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Marking the tenth anniversary of an historic treaty to keep people from suffering enforced disappearance or secret detentions, the United Nations today urged all Governments that have not done so to ratify it, as the world body honoured victims separated from their loved ones.
The United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) ASPIRE Chapter, East Stroudsburg South High School, East Stroudsburg participated in the Holocaust Memorial Ceremony and shared their impressions with UNAI.
Nominations for the 2017 United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) are currently being accepted until 17 March 2017.
The International Peace Institute published its new report entitled ‘The Mission to Stop Ebola: Lessons for UN Crisis Response’ on 15 February 2017.
The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is currently accepting applications for its 2017 fellowship programme.
Cristina Gallach, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information and Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations. Photo: UNAOC
Delegates and members of civil society gathered on 13 February 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York to discuss and provide a forum for debate on strategies and methods for the prevention of violent extremism.
Radio has never been so dynamic, engaging and important in the midst of deep change in ways to share and access information, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today, World Radio Day.
On 30th January 2017, the 6th United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, began with a call to action by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General António Guterres, who urged young people to speak up and share their stories. I had the privilege of attending the African breakout session that was based on the theme ‘Africa’s Youth On the Rise! Harnessing Africa’s Youth Dividend to Achieve Prosperity for All’. As proactive as the theme itself suggests, participants did not shy away from airing their views.
During a panel discussion hosted by the International Peace Institute (IPI) and the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDGF), education was identified as a key driver for social change and poverty eradication. Four speakers, including Paloma Duran, Director of the SDGF; Cesar Alierta, President of Foundation Telefonica; Madhavi Ashok, Senior Advisor of UN Partnerships at UNICEF and Anthony Bosah, Charge d’Affaires of Nigeria to the UN, discussed that in this modern era with high technology proliferation, innovation in education is a critical element for the realization of the Global Goals. They were all in agreement that digital education is an effective tool that should be adopted in every country’s education system.

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