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Global temperature rise bound to affect human health

Human health is bound to suffer if global warming goes beyond the limits agreed in December at the Paris climate change conference.

That’s the view of Jörg Hacker, a member of the UN Secretary-General’s Scientific Advisory Board.

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“Stand together” against terrorism urges UN at Paris forum

“We must stand together” against terrorism, the words of the UN cultural organization’s chief marking its 70th anniversary on Monday in Paris.

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Marking agency’s 70th anniversary, UNESCO chief urges commitment for ‘new humanism’

Commemorating the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in a report to its 38th General Conference, which kicked off at the threshold of the new 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the agency’s chief looked back on past achievements while appealing for enhanced cooperation from member States to address UNESCO’s priorities and tackle the current challenges.

Bulgarian musician Theodosii Spassov named UNESCO Artist for Peace

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced today that Bulgarian musician Theodosii Spassov is being designated as an Artist for Peace in recognition of his talent and innovation, as well as his commitment to highlight music as a force to enhance dialogue among people, cultures and communities.

Literacy, an “accelerator” for development

Literacy can help to “accelerate” the sustainable development goals or SDGs, the new development targets the UN is due to adopt later this month.

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Using art to commemorate the end of the slave trade

A memorial at UN Headquarters dedicated to the millions of African victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade urges people to “acknowledge the tragedy, consider the legacy, lest we forget.”

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Resistance of African slaves remembered on International Day

Nearly 225 years ago, enslaved Africans in what is now Haiti and the Dominican Republic rose up against their oppressors.

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Photo exhibit tells stories of South Sudan

The struggles and triumphs of ordinary people in South Sudan have been displayed in a photo exhibit in Juba supported by the UN cultural agency, UNESCO.

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Cultural destruction a "blow to peace”

The deliberate targeting of cultural treasures is a terrifying experience for communities that can hamper the restoration of peace, the UN’s heritage agency

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Destruction of cultural site would be “enormous loss to humanity”

The destruction of a cultural site in Syria would be a war crime and an enormous loss to humanity if it goes ahead, the Director-General of the UN cultural agency, UNESCO has warned.

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