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Since its creation in 1948, the UNESCO Courier has changed a great deal, both in content and form, but it continues to pursue  its original mission: to promote UNESCO’s ideals, maintain a platform for the dialogue between cultures and provide a forum for international debate.

Published quarterly since 2017, the Courier serves readers  around the world in the six official languages of the Organization — Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish — as well as in Portuguese, Esperanto and Sardinian. Published online and in a PDF format, a limited number of printed copies are also produced.

News & Views Online is a digital supplement of the Courier which provides additional information, by offering a selection of articles and interviews on current events.

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The debate on what we call a “migration crisis” has a racial component. It is a pattern which consistently repeats itself in different laws, narratives, and practices, like it has done over centuries, according to Uruguayan-American writer Jorge Majfud. Taking us on an instructive detour through history, he points out the total absence, in this same heated debate, of any mention of half a million European immigrants who live illegally in the United States and another million Americans living illegally in Mexico.

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