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.
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.
Science centres and museums provide excellent ways to encourage children, especially girls, to pursue careers in science.
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."
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.
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.
Ban urged youth to think about the circumstances in which people in other parts of the world live – underscoring the importance of tempering passion with empathy.
Kicking off the conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, Ban highlights the vital role that NGOs, academia and youth play in achieving the SDGs.
UNICEF announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies.
The global sustainable development agenda recognizes the great potential of information and communication technology to accelerate human progress, bridge the digital divide and advance knowledge, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, marking World Telecommunication and Information Society Day.