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New York: The UN Secretary-General has welcomed the launch of ground-breaking discussions on Wednesday, over the disputed maritime border between Lebanon and Israel in the eastern Mediterranean, following a framework agreement between the two nations at the beginning of the month. more
Space sector works to keep societies and economies on track during COVID-19

New York: Decades of developments in the space sector are being utilized during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping countries to keep their citizens safe and economies on track, the head of th ...

Attacks on education during times of conflict must stop: UN chief

New York: Education is a fundamental human right and an essential driver for peace and development, yet armed attacks targeting teachers, students and education facilities are on the rise ...

Beat back ‘catastrophic effects’ of COVID-19 on refugee education, urges UNHCR

New York: While children in every country have struggled with the impact of COVID-19 on their education, refugee children have been particularly disadvantaged, the UN refugee agency (UNHC ...

Globally, 1 in 3 children missed out on remote learning when COVID-19 shuttered schools

New York: For at least 463 million children whose schools closed due to COVID-19, “there was no such a thing as remote learning,” the head of the UN Children’s Fund (UNI ...

Bridging Asia-Pacific ‘digital divide’ vital to realize tech benefits

New York: Countries across Asia and the Pacific are using new technologies to contain the global pandemic and mitigate its impact, the UN’s regional socio-economic development arm h ...

Digital tools being used to track people as never before, warns UN rights chief

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 Thursd ...

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 ...