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Suffering of thousands of war-affected Syrian children ‘unprecedented and unacceptable’

Well over 7,000 child casualties in Syria’s brutal armed conflict have been verified over the last five years, but this is just “the tip of the iceberg,” the United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the crisis lamented on Tuesday, with thousands more cases likely going unreported.

Lebanese Students receive “UN Aware-Phase II Certificates”

The United Nations Information Centre in Beirut, in collaboration with UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States, the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO (LNCU) and World Youth Alliance-Middle East (WYAME) non-governmental organization, convened a ceremony to distribute “UN Aware-Phase II” Certificates to Lebanese Public Schools that participated in this UN awareness-oriented initiative.

UN condemns Syrian 'war on children' as up to 30 reportedly killed in clashes

The UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has expressed alarm at reports that up to 30 children have been killed during recent violence in Al Shafa village, in eastern Syria.

Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, said in a statement that the killings demonstrate that “the war on children is far from over in Syria.”

Marginalized voices must be ‘included and amplified’ in digital technology space: UN Chief

New thinking is needed to better address deep gender gaps in access to digital technologies, seek out networks of the increasingly active elderly population, and support young people facing a rapidly transforming labour market, UN Secretary-General António Guterres told delegates on Monday, at the 2018 Internet Governance Forum (IGF), hosted in Paris by the UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

When nations work together, hope prevails and collective solutions can be found - UN chief tells Peace Forum, marking World War centenary in Paris

From conflict and economic downturn to disease and climate change, global problems require “more than ever” a strengthening of international cooperation, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres told world leaders at the Paris Peace Forum on Sunday, commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. 

SDGs and UNESCO Clubs: Vibrant Discussion with University Students in Lebanon

The American University of Science and Technology in Zahle (AUST-Zahle) located in the Bekaa, eastern Lebanon, organized a two-hour lecture for their International Affairs students, in coordination with the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO and the UN Information Centre (UNIC) in Beirut, to lay the grounds for the creation of a UNESCO club on campus.