2 03, 2018

Investing in school meals ‘win-win’ for West African nations – UN

2018-03-02T16:24:11+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Education, Hunger and food security, News|

The United Nations food relief agency has urged Governments in West Africa to spend more money on school meal programmes as these investments not only contribute to children’s better future but also create local jobs around agriculture.

2 03, 2018

Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UN cultural agency

2018-03-02T16:18:37+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|Education, News|

Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years, according to a new United Nations cultural agency report.

2 02, 2018

Partnership key to ensuring all children can access education – senior UN officials

2018-02-05T15:44:38+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Education, News|

Stressing the importance of quality education for the future of young people and children, senior United Nations officials, including the head of its education agency and the UN youth envoy, called for cooperation to strengthen education and learning programmes in all corners of the world.

15 12, 2017

Children are the face of conflict-fuelled humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan – UNICEF

2017-12-15T20:09:53+00:00 December 15th, 2017|Education, News, Youth|

South Sudan's children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse.”

5 12, 2017

Young students getting better at reading, finds international study

2017-12-06T18:17:49+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Education, News|

Reading literacy levels are on the rise across the globe, giving young students a set of strong skills to serve them in their futures as well as contributing to the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular those related to inclusive and quality education.

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 [...]