UNESCO

Funding and support needed to protect Pacific cultural heritage: UNESCO expert

A village and cemetery in Vanuatu connected to a chief who ruled four centuries ago are an example of Pacific Island heritage that must be protected, according to an official with the UN cultural agency, UNESCO, in the region.

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News in Brief 5 December 2017 - Geneva (AM)

Zeid: Myanmar refugee crisis may be genocide

Violence in Myanmar that has caused more than 625,000 people to flee to Bangladesh may amount to genocide, the UN human rights chief said on Tuesday.

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News in Brief 24 October 2017 (PM)

“Unjust” to focus blame on teachers over student performance: UNESCO

Governments bear the main responsibility for ensuring quality education, while blaming teachers for students’ poor performance is often “unjust and unconstructive.”

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Protecting culture promotes peace and security: UNESCO

The rise in terrorism is posing a challenge to global efforts to safeguard cultural heritage and identity.

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News in Brief 17 October 2017 (PM)

UN chief urges unity on International Day to eradicate poverty

People worldwide are being urged to unite and stamp out poverty.

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News in Brief 12 October 2017 (PM)

Libyan government urged to find alternatives to “horrific” detention centres

The Libyan government needs to establish alternatives to detention centres in the country, where human rights abuses of migrants and others have become “endemic”.

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UN Daily News Programme 12 October 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Matt Wells and Dianne Penn.

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News in Brief 12 October 2017 (AM)

Withdrawal of US from UNESCO “deeply regrettable”: Bokova

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US withdrawal from UNESCO 'loss for multilateralism,' says cultural agency's chief

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced “profound regret” on Thursday over the United States' decision to withdraw from the agency.

News in Brief 05 October 2017 (AM)

Experts, UN agencies meet to fight poor nutrition in obese people

Three UN agencies have come together this week to tackle what they describe as the “double burden” of malnutrition.

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