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UNESCO Bats for Better Women Literacy Rates

New York (ABC Live): UNESCO : The increase in reading and writing proficiency among women is a result of the significant up tic in their enrolment and completion of primary education over the last five decades, even as overall funding for adult literacy has remained low, a recently-launched study by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has ... Read More »

UNESCO Confirms Disparity in Higher Education

New York (ABC Live) UNESCO :Noting the lack of sufficient institutions to cater to the growing demand for higher education as well as increasing disparities in its access, the United Nations educational and scientific agency, UNESCO, has presented a series of steps to make such education more equitable and affordable. In its new paper, Six ways to ensure higher education leaves ... Read More »

101 Journalists Killed Conflicts in 2016: UNESCO

New York (ABC Live): 17 January 2017 – More than 100 journalists were killed last year while doing their jobs, according to the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom. The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said 101 journalists were killed in 2016, the equivalent of one journalist every four days. “The profession of a journalist is ... Read More »

IOWAVE14 to Test Preparedness of 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami Hit 24 Countries

New Delhi(ABC Live): Ten years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, 24 countries in the region will participate in an exercise organized by the United Nations to test their readiness to address such rare but potentially destructive events. The large-scale simulation exercise – known as “IOWAVE14” – is planned for 9 and 10 September, and is organized under the auspices ... Read More »

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Feels Climate Change Impact in Greenland Visit

26 March 2014 (ABC Live): UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon saw first-hand the impacts of climate change during a visit today to Greenland, where the melting of ice sheets is accelerating. “I am just overwhelmed by the majestic beauty of this great land, with over 2 million square kilometres of ice cap and with such vast land covered with snow and ice – ... Read More »

India with 99 million Waterless People Stands at 2nd Position after China: UNESCO

New Delhi (ABC Live):The 2014 World Water Development Report, which was released earlier in the week by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and UN Water says , 768 million people do not have access to an improved source of water, and 2.5 billion do not have access to appropriate sanitation. The report further reveals that places where people ... Read More »

UN Inspires Young Girls to Take up Careers in Science

New Delhi (ABC Live):The importance of inspiring young girls to not only study, but to take up careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics was the focus of two panel discussions in today’s meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women. Joining panellists was the Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN-Women, Lakshmi Puri, who pointed out that ... Read More »

UNESCO Condemns Media Persons Killing in Iran

3 January 2014 New York (ABC Live): – The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom, expressed alarm today at the recent killing of six media workers in two separate incidents in Iraq and called for measures to bring those responsible to justice. The Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, ... Read More »