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  • International Jazz Day, 30 April 2017

    "When a human being is oppressed, the natural tendency is to feel anger. Jazz is a response to oppression that is not bullets and blood. Jazz is the expression of harmony ... and at the same time of hope and freedom."- Herbie Hancock, legendary jazz pianist and composer and UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue 28 April 2017 - This weekend […]

  • Perceptions of Press Freedom rocked by 2017 index

    27.4.2017 - If the 2017 World Press Freedom Index shows you something, it is certainly that the freedom of the written word can never be taken for granted. The yearly Index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders (RWB) reflects a world in which attacks on the media have become commonplace and strongmen are on the rise. […]

  • #STEM in the City in MILAN

    An opportunity for young women to support the Sustainable Development Goals while building a career in STEM Too few young women are choosing engineering and technology as a career path. A recent Microsoft study of 11,500 girls and young women across Europe found that their interest in STEM subjects dropped dramatically at the age of 15 due to […]

  • Ciné-ONU presents Prison Sisters – from oppression to liberation

    25 April – Prison Sisters, the follow-up to ‘No Burqas behind Bars’ (screened by Ciné-ONU 2013), depicts the dangerous, but worthwhile, transition from captivity and oppression to liberation and freedom. The film follows the journey of two young Afghani women, Sara and Najibeh, who have been released from prison and […]

  • Donor conference gathers $1,1 billion for war-torn Yemen

    25 April 2017 – Sweden and Switzerland have hosted a fund-raising event for Yemen today, where UN Secretary-General has appealed for $2.1 billion to deliver crucial food, medication and other lifesaving assistance to the country’s population. “On average, a child under the age of five dies of preventable […]


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