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There is only one week left to submit your essay to the 2017 Many Languages, One World contest!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, together with the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, will open the third annual New York City Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition at The Met's Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education on Friday, March 24, 2017. This special exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Museum hours from March 24 through May 29, 2017.
20 March 2017 – The United Nations committee monitoring efforts to protect rights of persons with disabilities today opened its spring session today in Geneva with a call to pay special attention to gender issues.
The number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming,” the United Nations refugee agency today said, announcing that 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago.
Traditional medicine across the globe, irrespective of its origin, has been primary means for maintaining health as well as treating and preventing a multitude of human diseases. Over the last few decades, the traditional use of medicinal natural products has gained considerable interest, mainly due to the emergence of drug-resistance and the inadequate cost-effectiveness of synthetic drugs.
People now have easier access to find and download Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) publications and official documents. ECLAC has recently improved its two primary digital communication tools — the website http://www.cepal.org/en and the Digital Repository http://repositorio.cepal.org/
The suffering of children in war-torn Syria “hit rock bottom” in 2016 with the highest number of grave violations against them since verification began in 2014, underscored the United Nations children's agency urging all parties to the conflict, those who have influence over them, and anyone who cared about children to find an immediate political solution to end the conflict.
The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan today highlighted both the visible progress the conflict-torn country has made and the challenges lie ahead, urging the Government to redouble efforts while calling for continued international political and financial support.
Many Languages, One World winners 2016. Photo: ELS
Based on significant participation and strong interest, the Many Languages, One World 2017 contest deadline has been extended.  Submit your essay by 11:59 p.m. EDT on 31 March 2017. To enter the Many Languages, One World 2017 contest, click here. 
In remarks made this morning at the opening of the live pitch event “Solve at the United Nations”, Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed stated that working for the Sustainable Development Goals represented an investment in preventing future disaster, conflict and crisis. “The Secretary-General has made crisis prevention a top priority,” she noted. “Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is our only insurance policy.” To achieve the Goals, the Deputy-Secretary General emphasized, “we need solutions, we need innovation and we need partnership”.

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