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G20 countries urged to stop ‘COVID generation’ from being locked out of the classroom
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Wednesday, 18 November 2020
G20 countries urged to stop ‘COVID generation’ from being locked out of the classroom
A group of 275 former world leaders, economists and business leaders on Wednesday, urged the G20 group of leading industrialized nations to help stop the pandemic from leaving tens of millions of children from becoming known as the "COVID generation", denied a proper education....
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Put digital technology to work ‘for those who need it most’: UN Secretary-General
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Tuesday, 17 November 2020
Put digital technology to work ‘for those who need it most’: UN Secretary-General
While the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of digital technologies and the benefits of connectivity, it has also exacerbated inequalities, including ...
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UN praises resilience and vision of younger generation, marking International Youth Day  
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Tuesday, 10 November 2020
UN praises resilience and vision of younger generation, marking International Youth Day  
Commemorating International Youth Day, top UN officials have called on leaders around the world to “do everything possible” to enable young people to reach the...
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First Person: COVID-19 helping Hawaiians to ‘recognize the importance of heritage’
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Saturday, 07 November 2020
First Person: COVID-19 helping Hawaiians to ‘recognize the importance of heritage’
Sabra Kauka is a cultural practitioner and teaches Hawaiian Studies at the Island School on the island of Kauai, in Hawaii, while acting as a coordinator for t...
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UN chief outlines ‘bold steps’ for education in the face of COVID-19 disruption
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Monday, 02 November 2020
UN chief outlines ‘bold steps’ for education in the face of COVID-19 disruption
The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption to education in history and prolonged school closures could further entrench inequalities in access to...
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