The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) published the contents of the World Digital Library all this in order to provide knowledge, reading and entertainment for people who are socially isolated due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The collection consists of approximately 20 thousand articles, among which are a variety of photographs, newspapers, images, recordings, books, magazines, maps, and films from 194 countries in 145 languages and, as if that were not enough, it explains jewels and relics in seven languages. cultural from all the libraries of the planet.
According to Unesco data, an approximate 850 million children and young people, that is to say more than half of the student population, are far from schools and universities and the governments of 119 countries have closed educational institutions in an attempt to mitigate the global pandemic also known as coronavirus
“The difficulties increase exponentially if school closings are prolonged, schools, however imperfect, play an equalizing role in society and when they close, inequalities are exacerbated,” said Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education at the Unesco.
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