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  • UNESCO holds Roundtable on "Building Just and Peaceful Societies"
    21 september 2018 15:35:55
    Paris, France (PANA) - On the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Peace on 21 September, UNESCO will organize a roundtable discussion on the complex but intrinsic relationship between human rights and sustainable peace. Full text...
  • Namibia, Estonia and Indonesia home to 2018 winners of Education for Sustainable Development Prize
    21 september 2018 15:25:37
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, has named the three winners of this year’s UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Full text...
  • French author releases new book on fight against Genocide denial
    14 september 2018 13:16:03
    Kigali, Rwanda (PANA) - French univerisity lecturer, Florent Piton, on Friday presented his book depicting the consequences of Genocide denial, while urging the international community to join hands and fight Genocide deniers currently seeking asylum in many European countries, including France.Full text...
  • International Literacy Day 2018, promoting Literacy and Skills Development (A Feature by UNESCO)
    08 september 2018 13:16:35
    Paris, France (PANA) - September 8th was proclaimed as International Literacy Day (ILD) at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General Conference on 26 October, 1966. Since 1967, ILD celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Full text...
  • Nigerian Prisons Service bags 2018 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy
    07 september 2018 13:22:45
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has been awarded the 2018 UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy for the ‘National Open University of Nigeria - Prison Study Centres and Inmates General Education Programme’. Full text...
  • FIFA U-20 WWC: Record of all winners, runners up to 4th place finishers
    25 august 2018 15:00:24
    Paris, France (PANA) - Following the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France, here are the record of all the winners to date, runners up to 4th-place finishers. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Japan win maiden Cup, beat Spain 3-1 in finals
    24 august 2018 19:57:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - Japan on Friday won their maiden Under-20 Women's World Cup after beating Spain 3-1 in the match played at the Stade de la Rabine, Vannes, in France. Full text...
  • Remembering slave trade offers chance to raise awareness – UNESCO
    24 august 2018 06:54:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - On the 20th anniversary of the International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, the United Nations is inviting the world to reflect on the legacy of slavery and remember to guard against racial prejudices, which continue to fuel everyday discrimination against people of African descent. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Spain vs Japan in Friday's final match
    24 august 2018 06:48:10
    Paris, France (PANA) - Spain, making a fourth appearance in the FIFA Under-20 Women's World cup, take on Japan in Friday's finals of the 2018 event in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Spain qualify for final, face Japan in Friday's final match
    20 august 2018 19:46:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - Spain defeated France 1-0 on Monday, thanks to a goal by Patri in the 51st minute, to qualify for the final of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Japan power past England to reach final
    20 august 2018 17:15:16
    Paris, France (PANA) - First-half goals by Riko Ueki and Jun Endo earned Japan a 2-0 victory over England on Monday, and with it, a place in the final of the FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup France 2018. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Semi-final matches take place Monday
    20 august 2018 02:05:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - Here are the semi-final fixtures, to be played on Monday at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • UNESCO DG bemoans the passing of Kofi Annan
    19 august 2018 09:57:18
    Paris, France (PANA) - "I am deeply saddened to learn of the sudden death of former United Nations Secretary-General and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Kofi Annan," said Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO, who called the Ghanaian diplomat: "A great defender of peace, a very embodiment of peace and of a resolutely modern vision of the United Nations." Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: All semi-finalists emerge
    18 august 2018 05:01:21
    Paris, France (PANA) - Japan on Friday defeated favourites Germany 3-1 to qualify for the semi-final of the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: 2nd set of quarter-final matches on Friday
    17 august 2018 06:32:22
    Paris, France (PANA) - Below are the second set of quarter-final fixtures, to be played on Friday, at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria bow out, lose 2-1 to Spain in quarter-final
    16 august 2018 19:38:46
    Paris, France (PANA) - With two goals in the 13th and 47th minutes, and the one they conceded in the 57th minute, Spain eliminated Nigeria on Thursday in the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Quarter-final matches begin on Thursday
    15 august 2018 19:07:53
    Paris, France (PANA) - Below are the quarter-final fixtures to be played on Thursday at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: All the quarter-finalists emerge
    14 august 2018 06:04:27
    Paris, France (PANA) - With Nigeria, Germany, Spain and Japan reaching the knockout phase of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France, all the eight quarter-finalists have now emerged. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria qualify for quarter finals
    13 august 2018 19:36:54
    Dinan-Léhon, France (PANA) - Nigeria's Under-20 female football team, the Falconets, on Monday drew 1-1 with China in their final Group D match to reach the quarter-finals of the 2018 Under-20 FIFA World Cup in France. Full text...
  • European gov'ts urged to assign place of safety after rescues on Mediterranean
    13 august 2018 09:29:04
    Paris, France (PANA) - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical charity. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: France, 3 others reach quarter-finals
    13 august 2018 06:25:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - Hosts France, the Netherlands, England and defending champions North Korea are through to the quarter-finals of the 2018 FIFA Under-20 World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Final Groups A, B matches on Sunday
    12 august 2018 07:37:36
    Paris, France (PANA) - Below are the fixtures for the final Groups A Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Nigeria win 1st match, rekindle qualification hope
    09 august 2018 19:57:56
    Paris, France (PANA) - Nigeria defeated Haiti 1-0 on Thursday, vaulting from bottom of the four-team table to second place in Group D at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Day 2, Groups C, D matches on Thursday
    09 august 2018 06:47:39
    Paris, France (PANA) - The following are Day 2 matches in Groups C and D, to be played on Thursday at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Ghana eliminated on Wednesday
    08 august 2018 19:51:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - Ghana, one of the two African representatives at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France, have been eliminated, even with Day 3 matches yet to be played. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Day 2, Groups A, B matches on Wednesday
    08 august 2018 06:38:34
    Paris, France (PANA) - The following are Day 2, Group matches in Groups A and B at the ongoing 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Ghana, Nigeria lose 1st matches
    07 august 2018 13:36:56
    Paris, France (PANA) - Ghana and Nigeria, Africa's representatives at the 2018 FIFA Under-20 Women's World Cup in France, lost their opening matches on Sunday and Monday respectively as the 9th edition of the FIFA event got underway. Full text...
  • Humanitarian rescue ship Aquarius returns to Mediterranean
    02 august 2018 05:23:32
    Marseille, France (PANA) - The rescue ship Aquarius, run in partnership between SOS Mediterranee and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), a medical charity, set sail on Wednesday from Marseille, France, after an extended port call. Full text...
  • UNESCO designates 24 new biosphere reserves
    26 july 2018 06:38:30
    Paris, France (PANA) - Protecting mangroves, tropical rain forests and other biodiversity hot spots, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) bumped up its World Network of Biosphere Reserves by 24 new sites on Wednesday, which means that 686 unique natural sites in total are being preserved globally. Full text...
  • UNESCO invites experts to open discussion on Artificial Intelligence
    21 july 2018 12:24:52
    Paris, France (PANA) - In order to reflect on the significant impact of emerging and smart technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) on the Organization’s core mandate to promote the free flow of ideas by word and image and build inclusive knowledge societies, UNESCO’s Communication and Information (CI) Sector, with partners, will be organizing an open discussion on “Harnessing AI to Foster Knowledge Societies and Sustainable Development”. Full text...
  • How to restore the ocean’s oxygen? A New tool for policy makers (A UNESCO Feature)
    21 july 2018 11:53:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - Oxygen is declining in the ocean. Since the 1960s, the area of low oxygen water in the open ocean has increased by 4.5 million km2 and over 500 low oxygen sites have been identified around the world. Full text...
  • FIFA U-20 WWC: Black Princesses of Ghana to camp in Spain
    07 july 2018 12:33:59
    Accra, Ghana (PAN) - The Black Princesses of Ghana would be camp in Spain, ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in France. Full text...
  • FAO chief highlights peace as a powerful force for ending hunger
    06 july 2018 05:52:28
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization José Graziano da Silva has highlighted the vital role agriculture plays in preventing conflict and promoting sustainable peace, during a keynote speech delivered on Thursday at a forum on agriculture, defence, diplomacy and development (L'Agriculture en 3D: Défense, Diplomatie, Développement) in Paris. Full text...
  • FAO, UNESCO redouble efforts to achieve SDGs
    04 july 2018 19:33:19
    Paris, France (PANA) - UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have renewed their partnership to boost efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, including the goal of Zero Hunger. Full text...
  • Rights group says France's flawed age assessment excludes many from care
    04 july 2018 12:24:12
    Paris, France (PANA) – Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday slammed the child protection authorities in Paris for using flawed age assessment procedures for unaccompanied migrant children, thus excluding many from care they need and are entitled to. Full text...
  • International partnership to address human-animal-environment health risks gets boost
    30 may 2018 19:20:34
    Divvonne-les-Bains, France (PANA) - The UN Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) have agreed to step up joint action to combat health threats associated with interactions between humans, animals and the environment.Full text...
  • Rights group urges Libyan parties to create conditions for free, fair vote
    29 may 2018 06:22:29
    Paris, France (PANA) – French President Emmanuel Macron should ensure that four Libyan leaders meeting in Paris on Tuesday, pledge to improve human rights and ensure conditions conducive for a free and fair vote ahead of any planned elections, Human Rights Watch has said. Full text...
  • UNESCO hosts youth conference on how to save the planet
    14 may 2018 05:33:30
    Paris, France (PANA) - Some 70 selected young leaders from over 60 countries have gathered at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, for a conference aimed at promoting Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).Full text...
  • UNESCO celebrates 1st International Day of Light
    12 may 2018 08:31:16
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO will welcome leading scientists on 16 May, 2018, for the First edition of the International Day of Light, as it celebrates the role light plays in "our" daily lives. Full text...
  • FIFA U-20 WWC: FIFA names 2 Africans, 13 others as referees for France 2018
    09 may 2018 14:49:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - The FIFA Referees Committee has appointed 15 female referees, including two Africans, and 30 female assistant referees, among them 4 Africans, to officiate at the upcoming FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup, France 2018. Full text...
  • UK finances microcredit project in Libya
    03 may 2018 14:21:18
    Paris, France (PANA) – The government of the United Kingdom and Expertise France, France’s international technical expertise agency, have signed a deal to set up jointly the first microcredit agency in Libya, official sources told PANA on Thursday in Paris. Full text...
  • Youth to combat violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
    25 april 2018 04:42:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - With one in four of the world’s 1.2 billion youth affected by some sort of violence or armed conflict, the United Nations on Tuesday launched a project to support new, youth-driven initiatives in education, science, culture and the media to prevent violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia Full text...
  • Imprisoned Egyptian photojournalist to receive UN press freedom prize
    24 april 2018 05:35:18
    Paris, France (PANA) - A photojournalist who has been in jail for nearly five years after being arrested for covering a demonstration in Cairo has been selected to receive this year’s press freedom prize from the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Full text...
  • The world celebrates World Book and Copyright Day
    23 april 2018 11:52:23
    Paris, France (PANA) - The World Book and Copyright Day, observed across the world on 23 April, is a celebration to promote the enjoyment of books and reading, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), said on Monday. Full text...
  • UNESCO, partner launch project to tackle violent extremism in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia
    22 april 2018 11:14:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - UNESCO and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) will launch a two-year project on “Prevention of Violent Extremism through Youth Empowerment in Jordan, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia” with an event at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, on Tuesday, 24 April. Full text...
  • Amnesty pushes for victims’ rights at OECD Minerals Forum
    18 april 2018 08:29:29
    Paris, France (PANA) - Human rights group, Amnesty International, has urged zero tolerance for companies who continue to profit from human rights abuses in cobalt mines, ahead of the 12th Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains, which is taking place in Paris between 17-20 April. Full text...
  • South Africa, France complete satellite project
    17 april 2018 16:08:17
    Cape Town, South Africa (PANA) – The Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) and the French South African Institute of Technology (F’Sati) have teamed up to construct and launch Africa’s biggest and most advanced cube satellite.Full text...
  • UNESCO condemns killing of guards in Virunga National Park
    11 april 2018 06:45:24
    Paris, France (PANA) - The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on Tuesday condemned the deadly attack perpetrated on 9 April against staff of the Virunga National Park in which six guards and their driver died.Full text...
  • UNESCO, partners move to promote women's football internationally
    28 march 2018 15:38:42
    Paris, France (PANA) - In the spirit of the approaching FIFA Women’s World Cup, to be held in France in June 2019, UNESCO, together with the French National Union of Professional Footballers (l’Union nationale des footballeurs professionnels – UNFP) and the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS), will work together to advance the promotion of women’s football on the world stage. Full text...
  • 2018 FIFA U-20 WWC: Draw held for tournament
    08 march 2018 17:38:59
    Paris, France (PANA) - Hosts France will clash with Ghana in the opening match of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup (France 2018) in Vannes on 5 August, according to the draw held on Thursday. Full text...

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