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Today is International Mother Language day

So the language children are taught in, can often reflect broader societal inequalities, according to the Global Campaign for education.

This statement also falls in line with the appeal launched on this day by the UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova for the potential of mutli-lingual education to be acknowledged everywhere - in education and administrative systems, in cultural expressions and the media, cyberspace and trade.

Turkey: Aleppo evacuations could be completed by Wednesday

A group of buses scheduled to evacuate the last civilians and rebels from eastern Aleppo has been delayed, Syrian state-run media said, blaming infighting among rebel factions.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted Tuesday that 37,500 people had been evacuated from the war-torn city so far, adding that "all evacuations are intended to be finished by tomorrow."

Both the Syrian regime and a key rebel group had said earlier they expected the evacuations to be completed Tuesday.

More than 1,200 students learn about UN goals

The school program known as “UN4U” has run for years to bring the work of the United Nations and development issues into schools to build their knowledge and expose students to global perspectives.

This year, the sessions with students focused on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, a set of global milestones to which the Government of Papua New Guinea is signatory and which cover economic, social and environmental development aspects.

Today is Human Rights Day

Today is your day.

December 10 is observed every year as the international Human Rights Day.

It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe December 10 each year as Human Rights Day.

This year, Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights!

West Papuan Liberation Movement lobbies at the UN

They have been talking about their hopes for a new internationally-supervised self-determination vote for the indigenous people of Indonesia's Papua region.

Mr Wenda said the lobbying gives them an opportunity to correct misinformation spread internationally about Papua by Jakarta and people within the UN system appreciate the discussions.

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Notorious suburb needs a permanent police station: Kaiwa 
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The notorious suburb of West Taraka in Lae needs a permanent police station.

 

Syria conflict: Almost one million living under siege - UN

Emergency Relief Co-ordinator Stephen O'Brien said the figure had jumped from 486,700 to 974,080 in six months.

People were being "isolated, starved, bombed and denied medical attention and humanitarian assistance in order to force them to submit or flee," he said.

Mr O'Brien noted that the "deliberate tactic of cruelty" was mostly employed by President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Australia asylum: UN criticises 'cruel' conditions on Nauru

Australia sends asylum seekers who arrive by boat to centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

Francois Crepeau, the UN special rapporteur on migrant human rights, has just finished an 18-day stint examining Australia's immigration laws.

He said in Canberra on Friday that conditions on Nauru were "cruel, inhuman and degrading".

"Australia would vehemently protest if its citizens were treated like this by other countries and especially if Australian children were treated like this," the Canadian lawyer said.

What climate change deniers, like Donald Trump, believe

He pledged to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, which leading nations signed in April, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Donald Trump doesn't believe global warming is a real threat to the USA.

He tweeted his opinions on the matter in 2012 and 2014, although later denied his tweets, when challenged by Hillary Clinton.

Maria Sharapova to be reinstated as UN ambassador

It says that the UN is looking forward to working with her to discuss her role "at an appropriate date".

The player admitted in March that she had taken the substance meldonium at the Australian Open in January.

She was subsequently banned for two years by an investigating tribunal.

But last month her suspension was reduced to 15 months after she filed an appeal.