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Two-thirds of poorer countries cut education budgets due to COVID-19

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Despite additional funding needs, two-thirds of low- and lower-middle-income countries have cut their public education budgets since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, according...
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Ghanaian Foundation wins 2020 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy award

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A Ghanaian literacy and business skills empowerment foundation has been adjudged winner of the 2020 edition of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...
Children visit the 2019 Nanjing Book Fair in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu province, March 30, 2019. The book fair was held at the Nanjing International Exhibition Center. Photo by Yang Suping, People’s Daily Online

Chinese children’s books get more overseas exposure

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By Zhang He As Chinese children’s literature works and picture books are gaining more and more foreign readers in recent years, international awards in this...
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About 300 million students worldwide out of school due to coronavirus

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The spread of the novel coronavirus over the globe forced almost 300 million students to stay at home, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...
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Upcoming decade of indigenous languages to focus on users’ human rights

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Participants at a high-level event in Mexico City on indigenous languages issued a strategic roadmap for the Decade of Indigenous Languages (2022-2032) prioritizing the...
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Ghana government takes steps to review the nation’s cultural policy

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The government is taking steps to review the nation’s cultural policy to bring it in tune with changing trends – to provide for the...
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Africa should include lessons from slavery in educational curricula

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has urged African countries to consider the inclusion of the lessons from the Trans-Atlantic Slave...
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UNESCO, China to further enhance teachers’ capacity in Africa

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The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and China on Monday reiterated their joint commitments to enhancing teachers' capacity in Africa towards the...
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Namibia and UNESCO Funds Online Forum for Educators

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The Namibian government in conjunction with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)-China Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) on Thursday launched the inter-institutional Kopano Online...
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UN Marks Maiden International Day of Education

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UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on all countries to prioritize education as a public good and support it with cooperation, partnerships and...
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Ghana hosts 2018 press freedom celebrations

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Activities marking the global celebrations of this year's World Press Freedom Day opened in Ghana on Wednesday. The event, including conferences, symposia and exhibitions, for...

ISESCO urges Egyptian unity against terrorism

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The Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) strongly condemned on Monday the terrorist attacks that targeted Coptic churches in Egypt, calling on Egyptians...

GTA To Boost Potentials Of Bosomtwe Lake

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The Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA) has unveiled an ambitious plan to increase the tourist attraction of the Bosomtwe Lake, the largest natural fresh water...
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Crimes against journalists to be addressed by African Courts

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The rate of impunity for crimes against journalists remains extremely high worldwide, according to UNESCO figures, which show that since 2006, fewer than 7...
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UNESCO urges African judiciary to protect journalists’ safety, end impunity

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Zulmira Rodrigues, Head of UNESCO Dar es Salaam Office, Representative to Tanzania made the call in the country's safari capital of Arusha when speaking...
File photo provided by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows the Moore Town Maroon community in Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park. The UNESCO listed Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park as world heritage on July 3, 2015. (Xinhua)

UNESCO lists Jamaica’s Blue and John Crow Mountains as world heritage

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) listed Jamaica's Blue and John Crow Mountains National Park as world heritage on Friday. This marks...

Botswana adopts programs to preserve culture

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Botswana has adopted programs and services that are aimed at preserving, promoting and developing it's culture, the country's Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture...

DR Congo Pushes Rwandan Rebels Out Of Virunga Park

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) army have expelled the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda rebels from Virunga national park,...
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Sub-Saharan African countries to scale up investments in social programs

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Sub-Saharan African countries will scale up investments in social programs like education and health to tackle poverty and inequality, ministers said on Wednesday Ministers, scholars...
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Minister calls on all to protect forest resources

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The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Nii Osa Mills, has urged all to get to work to protect the natural resources and promote...

Stakeholders discuss Biodiversity Conservation in West Africa

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A two?day Regional Workshop on ?Support for the Management of National Biosphere Reserves for Effective Biodiversity Conservation? in West Africa opened on Friday in...