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World needs ‘soft power’ of education, culture, sciences, to combat ‘ancient hatreds’– UNESCO chief

&#39Hard power&#39 can no longer stop conflicts nor the rise of violent extremism and &#8220ancient hatreds&#8221 such as antisemitism and racial discrimination, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said today, insisting that &#8220we need &#39soft power&#39 of education, knowledge, culture, communication, the sciences, to strengthen the values we share and recognize the destiny we hold in common.&#8221

— UN News Centre - Culture, Education