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UN Gender Focus: African women, women in media and equality through education

African women “more effected” by climate change

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“Tent” school opened in Lebanon for Syria refugees

Local public schools in Lebanon can accommodate only half of the 400,000 school-age Syrian refugee children in the country according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Zanzibar women farmers fight for their rights by going back to school

Women farmers on Zanzibar are going back to school to fight for their rights and boost family income.

Most of the farmers on the tropical island off the coast of mainland Tanzania are women, but traditionally they have had very little control over their lives, or finances.

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On World Day, UNESCO hails philosophy as ‘force for individual and collective emancipation’

Marking World Philosophy Day, the head of the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) has stressed that sustainability calls for new ways of thinking about ourselves and the planet and as such, “philosophy and all the humanities will be essential.”

On fifth anniversary of UN Academic Impact, Ban stresses empowering youth to lead global progress

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commemorated the fifth anniversary of the UN Academic Impact and lauded the contributions made by the initiative in providing the world with ideas for some of its most pressing problems.

“Tent” school opened in Lebanon for Syria refugees

Local public schools in Lebanon can accommodate only half of the 400,000 school-age Syrian refugee children in the country according to the UN Refugee Agency, (UNHCR).

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On Audiovisual Heritage Day, UNESCO appeals for safeguarding world’s endangered archives

Against the backdrop of a large share of the world’s audiovisual heritage already lost forever, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today warned that only 10 to 15 years are left to transfer remaining audiovisual recordings to digital media before they too vanish.

“Climate of paranoia” fuels persecution in the name of religion

A political vacuum leading to a “climate of paranoia” helps encourage religious persecution and violence.

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Report lays out “baseline” for progress in gender equality

Although women are outpacing men in achieving higher levels of education, they are still more likely to pursue the humanities as opposed to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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Gender parity in education achieved in less than half the world’s countries – UNESCO

A new gender report compiled by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), shows that fewer than half the countries have achieved the goal of ensuring gender parity in both primary and secondary education before 2005.