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UN chief praises impact of Palestine refugee agency as ‘our common success’, at key pledging confere
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Friday, 23 August 2019
UN chief praises impact of Palestine refugee agency as ‘our common success’, at key pledging confere
The work of the UN body responsible for assisting Palestine refugees, UNRWA, which has allowed millions of children to receive an education that promotes UN values of human rights and tolerance, as well as democracy and conflict resolution, should be viewed “not only as our common responsibility, but as our common success”, said Secretary-General António Gu...
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UN cultural agency removes birthplace of Jesus from its list of heritage sites in danger
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Friday, 23 August 2019
UN cultural agency removes birthplace of Jesus from its list of heritage sites in danger
The United Nations’ cultural agency announced on Tuesday that it was removing the place that is officially recognized as the Birthplace of Jesus, from its List...
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With half of Somaliland children not in school, UNICEF and partners launch education access programm
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Friday, 23 August 2019
With half of Somaliland children not in school, UNICEF and partners launch education access programm
Access to education in Somaliland is extremely limited, with more than 50 per cent of children in Somaliland out of school. In an effort to address the problem...
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UN highlights importance of skills development on World Youth Skills Day
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Friday, 23 August 2019
UN highlights importance of skills development on World Youth Skills Day
At UN Headquarters, and across the globe, events are taking place on Monday to celebrate World Youth Skills Day – marked each year on 15 July – to raise awaren...
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‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day
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Friday, 23 August 2019
‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day
Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a...
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