UN Chronicle

A news reference publication published by the United Nations. Reports on UN actions and events as it addresses world issues.

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 3, September

Academic Impact & Education for Sustainable Development: The Contribution of Its Universities
the Black Sea region has been defined as a cradle of human civilization. Among its past historical riches, the region is home to the Legend of Jason and the Argonauts and their search for the Golden Fleece, and the biblical account of Noah's Ark. Athens,...
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Can Education Be Made Mobile?
the right to education is a fundamental human right, since it is a precondition for the fulfilment of other economic, social, cultural, civil, and political rights. It enables social mobility and successful competition in the labour market. Its realization...
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Civic Education and Inclusion: A Market or a Public Interest Perspective?
in recent years, we have constantly been reminded that we are living in a knowledge economy. Societies that invest most heavily in training their citizens will therefore be in the best position on the global chessboard. Thus, education is being given...
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Education as a Means to Promote Sustainability
One of the myths current today, spread by media events such as Al Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, is that everyone will be equal in facing the ecological and human catastrophe of climate change. This is simply not true. Clear thinking about climate...
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Education for All: Rising to the Challenge
imagine a school that changes location every forty-five days--a school that comes to the child, instead of the other way around. This is happening on the steppes of Mongolia where the government provides mobile tent schools for nomadic herder communities....
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Make an Academic Impact: Educated Women Are More Likely
1 Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger ... to provide for their children's nutrition Children whose height for age is more than two standard deviations below average Mother's education Wealthiest Poorest households ...
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National Identity and Minority Languages
how far do we go in implementing language policies into the education system so as to integrate a nation's peoples? Nearly all nations identify and determine at least one language as the official language, and some include another as the national language....
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Preparing the Next Generation to Join the Conference Table ... Fulfilling the United Nations Promise
the United Nations Charter represents the most ambitious attempt in human history to unite across borders, secure peace, promote social progress, and forge solutions to the most critical problems facing humanity. As US President Dwight D. Eisenhower...
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Reducing Poverty through Education-And How
there is no strict consensus on a standard definition of poverty that applies to all countries. Some define poverty through the inequality of income distribution, and some through the miserable human conditions associated with it, irrespective of such...
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Secretary-General: The United Nations Academic Impact
Academic institutions have an invaluable role to play in strengthening the work of the United Nations. From research laboratories to seminar rooms, from lecture halls to informal gatherings in cafeterias, the search for innovative solutions to global...
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SimplyHelp Cambodia: A Vocational Education Model of Success
mom Phoeun, who lives in rural Cambodia, lost his father at a young age, and his mother is suffering from chronic illnesses. With cow herding being their only source of income, they could not make enough money to pay for her rising medical costs. Mom...
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Unlearning Intolerance towards a Neutral Vision of 'The Others' through Education
the call for a "dialogue among civilizations" has become one of the critical features of the twenty-first century. The term itself has been used to substitute and rethink the "clash of civilizations," proposed by Samuel P. Huntington and adopted by...
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Who Speaks for the Poor, and Why Does It Matter?
The UN Chronicle has evolved over the past years into an increasingly attentive and inclusive journal. The focus of each number on a specific issue, like climate change or disarmament, makes it possible to examine these questions from a variety of...
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