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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 facilities are on the rise, with some 11,000 incidents reported between 2015 and 2019, the UN Secretary-General said on Wednesday. ...
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Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO
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Thursday, 27 August 2020
Nine in 10 smokers start before they are 18 years old, warns WHO
Tobacco products continue to kill eight million people a year who get hooked via a $9 billion a year marketing strategy. That’s the warning from the UN World H...
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Globally, 1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools
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Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Globally, 1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools
For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, “there was no such a thing as remote learning,” the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNI...
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First Person: fighting anti-vaccination rumours in Pakistan
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Sunday, 23 August 2020
First Person: fighting anti-vaccination rumours in Pakistan
Polio, a deadly, debilitating, yet easily curable disease, is eradicated in most countries, but is still endemic in Pakistan, partly due to a reluctance to vac...
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COVID-19: African countries urged to promote a safe return to school
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Thursday, 20 August 2020
COVID-19: African countries urged to promote a safe return to school
School closures implemented to protect students from COVID-19, are hurting them in other ways, while the long-term impact of this disruption to education could...
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