Culture and Education

UN chief promotes education, gender empowerment during final day of Mozambique visit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the Government and people of Mozambique for steady progress in political development, but urged greater efforts to overcome human rights challenges, including discrimination and violence against women, through education and awareness-raising.

Ban lauds Jordan’s Queen for children’s book on cross-cultural understanding

A cultural food fight between “gooey” peanut butter and jelly and “icky” hummus sandwiches leads to global acceptance – at least at the grade-school level – in a colourful picture book launched today by Queen Rania of Jordan and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Eminent Advocate for children.

UN agency honours Cathay Pacific airlines for raising $5 million on behalf of children

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has honoured Cathay Pacific airlines for raising nearly $5 million over the past decade by encouraging its passengers to donate their unused foreign currency to the UN agency.