UPDATED: Guterres condemns armed attack against UN peacekeepers in Mali

Mr. Guterres is “deeply saddened at the death of a Nigerian peacekeeper who succumbed to his wounds following the armed attack by unidentified assailants...
Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists’ children ‘secretly detained’, and more

Tuesday’s Daily Brief: Libya civil war, African displacement, global trade tensions, terrorists’ children ‘secretly...

Libya on ‘verge’ of civil war, threatening ‘permanent division’, top UN official warns Security Council The damage done to...

Toward more sustainable, resilient and inclusive societies

The Second Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference (MHEWC-II) was held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 13-14 May 2019 ahead of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk...

New publication on “Legacies of Slavery

The UNESCO Slave Route Project has chosen May 21, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, to launch its new publication...

Deep sea marine science is key to unlocking the potential of our oceans

There has never been a time of greater promise or greater challenge for the future of our oceans. This is the topic on everyone’s...

Empowering young people in Africa through media and communication

Today, more than 80% of African migration is internal to the African continent and involves nearly 19 million people, including 6.7 million in West...
Monday’s Daily Brief: WFP mulls ‘last resort’ Yemen aid suspension, top peacekeeping awardee announced, abuzz over Bee Day, Ebola threat ‘very high’

Monday’s Daily Brief: WFP mulls ‘last resort’ Yemen aid suspension, top peacekeeping awardee announced,...

Hunger in Yemen: WFP considers aid suspension in face of repeated interference by some Houthi leaders The UN emergency...
Sacrifice of fallen Blue Helmet to be honoured with UN’s highest peacekeeping award

Sacrifice of fallen Blue Helmet to be honoured with UN’s highest peacekeeping award

Private Chitete was killed in November 2018, during an operation in the eastern part of the country to combat the ADF, an armed force that had been terrorizing civilians and disrupting the UN’s ongoing...
Cambodia: Giving back to UN peacekeeping

Cambodia: Giving back to UN peacekeeping

He is inspecting a water purification plant within the Cambodian quarters where his troops process potable water for their daily use. “Every day in our...

Director-General condemns killing of journalists Ali Sher Rajpar and Malik Amanullah Khan in Pakistan

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has denounced the killing of two journalists in Pakistan: Malik Amanullah Khan in the capital of Dera Ismail...
“Out of crisis, brilliant art will come out” – reviving creative expressions in Mosul

“Out of crisis, brilliant art will come out” – reviving creative expressions in Mosul

Basma El Husseiny has seen people and places traumatized by conflicts. The cultural manager with thirty years of experience formed Action for Hope in...

Not just for developing countries

Community radio continues to be an important source of information and a platform for exchange, giving voice to local groups – even in developed...
UN peacekeepers in South Sudan use Sustainable Development Goals to help build peace  

UN peacekeepers in South Sudan use Sustainable Development Goals to help build peace  

By Friday, UNMISS Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Wau, a city located in the country’s north-west, had treated more than 100 civil servants suffering from a...

Challenges of megacities related to water and climate change in Latin America and the...

More than 100 representatives from Latin American megacities (Bogotá, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Lima and Santiago), from water and...

First UNESCO recommendations to combat gender bias in applications using artificial intelligence

Beginning as early as next year, many people are expected to have more conversations with digital voice assistants than with their spouse. Presently, the vast...
Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped: top UN officials urge unity in Security Council

Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib, where 3 million are trapped:...

The UN’s head of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, Rosemary DiCarlo told members that “we have been here before: in Aleppo, Eastern Ghouta and Raqqa”...

Five questions on equitable, inclusive and transparent use of AI in education

The International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Education in Beijing, China (16-18 May 2019) is exploring the opportunities, as well as challenges related to...

An Ocean Science Decade to meet the needs of all

First Global Planning Meeting catalyses international commitments to the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) and sets in motion full year...

the UNESCO International Water Conference calls for a paradigm shift towards water security for...

How we manage water, bond of life and fragile resource, will define our success in achieving all goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable...

New recommendations to improve gender equality in digital professions and eliminate stereotypes in AI...

A UNESCO publication produced in collaboration with Germany and the EQUALS Skills Coalition, I’d Blush if I Could, features recommendations on actions to overcome...
‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for regional force combating Sahel terrorism

‘The time for action is now’ senior UN peacekeeping official says, urging support for...

Dubbed the ‘G-5 Sahel’ after the group of countries that comprise it (Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Niger) the Joint Force, proposed by...
‘Starvation’ now a reality for displaced Syrians stranded in camp near Jordanian border

‘Starvation’ now a reality for displaced Syrians stranded in camp near Jordanian border

Now in its ninth year, as Syrian Government forces and allies reclaim areas previously held by opposition forces, the conflict has claimed hundreds of...

Director-General condemns murder of journalist Telésforo Santiago Enríquez in Mexico

“I condemn the murder of Telésforo Santiago Enríque,” declared the Director-General. “Journalists should never be targeted for carrying out their duty to inform the...
Sudan: UN chief calls for ‘positive momentum’ as civilian rule talks stall between military and opposition

Sudan: UN chief calls for ‘positive momentum’ as civilian rule talks stall between military...

On Tuesday, the Transitional Military Council and the Declaration of Freedom and Change Forces, announced they had agreed a three-year transition period, but on Wednesday, the...

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