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The drive for quality education worldwide, faces ‘mammoth challenges’
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Thursday, 23 January 2020
The drive for quality education worldwide, faces ‘mammoth challenges’
Aligning inclusive, quality education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was centre-stage on Friday, as the President of the UN General Assembly held a high-level interactive meeting for the International Day of Education.       ...
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World leaders must address ‘shameful’ disparities in education spending: UN children’s agency
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Tuesday, 21 January 2020
World leaders must address ‘shameful’ disparities in education spending: UN children’s agency
A new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, shows that a third of adolescent girls from the poorest households have never been to school, and spending on...
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FIRST PERSON: An artist’s ‘obsession’ with New Orleans tradition
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Saturday, 11 January 2020
FIRST PERSON: An artist’s ‘obsession’ with New Orleans tradition
The International Labour Organization (ILO) marked its centenary in 2019 and as part of the commemoration has launched a photography project called “Dignity at...
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UN cultural agency chief meets with Iran ambassador amid current tensions
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Sunday, 05 January 2020
UN cultural agency chief meets with Iran ambassador amid current tensions
The current tensions across the Middle East and Gulf region and their potential implications for cultural heritage sites were the focus of a meeting on Monday ...
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UN film festival encourages young people to promote peace, dialogue and empathy
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Wednesday, 04 December 2019
UN film festival encourages young people to promote peace, dialogue and empathy
Demonstrating empathy, humour and intelligence, a group of young film-makers have been recognized for their short videos, which tackle the weighty issues of di...
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