U.N. Relief Agency Pledges to Open Schools ‘On Time’ for Half a Million Palestinian Refugees

By Kanya D’Almeida

UNITED NATIONS, 19 August 2015 – Overcoming a serious funding shortfall, and caught between numerous regional conflicts, the United Nation’s humanitarian agency for Palestinian refugees announced on Aug. 19 that it would nevertheless open schools on time for the roughly half-a-million children who rely on the international community for their education.

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Digital Era Here to Stay in Argentina’s Classrooms

By Fabiana Frayssinet

LA PLATA, Argentina, 27 July2015 – The showcases in the Colegio Nacional Rafael Hernández, a public high school in La Plata, Argentina, tell the story of the stern neoclassical building which dates back to 1884. But the classrooms reflect the digital era, thanks to the computers distributed to all public school students as part of a government social inclusion programme.

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Senior UN climate change official foresees ‘good agreement’ at upcoming Paris conference

PARIS – August 25, 2015 – The climate change agreement world leaders are expected to sign in December “has to take us to a less than 2 degree global warming path because that is the ultimate test of the whole package that will come out of Paris,” according to Janos Pasztor, a senior United Nations climate change advisor.

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