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Unesco launches framework for education in Arab region

Unesco has launched its strategic framework for education in emergencies in Arab region for 2018-2021 in bid to achieve its goal of providing quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. The Str

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Iraq workshop on groundwater management

The European Union (EU) and Unesco recently organised a high level meeting on building a roadmap for effective groundwater management in Iraq, a report said. This comes in the context of the EU-funded project entitled “Advan

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Unesco official visits UAE's first World Heritage Site

Irina Bokova, director general of Unesco, visited Al Ain today, home to the UAE's first Unesco World Heritage Site. Led by Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, chairman of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), the

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Climate change threatens iconic tourist sites: UN experts

Extreme weather is becoming one of the biggest risks to World Heritage icons like the Polynesian Easter Island or Britain's Stonehenge, posing a threat to tourism and economies alike, scientists and UN experts said on Thursday.

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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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