UNESCO

An Additional 1.4 Million Teachers Needed to Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015

Human Wrongs Watch Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies on  5 October 2014 said in a joint statement marking…

An Additional 1.4 Million Teachers Needed to Achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015

  Human Wrongs Watch Investing in teachers is urgently needed to provide the best possible opportunities for millions of children, youth and adults worldwide, the heads of various United Nations agencies on  5 October 2014 said in a joint statement…

A Permanent Memorial to Slave Trade at UN Called ‘The Arak of Return’

  Human Wrongs Watch On 26 September 2014, at a high level ceremony on the margins of the UN General Assembly, the representatives of six nations – The Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Senegal, Jamaica and Spain – marked the financing…

Education Can Save Lives… Still, Some 125 Million School Children Are Unable to Read a Single Sentence

  Human Wrongs Watch Education can save lives, help reach sustainable development goals, says the United Nations. Nevertheless, some 125 million school children around the world are unable to read a single sentence, even after four years of attendance. If…

One in Four Young People –175 Million Adolescents– Unable to Read a Single Sentence

Human Wrongs Watch With one in four young people – 175 million adolescents – unable to read a single sentence, International Literacy Day is an opportunity to remember one simple truth: literacy not only changes lives, it saves them, said…

Indian Ocean Nations to Carry Out UN-Organized Tsunami Readiness Test

Human Wrongs Watch Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 24 countries in the region will participate in an exercise organized by the United Nations to test their readiness to address such rare but potentially destructive events, the UN…

U.S. Loses Vote at UNESCO After Halting Funds over Palestine Membership

The United States lost its voting rights today at the global cultural agency UNESCO after failing to pay its dues for three years in protest over the agency’s recognition of Palestine. U.S. law compels the automatic withholding of funds from…

Writings from Israel, Nepal and Myanmar included in UNESCO world register

Documentation on Holocaust victims, a collection of Buddhist scriptures written on stones from Myanmar, two rare manuscripts from Nepal and diaries belonging to Ernesto Che Guevara, are among 54 new additions to the UN educational and cultural agency’s Memory of the World…

UNESCO recognizes Brazilian friar’s contribution to social justice in Latin America and Caribbean

The United Nations has recognized a Brazilian Dominican friar, Frei Betto, with a leading international prize for his “exceptional contribution” to building a universal culture of peace, social justice and human rights in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Director-General…

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