Director of the UNESCO Beijing Office makes the case for culture

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    For more: During this year’s #UN General Assembly, world leaders spoke their minds at virtual meetings on the COVID-19 #pandemic. Many called for renewed efforts to meet the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, the road to prosperity for humankind. They recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with sustained economic growth and cover basic needs such as education, health, and jobs. UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, is on the front line of the cause. Dr. Marielza Oliveira, director of the UNESCO Beijing Office, who’s an outspoken guardian of cultural heritage protection, emphasized the need for the international community to talk, and to better understand each other. We also discussed the challenges facing education and cultural exchanges, amid the pandemic. #Coronavirus

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