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Integrating entertainment with philanthropy, UN shines a spotlight on World TV Day

21 November – On World TV Day, the United Nations put its spotlight on the key role television plays in focusing the world's attention on a wide array of issues – ranging from the environment to conflicts and other pressing economic and social issues.


‘Discrimination against one is discrimination against all,’ says UNESCO on Day for Tolerance

16 November – Marking the International Day for Tolerance, the head of the United Nations cultural agency underscored how tolerance must be nurtured to celebrate the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together.


France’s former Culture Minister appointed new UNESCO chief

10 November – Member States of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday appointed Audrey Azoulay, a former culture minister of France, to the top post of the agency.


Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges

10 November – Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development.


Journalism under fire amid rise of ‘fake news’ and social media-driven echo chambers – UNESCO report

6 November – The media industry, which remains the primary source of news and information in the digital age, faces both vast opportunities and steep challenges, the United Nations cultural agency said on Monday in its flagship analysis of new trends in media freedom, pluralism, independence and the safety of journalists.


'Doctrines of rejection' must be met with courage, commitment to solidarity and empathy – UNESCO chief

31 October – Multilateralism is facing challenges just when it is most needed, senior United Nations officials told a UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) forum in Paris on Tuesday, calling for a “new humanism” to counter rising doctrines of withdrawal and rejection of others.


Linking past and present, audiovisual heritage is ‘part of our common history,’ UNESCO says on World Day

27 October – Through sound recordings and moving images, audiovisual heritage provides priceless insight to the past while preserving unique documentation for future generations, the United Nations cultural agency said on the day set aside to raise global awareness about the importance of the fragility of this heritage.


Don't just blame teachers when system is at fault, says UNESCO

24 October – Blaming just the teacher or the school for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, warns a new report from the United Nations educational agency.


US withdrawal from UNESCO 'loss for multilateralism,' says cultural agency's chief

12 October – The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) voiced “profound regret” on Thursday over the United States' decision to withdraw from the agency.