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India moves to open up job quotas to upper castes for first time
It comes as India’s lower house passes a bill to give citizenship to non-Muslims fleeing alleged persecution in neighbouring countries

-23 Jan 2019

North Korea: Dire human rights remain ‘unchanged’ despite Kim Jong-un’s promised reforms, UN warns
Despite more than a year of international engagement and promises of economic reform by North Korea's leaders, the human rights situation in the isolated country remains dire, a top UN rights official said on Friday.

-23 Jan 2019

Pakistan university rebrands Valentine's Day as 'Sister's Day' with free headscarves for women
University of Agriculture in Faisalabad says it is attempting to encourage 'Eastern culture and Islamic traditions among the youth'

-23 Jan 2019

School-related violence and bullying on the basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expre
School related violence and bullying is a problem in all countries. UNESCO is committed to ensuring that all children and young people have access to safe, inclusive, health-promoting learning environments as part of its strategy on education for health and well-being.

-22 Jan 2019

UNESCO hosts debate on ethics of new technologies and artificial intelligence “Tech Futures: Hope or
The rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies such as robotics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things, are transforming professions, economies and industries, and challenging traditional ideas about what it means to be human. In this context, UNESCO will host a debat...

-22 Jan 2019

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