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Saving the Covid Generation - Tens of Millions of Children with No Hope for Education

 A group of 275 former world leaders, economists and educationalists have called on G20 nations to step in and take action to prevent the global health crisis from creating a ‘COVID generation’ - tens of millions of children without hope of an education. The leaders, which include many presidents and prime ministers, wrote in their letter to the G20 nations that urgent measures are required now. As country lockdowns come to an end, the 30 million children who, according to a UNESCO report, may never return to school, should be the immediate priority for assistance. Read the article written by Ban Ki-moon , former UN Secretary-General, Mary Robinson , former president of Ireland, Graca Machel , founder of Graca Machel Trust, Helen Clark , former prime minister of New Zealand, and Gordon Brown , former prime minister of the United Kingdom.  Saving the COVID Generation Source: Gulf Times On top of everything else, the Covid-19 pandemic has triggered a global education emergency. With more

[Ban Ki-moon] To Honor the Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 Years on, We Must Lay Down Our Nuclear Weapons

 This year marks the 75th anniversary since the bombing of Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is estimated that 140,000 of Hiroshima’s 350,000 population were killed and that at least 74,000 people died in Nagasaki. Thousands more died from radiation sickness in the aftermath lasting years. Back in 2010, former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon became the first UN Secretary-General to visit Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the anniversary of the bombing. To honor the victims and move toward together toward peace, Ban calls on Presidents Trump and Putin to lay down their nuclear weapons before the expiration of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty next year.  Read the TIME article by Ban Ki-moon: To Honor the Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 75 Years on, We Must Lay Down Our Nuclear Weapons Ban Ki-moon (L) and his wife Yoo Soon-taek (R) lay a wreath at the monument of bombing centre in Peace Park in Nagasaki on Aug. 5, 2010, when Ban was United Nations Secretary-General (AFP via