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Annan launches global initiative to inspire young people to lead

Kofi Annan today begins an unprecedented series of conversations on critical global issues with young people around the world.  

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Five exceptional women scientists receive L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards

The L'OREAL-UNESCO For Women in Science program has awarded five exceptional women scientists from around the world with the 2013 L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards in the Physical Sciences.

The award ceremony recently took place at Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

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Grant citizenship to all stateless children, Estonia urged

Nils Muižnieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, has urged the Estonian authorities to grant citizenship to all stateless children in the country.

“In Estonia there are 1200 stateless children – all children should be granted citizenship automatically at birth even when their parents are stateless,” Mr. Muižnieks said after concluding his three-day visit to Estonia. “It is in the best interests of the child to hold citizenship from birth as this is key to enjoying fully all human rights.”

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Students in Australia encouraged to learn about diversity

Australia’s Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, has encouraged schools to access the interactive Harmony Day educational resources now available online to teach students about diversity, harmony and belonging.

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Australia world class in multiculturalism – Minister

Australia should be proud of its world-class settlement services, the Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Senator Kate Lundy, has said.

Ms. Lundy made the remarks at the Migration & Multiculturalism: Lessons from Europe and Australia conference in Canberra.

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