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UNESCO chief deplores Central Asian attacks on journalists

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending the freedom of the press today condemned this week's attacks on a journalist reported to have been highly critical of authorities in Kyrgyzstan and a separate suicide bombing in the Peshawar Press Club in the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP) of Pakistan.

UN condemns murder of journalists in Brazil, Colombia and Turkey

The United Nations agency entrusted with defending media freedom today deplored the murder of journalists in Brazil, Colombia and Turkey over the past 10 days, calling on the authorities to take urgent action against such crimes, which constitute a serious threat to democracy.

UNESCO honour Chinese professor with award for ethics in science

A pioneering Chinese scientist in the field of bioethics, a specialized discipline dealing with ethical controversies brought about by advances in biology and medicine, was awarded the 2009 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO) Avicenna Prize today.

UNESCO chief speaks out at murder of another Mexican journalist

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom has condemned the murder of Mexican journalist José Emilio Galindo Robles, the second such killing in less than one month.

UNESCO chief pays tribute to Congolese Artist for Peace

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today paid tribute to Jean Serge Essous, a Congolese musician who served as one of the agency’s Artists for Peace.

Number of researchers rising globally but women still in minority – UN report

Although the number of researchers working in developing countries over the last five years has increased by 50 per cent, women only occupy a very small percentage of these positions in some regions, according to a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) report released today.

Top UN official calls for probe into murder of Mexican journalist

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has condemned the murder of Mexican journalist Vladimir Antuna García, and called on authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.

UN officials remember fall of Berlin Wall, 20 years on

The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago today is a reminder of the difference that ordinary people can make for the greater good, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, urging the world to salute those fighting to enhance human rights and freedoms.

UNESCO unveils winners of three prizes for science

An Indian professor, a Vietnamese professor, a Tunisian expert in water management and the organization responsible for Spain’s national park system are the winners of three awards announced today by the head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting science.

UNESCO pays tribute after death of anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss

The world has lost one of its greatest thinkers with the death of Claude Lévi-Strauss, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, as he paid tribute to the renowned anthropologist.