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Protecting the legacy of Nan Madol, a lost city in the...

The ancient city of Nan Madol is a marvel of engineering in Micronesia. New funding from the United States will help preserve the site for future generations.
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U.S. withdraws from UNESCO

The United States is withdrawing from UNESCO and is seeking observer status at the organization, citing the agency's anti-Israel bias and need for reform.
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Advice to girls from young women scientists

Women scientists get a boost from L'Oréal USA's For Women in Science grant, allowing them to continue their studies and mentor young students.
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Extremist convicted for destroying Timbuktu shrines

The International Criminal Court found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in Timbuktu.

Can you read this? Consider yourself lucky.

One of every five people in the world cannot read or write, unable to accomplish daily tasks like completing a job application. What can you do to help?

Protect what’s yours. Stop Daesh.

The United States and UNESCO are leading efforts to combat destruction by Daesh (ISIL, ISIS) of shared cultural heritage in Syria and Iraq.

Is this the key to inclusive education?

Education is a fundamental human right. Yet millions go uneducated because their schools use a language they don't understand. What should we do?
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The world needs 4 million new teachers. Is your country running...

An estimated 12 million more teachers will be needed by 2020 to achieve universal primary education.