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.

3005, 2016

‘You have unlimited power’ Ban tells youth, rallying support for SDGs

May 30th, 2016|Education, News, Youth|

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.

3005, 2016

UN chief opens DPI/NGO Conference with call for cooperation on education

May 30th, 2016|Education, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Kicking off the conference in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, Ban highlights the vital role that NGOs, academia and youth play in achieving the SDGs.

2405, 2016

New fund launched at UN humanitarian summit to address education in crisis zones

May 24th, 2016|Education, Inequality, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

UNICEF announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies.

1705, 2016

On World Telecommunication Day, UN hails role of IT in sustainable development

May 17th, 2016|Economic growth, Education, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

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.

1510, 2015

2,500 Nigerian children participate in Global Goals lesson

October 15th, 2015|Education, News, Sustainable Development Agenda|

Staff members from the United Nations Information Center in Lagos introduced more than 2,500 students to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals at a special workshop at Nurul Hudda Primary School in Tudun Wada Zaria, Nigeria, recently.

UNIC Lagos Director Ronald Kayanja and National Information Officer Oluseyi Soremekun explained each of the goals and briefed the students on the UN’s work […]