literature

India: Climate emergency message resonates at world’s largest literature festival – UN News special report from Jaipur

Against the backdrop of India’s famed “pink city” of Jaipur, the world’s largest literature festival hosted the UN’s top representative in the country on Monday, who told audience members attending a special session on the climate emergency, that the Organization is working flat out to slow the pace of damaging climate change. 

News in Brief 7 October 2019

  • UN warns against civilian displacement in northeast Syria following US withdrawal
  • UN Mission in Libya condemns airstrike which injured children at riding club
  • Tolstoy lands in Geneva to mark a century of international cooperation
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UN celebrates books as ‘bridges across cultures’

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO has long celebrated the power of International Book and Copyright Day, marked on 23 April, but this year, special attention is being paid to the protection of indigenous languages, many of which are threatened with extinction.

UN Women timeline earns nomination for top internet awards

An interactive timeline chronicling the accomplishments of women over the centuries has been nominated for a Webby, the leading international award honouring excellence on the Internet.

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Entrepreneur urges young Africans to “dream big”

Regional integration, evolving leadership, increased participation of women in politics and vibrant young people are just some of the reasons why a leading businessman is optimistic about East Africa.

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