Successful conclusion of the »Summer School on the United Nations«

Participants and the organizing team. (Photo - Jana Mahorčič)United Nations Association of Slovenia organized the “Summer school on the United Nations: Youth competencies for the challenges of the globalized world” held from 10th until 12th September 2014 at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana. The 3-days conference was attended by 30 young activists from Slovenia and abroad.

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Education can save lives

(Photo - internet)22 September 2014 - If all women in poor countries completed primary education, child mortality would drop by one-sixth saving almost one million lives, the United Nations educational agency today reported highlighting the links between schooling and achieving a new set of sustainable development targets.

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Colombian women’s network receives annual UN refugee award

21 September 2014 - A Colombian women’s rights group, whose members put their lives on the line to assist survivors of forced displacement and sexual abuse, is this year’s winner of a prestigious award presented by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: Message on the International Day of Peace

Ban Ki-moon

Vienna, 21 September - Today is the International Day of Peace.

Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. 

We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace.

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UNICEF plays the key role for Gazan kids to begin new school year

UNICEF is helping displaced children in Gaza smile and resume hope by organizing recreational activities in shelters. (Photo - UNICEF, Loulou d'Aki)16 September 2014 - The devastating 50-day conflict has forced the new academic year in the Gaza Strip to begin three weeks late – on 14 September. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac emphasized that more than 500 children had died, over 3,350 suffered injuries and many others were secluded at home during the fighting.

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