’s one key message from the International Day for girls in the field of infor...
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How UN cultural treasures helped set the stage for Game of Thrones
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Thursday, 22 August 2019
How UN cultural treasures helped set the stage for Game of Thrones
From King’s Landing to the Iron Bank, so many of the breathtaking backdrops seen on the smash hit Game of Thrones television series are available for future ge...
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