Education

2206, 2017

Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

June 22nd, 2017|Education, News|

While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that education completion levels will remain well below that target for generations.

1906, 2017

UNICEF appoints 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee as Goodwill Ambassador

June 19th, 2017|Education, News|

In a historic first, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appointed 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating for girls' education since fleeing war-torn Syria in 2013, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.

706, 2017

Falling aid for education putting global goals at risk, warns UN agency

June 7th, 2017|Education, News|

Against the backdrop of aid allocations to education falling for the sixth year in a row, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education globally has called on the donor community to focus more attention on the vital sector, especially in countries where needs are the greatest.

1705, 2017

Moroccan students talk SDG financing at UNIC Rabat event

May 17th, 2017|Education, News|

According to the World Bank, young people in Morocco make up 30% of the population and one tenth of the North African region’s youth population. Their inclusion and empowerment are key prerequisites for sustainable development, as recently highlighted by UNDP’s Arab Human Development Report 2016.

1004, 2017

Malala Yousafzai designated youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace

April 10th, 2017|Education, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Partnerships|

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today designated children’s rights activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

704, 2017

UN Secretary-General to designate Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace

April 7th, 2017|Education, Gender equality and women's empowerment, News, Partnerships|

On 10 April 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres will designate Malala Yousafzai, global advocate for girls’ education and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as a UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education.

1011, 2016

UNESCO: Science museums vitally important for sustainable development

November 10th, 2016|Education, News|

Science centres and museums provide excellent ways to encourage children, especially girls, to pursue careers in science.

407, 2016

Solberg op-ed: We have real chance to make global education reality

July 4th, 2016|Education, SDG Advocates|

In op-ed, Erna Solberg writes, "If young girls are able to access and complete primary and secondary education, the number of child marriages and early pregnancies will go down."

2806, 2016

UNICEF report: Growing inequalities threaten most disadvantaged kids

June 28th, 2016|Education, Inequality, News, Poverty, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Some 69 million children under five years of age will die from mostly preventable causes, 167 million children will live in poverty, and 750 million women will have been married as children by 2030, unless the world focuses more on the plight of its most disadvantaged children, according to a United Nations report published today.

106, 2016

UN conference adopts global education action agenda to mobilize civil society

June 1st, 2016|Education, News|

A global education action agenda affirming the importance of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong opportunities for all – was adopted today in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea.