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.
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.
“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.”
The rise in terrorism is posing a challenge to global efforts to safeguard cultural heritage and identity.
UN chief urges unity on International Day to eradicate poverty
People worldwide are being urged to unite and stamp out poverty.
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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Withdrawal of US from UNESCO “deeply regrettable”: Bokova
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.