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Guterres advocates for digital world that ‘strengthens human rights, advances peace’
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Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Guterres advocates for digital world that ‘strengthens human rights, advances peace’
Amidst a technological era that “beckons with vast opportunity”, new risks exist to global peace, stability and development, the UN chief told a side event of the General Assembly on Wednesday, aiming to help ensure access to digital technologies for all....
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UN and partners promote sport as a tool to prevent violent extremism
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Friday, 18 September 2020
UN and partners promote sport as a tool to prevent violent extremism
Ambassadors, senior UN officials, representatives of global sports organizations, and managers of some of the world’s top athletes met virtually on Friday to u...
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‘I am my brother’s keeper’, Philonise Floyd tells UN rights body, in impassioned plea for racial jus
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Tuesday, 15 September 2020
‘I am my brother’s keeper’, Philonise Floyd tells UN rights body, in impassioned plea for racial jus
The UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday heard powerful testimony from the brother of George Floyd, whose death,  captured on video, while a police o...
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International Literacy Day: Celebrate educators, invest in learning potential
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Tuesday, 08 September 2020
International Literacy Day: Celebrate educators, invest in learning potential
With 1.4 billion people around the world lacking basic literacy skills, the head of the UN cultural agency on Tuesday urged all those involved in learning, to ...
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Attacks on education during times of conflict must stop: UN chief
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Tuesday, 08 September 2020
Attacks on education during times of conflict must stop: UN chief
Education is a fundamental human right and an essential driver for peace and development, yet armed attacks targeting teachers, students and education faciliti...
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