Thursday, September 15, 2022

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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...

‘We cannot lose hope’, UN chief tells media seminar on peace in the Middle East

The two-day event is taking place online and brings together journalists, media experts, think tanks, diplomats and academics from across the region and...

Feature: Female mentors empower girls to reach for the stars in space careers

Now, an astronaut coach and the founding director of the Netherlands-based Inner Space Training, the world’s first and only space training to mentally...

New UNESCO education report calls for ‘new social contract’ 

In its new global report published on Thursday, entitled Reimagining our futures together: A new social contract for education, the agency is proposing answers to...

Millions missing out on remote learning during emergencies: UNICEF

More than half, or 102 million, are students in 14 countries which either fully or partially closed their classrooms for at least half...

UN Chief: ‘We need to make lying wrong again’, curb hate speech 

Antonio Guterres was speaking at the Global Education Ministers Conference on addressing hate speech through education. Remembering the horrors of the Second World War and the genocides...

Mali maestro’s message of peace to Sahel region’s youngsters drawn to extremism

In partnership with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Mr. Toure’s A Song For The Sahel, highlights the crisis in...

UN-backed initiative reached 4.6 million children in ‘crisis within a crisis’

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic devastated education systems throughout the world, making the year even more difficult for youngsters already embroiled in emergencies...

Teachers are driving force behind ‘global education recovery’ from COVID-19

“Today we celebrate the exceptional dedication and courage of all teachers, their capacity to adapt and to innovate under very challenging and uncertain...

‘We are one’: musical performance ‘King Clavé’ reveals that we are ‘interconnected’   

“Rhythm is at the center of humanity. One who knows rhythm knows the world”, said American percussionist Mickey Hart, best known as one of the...

John Lennon, stamps inspiring message of peace, on UN’s big week

It’s a reminder that as K-pop sensation BTS take UNGA76 by storm with their message of hope and youthful idealism for a better world, it’s...

UNICEF stresses Afghan girls must not be excluded from school

“We are deeply worried”, UNICEF chief Henrietta Fore said in a statement, “that many girls may not be allowed back at this time”.

77 million children have spent 18 months out of class: #ReopenSchools, urges UNICEF 

This Thursday, the UN agency is closing down its social media channels for the next 18 hours to send one message to the world: #ReopenSchools for in-person...

Protecting education, means ‘we protect the future’: UN chief 

“Schools must be places of learning, safety and peace”, he said, lauding education as not only providing knowledge and skills but also transforming lives and driving development for people, communities...