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  • UN: UNESCO stresses freedom of expression, journalists' safety
    29 april 2015 20:02:17
    New York, US (PANA) - Ahead of the World Press Freedom Day 2015, marked annually on 3 May, the UN agency mandated to promote and protect press freedom worldwide, UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Wednesday stressed the need to enhance media freedom and ensure journalists' safety around the world. Full text...

  • Burkina Faso: Students to protest poor learning environment
    28 april 2015 12:09:55
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PANA) - The Burkina national students' association has announced it will stage a protest starting from Thursday against the deteriorating learning conditions in the country. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO urges promotion of reading, writing to strengthen foundation of peace
    23 april 2015 16:36:18
    New York,US (PANA) - Calling for an opportunity to recognize the power of books to change lives for the better, UNESCO said Thursday, books as global symbols of social progress, have always been targets for those who reject freedom and tolerance. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Schools reopen
    14 april 2015 16:36:45
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - As expected, schools finally reopened in Sierra Leone Tuesday, nine months after they were closed due to the Ebola outbreak in the country, PANA reported from here. Full text...

  • UN: UN Postal Conference begins work on new global strategy
    13 april 2015 22:31:50
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday underlined the essential role to be played by postal services in global efforts to build a sustainable future, as well as foster growth and development Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: Schools to reopen Tuesday after 9-month forced break
    13 april 2015 12:54:07
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - Schools in Sierra Leone will reopen Tuesday, nine months after they were shut due to the outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease, the Ministry of Education confirmed Monday. Full text...

  • UN: UN agencies present projects showing how 'Big Data' can save lives, fight hunger
    09 april 2015 19:08:33
    New York, US (PANA) - Two UN agencies said anonymous data - information from which the identity of the sender has been stripped from mobile telephone usage could provide vital support in efforts to achieve sustainable development and to respond to humanitarian crises. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO says despite major gains, world's education goals far from achieved
    09 april 2015 17:15:33
    New York, US (PANA) - Just one-third of countries have achieved all the measurable education goals set in 2000 and only half of all countries have achieved universal primary enrolment, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Thursday. Full text...

  • Nigeria: NGO tasks President-elect on corruption
    09 april 2015 12:29:15
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigerian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has challenged President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to implement a 5-point programme against corruption, if he is to send a strong signal of change and ensure improved governance throughout the country. Full text...

  • Nigeria: President Jonathan, opposition greet Christians at Easter
    04 april 2015 18:21:48
    Abuja, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has urged his compatriots to make the necessary sacrifices for greater unity, peace, political stability and progress in the country. Full text...

  • UN: National, labour experts say decent work cornerstone for sustainable development
    02 april 2015 22:55:28
    New York, US (PANA) - Promoting safe, dignified and fairly paid jobs for all will be crucial to the Full text...

  • UN: UN Economic, Social body to launch network to tackle global employment challenge
    02 april 2015 07:57:10
    New York, US (PANA) - As the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSCO) ended its 3-day segment on boosting integration of the three pillars of sustainable development, its Vice-President, Mr. Vladimir Drobnjak, has said he will work with the lnternational Labour Organisation (ILO) on ways to provide employment and decent work to people around the world. Full text...

  • UN: UN, IOM call for entries for youth videos on migration, diversity, social inclusion
    31 march 2015 05:15:51
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have invited youth to submit original and creative videos focusing on PLURAL+ themes: Migration, Diversity and Social inclusion. Full text...

  • UN: UN officials stress need for employment, decent work
    30 march 2015 21:10:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The Vice-President of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), Mr. Vladimir Drobnjak on Monday stressed the importance for UN member states to create employment opportunities and decent work for all in order to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, and to fulfil the objectives of the new UN development agenda. Full text...

  • UN: UN to consider new strategies for finding decent jobs for all
    26 march 2015 19:49:07
    New York, US (PANA) - World leaders, eminent economists, business and trade union leaders, Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Cape Verde, Sao Tome
    23 february 2015 20:34:14
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – Sao Tome Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO marks Mother Language Day, spotlights role of native tongue in education
    21 february 2015 19:47:26
    New York, US (PANA) - Mother tongue education is not only a force for quality learning, it is also essential to bolster multilingualism and respect for linguistic and cultural diversity at a time when societies are transforming quickly and many languages are under threat, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said on Saturday. Full text...

  • Togo: Govt. closes schools because of teachers' strike
    18 february 2015 20:10:35
    Lomé, Togo (PANA) – The Togolese government has closed all schools in the country to prevent students from participating in a strike launched on Wednesday by workers, according to an official communiqué issued in Lomé. Full text...

  • Sierra Leone: IRC welcomes decision to reopen schools in Sierra Leone, Liberia
    16 february 2015 13:04:02
    Freetown, Sierra Leone (PANA) - The International Rescue Committee (IRC) has welcomed the announcements by the Sierra Leonean and Liberian governments that they plan to reopen schools, which were shut at the height of the Ebola epidemic in the two nations. Full text...

  • UN: Expert warns African governments against privatising basic education
    13 february 2015 09:22:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education, Mr. Kishore Singh, Full text...

  • UN: ITU calls for global action to boost online safety for children
    11 february 2015 07:28:55
    New York, US (PANA) - The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has called for global Full text...

  • Côte d’Ivoire: Striking prison guards in Côte d’Ivoire reject call for duty (Corrected)
    03 february 2015 18:47:34
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Services in Côte d’Ivoire prisons are at a standstill since Monday due to a strike by guards who are demanding a pay rise, according to sources close to the correctional facilities. Full text...

  • Côte d'Ivoire: Striking by prison guards in Côte d'Ivoire reject calls for duty
    03 february 2015 18:41:36
    Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Services in Côte d’Ivoire prisons are at a standstill since Monday due to a strike by guards who are demanding a pay rise, according to sources close to the correctional facilities. Full text...

  • UN: ILO report predicts rising global unemployment due to slower growth, inequality
    20 january 2015 17:40:30
    New York, US (PANA) - A new report by the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) has said an extra 10 million people worldwide are likely to be unemployed by 2019, pointing to slower growth, widening inequalities and economic turbulence as reasons behind the trend. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO, UNICEF say 63 million adolescents out of school globally
    19 january 2015 19:47:14
    New York, US (PANA) - Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 years Full text...

  • Mali: UNICEF prepares five-year intervention plan for Mali
    15 january 2015 17:34:19
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – UNICEF is preparing a five-year intervention plan in Mali that gives priority to basic education, humanitarian and health services, especially in the conflict affected North of the country, the UN children's agency Regional Director for West and Central Africa, Manual Fontaine, said here Thursday. Full text...

  • Kenya: No respite in Kenya teachers' strike
    12 january 2015 11:48:36
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - The teachers’ strike in Kenya entered its second week Monday with the authorities vowing not to give in to the teachers' pay hike demands. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO chief shows solidarity with Paris freedom march
    11 january 2015 21:38:05
    New York, US (PANA) - UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova Sunday participated in the historic march for freedom and solidarity in Paris, France, in the wake of the deadly terrorist assault on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, and after three days of subsequent attacks that killed 17 people in the country. Full text...

  • UN: UN urges airliners to report position every 15 minutes
    08 january 2015 19:35:30
    New York, US (PANA) - Passenger planes will soon be instructed to start reporting their position on flight every 15 minutes in order to enhance safety guidelines for the aviation industry, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) said Thursday. Full text...

  • UN: WTO says 1.1 billion international tourists travelled in 2014
    01 january 2015 16:34:41
    New York, US (PANA) - International tourism hit a new record at the end of 2014 Full text...

  • UN: Post Offices expect to deliver over 7 million letters to Santa
    25 december 2014 15:32:50
    New York, US (PANA) - Post Offices around the world are expecting to receive more than 7 million letters to Santa this year, according to the UN Universal Postal Union (UPU). Full text...

  • UN: ILO report says higher education key to stable employment
    16 december 2014 21:02:41
    New York, US (PANA) - A new UN International Labour Organization (ILO) report says higher education is a prerequisite for millions of youth in the developing world who hope to find a decent, "non-vulnerable" job. Full text...

  • Tanzania: Int'l experts gather to discuss Tanzania's social protection programme
    15 december 2014 13:51:26
    Arusha, Tanzania (PANA) - A three-day international conference of policy-makers, researchers and practitioners involved in planning, design, and implementation of social protection programmes, opened Monday in Arusha, northern Tanzania, aiming to assist the East African country in developing practical measures of national collaboration to address poverty, and vulnerability and make growth more sustainable and inclusive. Full text...

  • Sao Tome and Principe: Govt members donate salaries to volcano victims in Cape Verde
    13 december 2014 15:27:52
    Sao Tomé, Sao Tomé and Principe (PANA) - Members of the new government in Sao Tome will donate 20% of their monthly salaries to victims of the volcano that erupted on the Cape Verde island of Fogo, PANA reported from here Saturday. Full text...

  • Mali: Germany supports training of policemen for peacekeeping in Africa
    12 december 2014 18:46:09
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – Twenty-five policemen and gendarmes from Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Niger, Madagascar, Togo and Mali on Friday completed training in peacekeeping at the Alioune Blondin Bèye peacekeeping school of Bamako, official sources told PANA. Full text...

  • UN: ILO says lack of health protection leads to 'deep impoverishment'
    09 december 2014 20:40:43
    New York US (PANA) - Some 80 per cent of the population across 44 countries lives without any health protection, essentially being deprived of the right to healthcare simply because they cannot afford it, according a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Full text...

  • UN: Letter-post still key revenue-maker for world’s postal services - UN agency
    02 december 2014 08:44:42
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN Universal Postal Union (UPU) says despite an overall decline in global letter mailings, traditional letter-post still contributes almost half of all postal revenues. Full text...

  • DR Congo: OCHA condemns murder of humanitarian agent
    26 november 2014 21:34:58
    Kinshasa, DR Congo (PANA) – The coordinator of humanitarian action in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Moustapha Soumaré, has condemned the murder of a humanitarian agent in an ambush by gunmen in the country. Full text...

  • UN: ITU says three billion people online
    24 november 2014 22:06:12
    New York, US PANA) - The UN International Telecommunication Union says over three billion people are now online and information and communication technology (ICT) growth remains buoyant in just about every country worldwide. Full text...

  • UN: ILO says developing countries opting for social protection over fiscal consolidation
    17 november 2014 18:29:31
    New York, US (PANA) - While the majority of countries around the world are expected to cut public expenditures in 2015 and beyond, others will be moving in the opposite direction to expand social protection measures, the UN International Labour Organization (ILO) said Monday in a new policy paper. Full text...

  • Mali: African human resources professionals meet in Bamako
    14 november 2014 16:42:35
    Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The 18th edition of the African Human Resources Day (JARH) will be held from 18-20 November 2014 in Bamako, the chair of Malian Association of Human Resources Managers (AMGRH), Nouhoum Diakité announced Friday at a news conference in the Malian capital. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO chief stresses role of education for a sustainable future
    10 november 2014 18:52:26
    New York, US (PANA) - The role education plays in preparing the world’s youth for a sustainable future is becoming increasingly relevant, particularly as the planet is set to face growing economic, social and environmental challenges, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova has said. Full text...

  • Cape Verde: Police dismantle criminal gang
    05 november 2014 20:28:53
    Praia, Cape Verde (PANA) – The Cape Verdian police chief, Joao Domingos de Pina, has announced the detention at the central prison of Sao Martinho of six members of criminal ring terrorising residents in several districts of the capital, Praia. Full text...

  • Kenya: Police probe Malawi envoy son's killing
    27 october 2014 11:50:55
    Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya Police are investigating the murder of the son of the Malawi High Commissioner to Kenya in Limuru Marcel Chirwa, 20 km west of the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, over the weekend. Full text...

  • UN: UN expert urges more respect, less criminalization for migrant workers
    25 october 2014 17:36:09
    New York, US (PANA) - The lack of political will to stand up for migrant workers’ rights remains Full text...

  • Nigeria: Schools to reopen in state worst hit by Boko Haram attacks
    19 october 2014 23:04:17
    Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Public schools will reopen next month in Nigeria's northern Borno state, the epicentre of the attacks by the terror group Boko Haram, state government officials announced Sunday. Full text...

  • UN: UN celebrates Nobel Peace Prize to children’s rights activists
    10 october 2014 21:43:05
    New York, US (PANA) - The UN on Friday lauded the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to two human rights activists, saying the winners have received well-deserved recognition for championing children’s rights around the world. Full text...

  • UN: UPU stresses need for transformation in postal services
    09 october 2014 17:26:10
    New York, US (PANA) - Marking World Post Day Thursday, Universal Postal Union (UPU) Director-General Bishar Hussein said that for postal services to flourish in a globalized and ever-evolving communication landscape, electrical and Internet connectivity is essential, especially in developing countries, where only 32 percent of the population has access to the Internet. Full text...

  • UN: UNESCO says many countries hiring untrained teachers
    02 october 2014 17:59:27
    New York, US (PANA) - A global shortage of teachers has pressured many countries into hiring Full text...

  • UN: Official says Africa faces unemployment challenges
    01 october 2014 22:16:07
    New York, US (PANA) - UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, says although there has been great social and economic progress across Africa, its economies have not kept pace with legitimate demands, including providing jobs to young people. Full text...

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