Friday, May 13, 2022

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Afghanistan: UN condemns deadly blasts at two schools in Kabul

The explosions took place at the all-boys Abdul Rahim Shahid high school and the nearby Mumtaz Education Centre, both located in the Dasht-e-Barchi...

Oman now 100th country to ratify Maritime Labour Convention

The ratification means more than 96 per cent of the world’s gross shipping tonnage is now covered by the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC),...

‘Decisive steps’ needed to keep boys in school – UNESCO report

Leave no child behind: Global report on boys’ disengagement from education, sheds light on the factors driving boys’ disengagement from the classroom. The report...

UN’s rights council adopts ‘fake news’ resolution, States urged to take tackle hate speech

Officially sponsored by Ukraine, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, the UK and US, the draft resolution presented to the Geneva forum emphasised the primary...

UN chief calls for unity to ‘build a peaceful world’, ahead of Ramadan

Ramadan begins this weekend and is celebrated by millions of Muslims around the world. The month - when fasting from dawn to sunset...

Ukraine: UNESCO’s response to children’s education needs

After a month of war, local authorities have reported that more than 733 educational institutions have been damaged or destroyed. Beyond learning, education offers...

COVID-19: Education risks becoming ‘greatest divider’

And as 23 countries have yet to fully re-open schools, many children are at risk of just dropping out. “When children are not able...

UN highlights human cost of transatlantic slave trade

In a commemorative event in the General Assembly Hall that included remarks from Member States from around the world, top UN officials denounced...

Syria: Children ‘live in fear of violence’, scarred by 11 years of war

Only yesterday three children were reportedly killed by unexploded ordnance in Aleppo city, the statement said. Last year alone, nearly 900 children in...

Social media poses ‘existential threat’ to traditional, trustworthy news: UNESCO

In the past five years, both news audiences and advertising revenues have moved in huge numbers to internet platforms, with only two companies...

Crash in family incomes during COVID will increase inequality for generations

The report, Impact of COVID-19 on the welfare of households with children, presents findings from data collected in 35 countries, and notes that households with...

Drag queen story hour: tales of acceptance and dreams

Born Jun Araki, JohnJ never felt comfortable in the female gender they were born into. At elementary school, they would wear trousers under...

New initiative to improve nutrition standards for school meals

In many countries school meals represent a significant portion of children’s daily diets, the partners said, and it is vital that they directly...

Protect linguistic diversity on International Mother Language Day

Audrey Azoulay, the UNESCO Director-General, highlighted how four out of 10 children worldwide do not have access to education in the language they...

Radio: The universal medium that leaves no one behind

To better understand this decision, and on the occasion of World Radio Day on 13 February, which is being celebrated under the theme...

Veterans reflect on past, present and future of radio at the UN

To mark the occasion, the birthday in 1946 of the United Nations Radio service, we reached out to two veteran broadcasters and journalists,...

Teaching key to better ocean protection, says UNESCO chief

“If we want to protect the ocean better, we must teach it better”, said Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO’s Director-General, speaking at the One Ocean...

Lebanon crisis robbing young people of their futures: UNICEF

These are some of the disturbing statistics contained in a new report published on Friday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), showing how the crisis...

UN remembers ‘unprecedented horror and calculated cruelty’ of the Holocaust

In remembering the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust, along with the Roma and Sinti, and countless other victims of its...

‘Global learning crisis’ continues says Guterres; millions still hit 

“Unless we take action, the share of children leaving school in developing countries who are unable to read could increase from 53 to...

Interview: As millions fall behind, how can we bridge the growing education gap?

Mr. Jenkins spoke to Conor Lennon from UN News ahead of this year’s International Day of Education, marked on 24 January. He began...

Rare coral reef discovered near Tahiti is ‘like a work of art’, says diver

Early indications suggest that its depth has protected it from bleaching caused by global warming. “It was magical to witness giant, beautiful rose corals...

55 journalists killed in 2021, impunity ‘alarmingly widespread’ – UNESCO 

Impunity is “alarmingly widespread”, said the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).  “Once again in 2021, far too many journalists paid the ultimate price to bring truth...

Former ISIL prison transformed to bring joy and support to youth

The UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Iraq Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Governorate of Anbar re-opened on 25 December, the Ramadi Youth...

UNESCO marks semi-centennial anniversary of biosphere preservation

“This is really a programme for the people, because people are part of nature…so they are incorporated in nature protection but also in...

COVID-19: Students face $17 trillion loss in lifetime earnings

The projection is among the findings of The State of the Global Education Crisis: A Path to Recovery, published by the World Bank,...

Trolls join UN campaign for healthier eating, sustainable living 

As part of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables, the bright-eyed bushy-haired children’s favourites have joined the United Nations, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN Foundation, in a campaign...

Are you sure you want to share that? Sorting online fact from fiction

It has become increasingly apparent that, for some time, some individuals and organizations are intent on spreading false information online. During the COVID-19...

Don’t be afraid to be the change, fearless youngsters tell UN Youth Summit

Speaking at the Youth Activists Summit in Geneva, six invitees included 22-year-old coral reef restorer, Titouan Bernicot and 15-year-old anti-cyberbullying app inventor, Gitanjali Rao.  "What I know is that young people have less fear. It's not reckless...

UN backs plans to ensure regular, healthy school meals for every child in need by 2030

In a joint declaration on Tuesday, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN Children’s...