We are in the midst of an education crisis: 100 million young children will never get a chance to attend school while another 250 million go to school yet leave without ever having learned how to read, write, or use

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Editor's Note: The following article was previously published by Yonhap News Agency. In 2004, three years after confirming "Jikji" as the world's oldest extant book printed with movable metal type, the U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided to establish a

SDG4: Ensure Inclusive and Equitable Quality Education and Promote Lifelong Learning Opportunities for all The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development sets an ambitious, aspirational and universal agenda to eradicate poverty through sustainable development by 2030, to bolster lasting peace and to

A Metal Movable Type Block Excavated at Goryeo Palace Manwoldae On November 14, 2015 at Manwoldae in Kaesong, North Korea, where the official royal palace of the Goryeo Dynasty was located, a metal movable type printing block was discovered during an

Sorry to disappoint, but the UN is neither. Not a beast, not a dream utopia. Too often in the news the UN is reported as if it acts autonomously, as if it is solely responsible for waging war, building peace, providing

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