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Internet growth slows; most people still offline

Growth in the number of people with access to the Internet is slowing, and more than half the world's population is still offline, the United Nations Broadband Commission said on Monday. Internet access in rich economies is re

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Unasco event honours leading business women in Mena

Unasco (Union National Air, Land and Sea Shipping Co), a UAE-based national company, has sponsored a gala dinner in honour and celebrated the achievement of inspiring motivating and leading women who have excelled in their respective fields an

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Refugee crisis focus for Global Citizen Forum

The intensifying refugee crisis in Europe and the urgent need to enact effective solutions will form the agenda for the third annual Global Citizen Forum (GCF) to be held in Monaco on October 8 and 9. The GCF, a non-profit platfor

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Children in conflict zones need $2.3bn to go to school

The 34 million children who are out of school in conflict-affected countries need $2.3 billion to get them all schooling, ten times the amount education currently receives in aid, the United Nations' education agency Unesco said on Monday.

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At least 6 killed as Saudi-led air strikes hit ancient Sanaa

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed at least six people, Yemen's state news agency Saba said on Friday, and destroyed part of Sanaa's Old City, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The raid, which began in the early hours, als

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Mobile broadband key to bringing ‘education to all’

Mobile devices with broadband connectivity could prove the panacea in the global effort to bring educational opportunities to people everywhere, especially the world’s poorest, or most isolated communities, a report said. Wo

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Unesco, Panasonic unveil 2015 World Heritage calendar app

The Unesco World Heritage Centre and Panasonic Corporation have released the new 2015 World Heritage calendar application for personal computers (PCs) and tablets. The calendar application is available in five languages - Japanese

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Unesco IITE board appoints new head

The governing board of the Unesco Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) has appointed Dr Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), as its head. The appointment will help

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Unesco IITE board appoints new head

The governing board of the Unesco Institute for Information Technologies in Education (IITE) has appointed Dr Mansoor Al Awar, chancellor of the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), as its head. The appointment will help

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Two Turkey sites win World Heritage status

Cumalikizik in the Turkish province of Bursa, known as the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire, and the cultural landscape of Pergamon in the Izmir province are among the sites awarded the Unesco World Heritage status recently. The d

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