Monday, October 25, 2021

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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...

COVID jabs needed for educators and kids to keep schools open: WHO, UNICEF

In addition to calling for all school staff to be included in nationwide coronavirus vaccination plans, children aged 12 and above who suffer...

Protect human rights defenders in Afghanistan, says UN rights expert

“It is deplorable that the world has abandoned Afghanistan to a fundamentalist group like the Taliban whose catastrophic human rights record, including practice...

Youth need ‘seat at the table’ to lead struggle for better future: Guterres

“They are tackling inequities in food security, biodiversity loss, threats to our environment and much more”, Secretary-General António Guterres spelled out in his...

Beirut’s youth rebuild the Lebanese capital, brick by brick

With no employment prospects in sight, Rafah found it hard to stay positive, amid the destruction of her city. A UNICEF project has...

COVID-19: Education replaced by shuttered schools, violence, teenage pregnancy

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “more than 600 million children in countries not on academic break are still affected by school closures”, James...

Outstanding sites added to UNESCO World Heritage List 

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee voted on Sunday to inscribe in its catalogue Quanzhou in China, Kakatiya Rudreshwara Temple in India, Trans-Iranian Railway in Iran, and Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro in Spain.  Meeting online in this year’s host city of Fuzhou, China, the world body chose...

Support mangrove conservation, UNESCO chief says

Audrey Azoulay, Director General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), made the appeal in her message for the International Day...

Liverpool’s historic waterfront removed from World Heritage List

“The World Heritage Committee, holding its 44th session in Fuzhou and online, decided to delete the property ‘Liverpool – Maritime Mercantile City’ (UK)...

Countries urged to reopen classrooms, assess pandemic-related learning loss

The finding is among the results of a survey conducted by the UN educational and cultural agency, UNESCO; the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF;...

UN rights office highlights policing reforms to address systemic racism 

Among the new measures proposed in the High Commissioner’s report on racial justice and equality, authorities are urged to reassess whether officers should continue to be the first...

Link between education and well-being never clearer, UN pushes for ‘health-promoting’ schools

There has been increased stress, anxiety and other mental health issues, while an estimated 365 million primary school students have gone without school meals, according to...

Child labour figure rises to 160 million, as COVID puts many more at risk 

The report, Child Labour: Global estimates 2020, trends and the road forward, published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and UN Children’s Fund...

UN urges worldwide support for cultural sector to aid COVID recovery 

“As we deliberate on the role of the creative sectors in supporting and being supported by a recovery from COVID-19, let us ensure...

Joy in South Sudan, as schools reopen after 14-month COVID lockdown

Describing the “joy” felt by children and aid workers as classrooms reopened on Monday after more than 14 months of COVID-19 restrictions, Mads...

Feeling kind of blue? Holocaust survivor lifts lockdown spirits through jazz

Simon Gronowski spoke to the United Nations ahead of International Jazz Day, which is celebrated annually on 30 April as a force for...

Pandemic cannot become a ‘media extinction event’: UN Secretary-General

With newspapers alone losing an estimated $30 billion last year, “some fear that the pandemic could become a ‘media extinction event’”, he warned.  “We...

World Book and Copyright Day celebrates ‘fundamental importance’ of literature

For this year’s edition of World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay encouraged everyone “to pick up a book, start turning...