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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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Bahrain plans new school curricula

Bahrain will draw up a national framework for educational curricula in the next school year, said a senior government official. Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi announced the blueprint as he hosted his second Ramadan majlis,

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Zain, Ericsson join Sudan peace programme

Unesco has joined hands with leading telecom groups Ericsson and Zain Group for the expansion of the Youth Peacemaker Network (YPN) in South Sudan’s Equatorias region. Unesco Special Envoy, Humanist and Artist and Forest Whi

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Samsung, Unesco in first global partnership

Samsung Electronics and Unesco announced a partnership to give students in the developing world access to better education by putting Unesco's expertise in the field together with Samsung's Smart School facilities and solutions.

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