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Education as a Means to Promote Sustainability

Education as a Means to Promote Sustainability

We also need better understanding of what happens to rural people and their cultures when they are forced from their home localities or even far from familiar regions and ecosystems.

Education for All: Rising to the Challenge

Education for All: Rising to the Challenge

Unless we act now by setting strategic priorities, sixty-nine million children will still not be in school in 2015 and 796 million adults will remain illiterate.
 We cannot let this happen!

Liberia needs to do more to cut resources that could fuel conflicts

Liberia needs to do more to cut resources that could fuel conflicts

Liberia, a country once torn asunder by civil war, has made some progress in seeking to cut off the illegal supply of diamonds, timber and other natural resources that have been used to finance wars in West Africa, but more needs to be done, according to a United Nations panel.

UN backs efforts against gender-based violence in southern Africa

UN backs efforts against gender-based violence in southern Africa

Through the UNODC-backed capacity-building initiative, the agency is working with officials and civil society in Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe to support law enforcement and national criminal justice systems in their efforts to tackle violence against women.

Darfur: One case of rape during camp disturbance confirmed

Darfur: One case of rape during camp disturbance confirmed

A human rights team from the joint United Nations-African Union mission verified that one rape occurred when Government paramilitaries and police started shooting in the air at a camp market in Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region last month.

Côte d’Ivoire: UN demands end to new hostile campaign from defeated president

Côte d’Ivoire: UN demands end to new hostile campaign from defeated president

Top supporters of Côte d’Ivoire’s outgoing president, who refuses to step down despite international recognition of his opponent as the clear victor in recent elections, have launched a new hostile media campaign against the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the country.

Rescuing Republic of Congo’s natural heritage

Rescuing Republic of Congo’s natural heritage

The United Nations and the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will hold a meeting next week to discuss ways of better protecting five sites from the vast African nation that are inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

UN-African Union mission welcomes release of staffer kidnapped in Darfur

UN-African Union mission welcomes release of staffer kidnapped in Darfur

The joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur today welcomed the release of one of its staff members who was kidnapped in the strife-torn Sudanese region three months ago.

Can Education Be Made Mobile?

Can Education Be Made Mobile?

The Mobile Schools project makes the entire computer lab and library mobile and independent of local infrastructure, and travels to villages at a relatively low cost.