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Targeting journalists takes a toll on 'societies as a whole' – UN chief
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Sunday, 01 November 2020
Targeting journalists takes a toll on 'societies as a whole' – UN chief
When journalists are targeted, “societies as a whole pay a price”, the UN chief said on Monday, the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
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Keep Turkey’s Hagia Sophia ‘a space for meeting of cultures’, UN rights experts urge
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Thursday, 29 October 2020
Keep Turkey’s Hagia Sophia ‘a space for meeting of cultures’, UN rights experts urge
The historic Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, designated a mosque once again earlier this month by the Turkish Government, should be maintained as an inter-cultural s...
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COVID-19 robs children in poor countries of nearly four months of school
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Wednesday, 28 October 2020
COVID-19 robs children in poor countries of nearly four months of school
The COVID-19 pandemic has robbed children in the poorest countries of nearly four months of schooling, compared to six weeks of lost education for their counte...
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Classroom crisis: Avert a ‘generational catastrophe’, urges UN chief
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Wednesday, 21 October 2020
Classroom crisis: Avert a ‘generational catastrophe’, urges UN chief
The world is at risk of suffering “a generational catastrophe” as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the education of students globally, the UN chief said on Thursday. ...
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Learning lessons from COVID-19 in Myanmar
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Sunday, 04 October 2020
Learning lessons from COVID-19 in Myanmar
School closures in Myanmar resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic have affected millions of students. The UN is working with the country’s authorities to ensure ...
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