108, 2017

Breastfeeding is ‘smartest investment’ families, communities and countries can make – UN

August 1st, 2017|Education, Health, Hunger and food security, News|

Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.

1007, 2017

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency

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

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a new technical paper with recommendations for the education sector.

707, 2017

Funding shortfall threatens education for children in conflict, disaster zones – UNICEF

July 7th, 2017|Education, News|

Some 9.2 million children living in emergency countries will miss out on schooling unless the international community contributes an additional $820 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned at the start of today's G20 summit.

2806, 2017

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

June 28th, 2017|Education, News|

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”

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.