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New York : The internet and new digital tools are being manipulated as never before to infringe on people’s right to free assembly, the UN’s top rights official said on Thursday, in a call for a moratorium on the use of facial recognition technology during peaceful demonstrations. more
How can schools open up again safely? The UN has some new guidelines

New York : As countries grapple with severe disruptions to education caused by COVID-19, several UN agencies – as part of the Global Education Coalition – issued new guideline ...

Startling disparities in digital learning emerge as COVID-19 spreads: UN education agency

New York : With most of the world’s students now at home due to COVID-19, the pandemic is revealing startling divides in digitally-based distance learning, data from the UN educatio ...

Mirrored classroom display highlights scale of massive education crisis

New York: A non-profit dedicated to exposing the severity of the global education crisis has been inviting delegates to the UN General Assembly inside a tiny mirrored installation this we ...

Artificial Intelligence: a danger to mankind, or the key to a better world?

New York: Siri, Alexa and Cortana are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (or A.I.), which is playing an increasingly pervasive role in our lives.

To cultivate art and mind is also to cultivate peace, UNESCO chief says on World Poetry Day

New York: Not merely limited to beautiful and poignant words and phrases, poetry holds the extraordinary power to open new horizons, bridge differences and illuminate a path to peace and ...

Partnership key to ensuring all children can access education – senior UN officials

New York, Feb 3 (JEN): Stressing the importance of quality education for the future of young people and children, senior United Nations officials, including the head of its education agen ...

Young students getting better at reading, finds international study

New York, Dec 6(Just Earth News): Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contribu ...

Don't just blame teachers when system is at fault, says UNESCO

New York, Oct 24(Just Earth News): Blaming just the teacher or the school for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, warns a new report from the United Nations ...

More than half of children and youth worldwide 'not learning' – UNESCO

New York, Sept 22(Just Earth News): About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling “a learning cri ...