Education

1 11, 2017

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

2017-11-16T15:30:16+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.

18 10, 2017

Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year

2017-11-16T15:31:30+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Education, News|

The conflict in Yemen – now into its third year – continues to take a toll on millions of children, with their education now under threat, adding to an already long list of bitter hardships including malnutrition, displacement and violence, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has warned.

14 10, 2017

UN, Thomas and Friends™ announce new collaboration to promote SDGs to children

2017-11-16T15:31:34+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Education, News, Press material, Sustainable Development Agenda|

The new collaboration will result in the inclusion of elements from five of the 17 goals in the upcoming Thomas & Friends™ series, which will be aired in over 110 countries in 33 languages.

29 09, 2017

Over half of schools remain closed in epicentre of Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria – UNICEF

2017-11-16T15:31:49+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

About 57 per cent of all schools are closed in Nigeria's Borno state, worst hit by the Boko Haram insurgency and the subsequent humanitarian crisis, leaving an estimated 3 million children in need of emergency education support, even as the new school year begins, the United Nations child agency said today. “Children in northeast Nigeria [...]

26 09, 2017

Global ‘learning crisis’ threatens future of millions young students – World Bank report

2017-11-16T15:31:54+00:00 September 26th, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

Schooling without learning is a terrible waste of precious resources and of human potential, the World Bank said today, warning in a new report that millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to [...]

21 09, 2017

More than half of children and youth worldwide ‘not learning’ – UNESCO

2017-11-16T15:32:02+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling “a learning crisis” that could threaten progress on global development goals, a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows. “The figures are staggering both in terms of the waste of human potential [...]

21 09, 2017

World leaders gathered at UN commit to boosting investment in education

2017-11-16T15:32:02+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Education, News|

World leaders today pledged to tackle the education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening economic development, at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters in New York aimed at securing finance for this critical goal. “Financing education is indeed the best investment we can make for a better world and a [...]

20 09, 2017

Press release: World leaders commit to tackling global education crisis

2017-11-16T15:32:03+00:00 September 20th, 2017|Education, News|

Around 264 million children and adolescents are not in school and only 1 in 12 young people in low-income countries is on track to gain secondary level skills.