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Week 52: 04/09-10/09 2006

Stem cell research, genetic testing, cloning. New discoveries in the life sciences can be promising for patients but problematic from an ethical point of view. UNESCO plays the role of ethical watchdog. More

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Week 45: 17/07-23/07 2006

Sporting events are hugely popular in our society, and athletes serve as role models for our children. Sport and physical education can play a large role in educating young people. More

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Week 44: 10/07-16/07 2006

Cloning, genetically modified food and nanotechnologies can be used for the benefit of humankind, but at the same time they raise ethical questions. More

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Week 42: 26/06-02/07 2006

Doping runs counter to the ethics of sport. It is also a serious threat for athletes’ health. In 2005, UNESCO adopted an International Convention Against Doping in Sport.

A debate on doping is being held at UNESCO Headquarters on 26 June. More

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Week 35: 08/05-14/05 2006

Imagining the future and serving as a laboratory of ideas: these are among the goals of UNESCO since its creation. More

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Week 29: 27/03-02/04 2006

Violent incidents related to racism are on the rise. UNESCO fights racism in all its forms by promoting education on human rights and implementing standard-setting instruments that celebrate diversity. More

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Week 18: 09/01-15/01 2006

Given the rapid social changes provoked by globalization and technological innovation, UNESCO’s initiative for the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) provides a crucial bridge between social sciences and today’s political decision makers. More

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Landless Rural Workers, Parana, Brazil, 1996

Week 14: 05/12-11/12 2005

The fight against religious intolerance, racism, gender discrimination: since its inception, UNESCO has endeavoured to eradicate discrimination of all kinds. More

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Week 7: 17/10-23/10 2005

Between 1990 and 2004 poverty caused over 270 million deaths worldwide, four times more than both World Wars combined. More

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Week 2: 12/09-18/09 2005

Poverty, pollution, terrorism –the threats to human security are increasing. UNESCO has remained faithful to its ideals of peace and security by reinforcing its actions in these areas over the past ten years. More

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