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UN report advocates policy shift to address global economic insecurity

A new United Nations report is advocating a shift in policies to ensure greater economic stability and security given the increased threats and vulnerabilities, from rising food prices and fuel prices to mortgage defaults and bank runs, facing the world today.

UN cultural chief calls for steps towards restoring damaged Italian landmark

Following a fire at the famed Castello di Moncalieri, in the Italian Province of Turin, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called for an urgent assessment of the damage with a view to restoring the ancient royal castle, which has been inscribed on the agency’s World Heritage List since 1997.

Middle East countries need to overhaul education systems – World Bank

A new report by the World Bank finds that countries in the Middle East and North Africa need to overhaul their education systems to meet the demands of an increasingly competitive world.