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‘Emergency’ for global education, as fewer than half world's students cannot return to school
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Monday, 30 November 2020
‘Emergency’ for global education, as fewer than half world's students cannot return to school
Classes for more than 450 million students starting the new academic year are expected to be entirely remote – or for some, a mix of distance and in-person learning – the UN education and cultural organization (UNESCO) has said. ...
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A ‘digital canyon’: 1.3 billion school-aged children can’t log on to internet at home
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Monday, 30 November 2020
A ‘digital canyon’: 1.3 billion school-aged children can’t log on to internet at home
A staggering two-thirds of world’s school-aged children – 1.3 billion children aged 3-17 – do not have internet connection in their homes, preventing them from...
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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 pande...
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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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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
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    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
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    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
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  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.