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UNESCO condemns theft of masterpieces during quarantine

The United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) condemned this Thursday recent thefts of masterpieces, carried out by criminals who took advantage of the measures decreed to fight against Covid-19 pandemic. While most people are at home, criminals…

Trump Puts Israel First With UNESCO Withdrawal

By Ali Abunimah Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy was on full display Thursday when the State Department announced that the United States is withdrawing from UNESCO over the United Nations cultural body’s supposed “anti-Israel bias.” Under President Barack Obama, the US…

International Museum Day: The Advancement of Learning and Culture

18 May has been designated by UNESCO as the International Day of Museums to highlight the role that museums play in preserving beauty, culture, and history.  Museums come in all sizes and are often related to institutions of learning and…

Making Journalism King of Informational Content Online

By Fackson Banda Fackson Banda is Programme Specialist in the Bureau of UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC). PARIS (IDN) – As social media expands, journalism is more special than ever: This is the conviction expressed by…

UNESCO Pits Media Development Against Fake News

By Guy Berger Guy Berger is Director, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development. PARIS (IDN) – While global controversies around “fake news” continue unabated, UNESCO holds two events at its Paris HQ this week which will give more…

‘All of Humanity Is Part of This Story’ – UNESCO on Day to Remember Slavery

Human Wrongs Watch 23 August 2016 – The courage of the men and women who in August 1791 revolted against slavery in Haiti “has created obligations for us,” the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)…

‘Youth Directly Affected by the Tragic Contradictions Prevailing Today’

Human Wrongs Watch 12 August 2016 – The world’s young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on…

Middle East: 1 in 4 Children and Adolescents Either out of School or at Risk of Dropping out

Human Wrongs Watch Beirut — Despite impressive progress in raising school enrollment over the past decade, one in four children and young adolescents in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping…

Two-thirds of the Three Billion Internet Users Come from Developing World, But…

Human Wrongs Watch Current estimates from the International Telecommunication Union show that there are almost 3 billion Internet users, two-thirds of them coming from the developing world today.  These numbers tell us that technology is now common even in areas…

Mother Language Day: The Role of Native Tongue in Education

Human Wrongs Watch Mother tongue education is not only a force for quality learning, it is also essential to bolster multilingualism and respect for linguistic and cultural diversity at a time when societies are transforming quickly and many languages are…

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