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Migrants make “positive” changes to their adopted homelands

Migrants make “positive” changes to their new homelands, including boosting the workforce, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural agency UNESCO has said.

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Cultural sites in the Middle East face “unprecedented” destruction

Cultural sites in war-torn areas of the Middle East have been facing an “unprecedented” level of destruction, according to a representative from the UN cultural agency, UNESCO.

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New project aims to empower youth in the Mediterranean region

Young people in the Mediterranean region, now have the opportunity to be a part of significant “decision making” in their own communities, through a project instigated by the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural organisation (UNESCO).

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246 million children are victims of school-related violence

An estimated 246 million girls and boys worldwide are subject to school-related violence every year, according to latest figures from UN Women and the UN Educational, and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.

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Preserving “Chapei Dang Veng” important to Cambodia’s heritage

Safeguarding a traditional Cambodian music style called “Chapei Dang Veng” is important to the country’s heritage according to Phoeung Sakona, Cambodia’s Minister of Culture and fine arts.

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“Time and space” needed for philosophy to flourish

In a world experiencing an overload of information, people need to practice deep thinking or philosophy, according to a representative from the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural organisation- UNESCO.

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Mothers’ “emotional bond” can help counter violent forms of extremism

The “emotional bond” that mothers have with their children could help to counter violent forms of extremism and terrorist acts.

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"Systematic" increase in violence against journalists in past decade

Organised crime, ethnic and armed conflicts and a rise in demand for information from the public about corruption has resulted in more acts of violence against journalists.

That’s according to Frank La Rue, from the UN cultural agency UNESCO.

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World Day celebrates “the memory of mankind”

Films, videos and sound recordings are a means to tell stories about the world’s people while also reflecting their diversity.

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Uncontrollable “hypertourism” changing Venice and other cities

Hordes of visitors and the ease of arranging home rentals via the Internet are turning one of the world’s most famous cities into a “tourist village,” according to a senior official with the UN cultural agency.

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