Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

8 09, 2017

At high-level forum, UN stresses importance of education in building ‘culture of peace’

2017-11-16T15:32:41+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Education, News|

Education can promote ideals of non-violence, equality and mutual respect, United Nations officials said today at a high-level event on how to achieve a culture of peace amid current global challenges and threats to stability, prosperity and the planet. “We have to teach our children the values of peace, tolerance, equality and respect. They should be [...]

8 09, 2017

On International Day, UN promotes online literacy in digital world

2017-11-16T15:32:42+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Education, Infrastructure, News|

New technologies open opportunities to improve lives and connect globally, but they can also marginalize those who are illiterate and lack other essential skills needed to navigate them, a senior United Nations official today said, highlighting that some 750 million adults worldwide are not literate. “Traditionally, literacy has been considered a set of reading, writing and [...]

8 09, 2017

INTERVIEW: UN must lead ‘surge in diplomacy’ for peace, Guterres says ahead of 72nd General Assembly

2017-11-16T15:32:44+00:00 September 8th, 2017|News, Peace and justice, Secretary-General|

As the excitement starts to build ahead of the United Nations General Assembly’s annual high-level session – which sees Heads of State and Government and top ministers from nearly all Member States gather in New York to weigh in on the vital issues of the day – Secretary-General António Guterres sat down with UN News to talk about the [...]