UNESCO

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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News in Brief 18 September 2017 (PM)

Appeal for “global solidarity” to help millions hit by Irma: UN chief

The UN chief António Guterres has appealed for “global solidarity” on behalf of the millions affected by Hurricane Irma and other extreme weather events to come.

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News in Brief 23 August 2017 (AM)

Learning about slave trade history contributes to fairer societies: UNESCO

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Slave trade remembrance a symbol of justice among people

A slave uprising in the Caribbean nearly 300 years ago represents a symbolic victory for human rights and freedom.

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News in Brief 22 August 2017 (PM)

Senior UN official calls for re-commitment to two-State solution

The recent crisis in Jerusalem has highlighted the need for a clear re-commitment by Israelis and Palestinians to ending occupation and realizing a two-State solution, the UN Security Council heard on Tuesday.

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Addressing today’s problems in the Pacific via its deep cultural roots

The centuries-old cultural practices and traditions of Pacific islanders are key to addressing some of the development problems of today, and working out sustainable solutions for tomorrow.

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News in Brief 07 August 2017 (AM)

UN Mission in Colombia ambushed, one police officer injured

The UN Mission in Colombia has confirmed that a team containing UN observers was ambushed over the weekend, while extracting explosives.

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Encouraging impartial, competent young journalists in the Pacific

A new generation of “impartial but competent” young journalists is on the rise across the Pacific, thanks in part to training being offered by the UN Educational and Cultural Organization, UNESCO.

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News in Brief 26 July 2017 (AM)

UN appeals for funding to assist vulnerable people in north-east Nigeria

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News in Brief 17 July 2017 (PM)

UN “deeply concerned” for safety of civilians in Raqqa

The UN and the humanitarian community remain “deeply concerned” for the safety of people trapped in Raqqa city in Syria, the deputy UN spokesperson has said.

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