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Reimagine education to achieve quality learning for all, UN and partners urge

New York: Now is the time to “think beyond COVID-19” to reimagine education and realize the goal of providing all students with access to quality learning, UN agencies and their partners said on Monday in a joint statement to mark World Teachers’ Day.

Women must be part of peace building efforts demand GWI and other organisations

Kolkata/IBNS: On the occasion of the forthcoming International Day of Peace 2020 on September 21, Graduate Women International (GWI) aims to remind its Member States of their commitment to women and as means to building sustainable peace, said Shyamashree Sen.

India: Climate emergency message resonates at world’s largest literature festival – UN News special report from Jaipur

New York/IBNS: Against the backdrop of India’s famed “pink city” of Jaipur, the world’s largest literature festival hosted the UN’s top representative in the country on Monday, who told audience members attending a special session on the climate emergency, that the Organization is working flat out to slow the pace of damaging climate change.

Indian actress Sheena Chohan awarded Human Rights Hero at the UN

New York, June 29 (IBNS): Indian actress Sheena Chohan has been awarded the prestigious Human Rights Hero Award at the United Nations in New York for her work enlightening more than 36 million people about their human rights.

UN global education envoy urges new funding for ‘lost generation’ of children forced out of classrooms by conflict

New York, Feb 20 (IBNS): A child’s “real passport” to the future – education – should be stamped in the classroom, not at a border checkpoint, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said on Tuesday.

Internet milestone reached, as more than 50 per cent go online: UN telecoms agency

New York, Dec 8 (IBNS): For the first time, more than half of the world’s population of nearly 8 billion will be using the internet by the end of 2018, the United Nations telecommunications agency announced on Friday.

Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UN cultural agency

New York, Mar 3 (JEN): Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years, according to a new United Nations cultural agency report.

UN Global Compact kicks off annual conference in Delhi

Kolkata, Apr 26 (IBNS): The United Nations Global Compact kicked off its two-day event on Wednesday, bringing together over 300 leaders from business, finance, civil society, government and the UN in New Delhi for its regional flagship event Making Global Goals Local Business - India.

Sri M speaks at the UN meet of Peace Makers at Bangkok, Thailand

Kolkata, Dec 12 (IBNS): Mumtaz Ali,also known as Sri M, who is a spiritual guide and a social reformer has been invited by the United Nations to participate in the meeting on the role of religious leaders from the Asia-Pacific region in preventing incitement to violence that could lead to atrocity crimes held on Dec 6-7, Bangkok, Thailand.