Education

#UPFORSCHOOL FOR #YOUTHNOW

The Office of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth is proud to partner with #UpForSchool to mobilize youth around the world to become advocates for the millions of young people globally that do not have access to education.

Join us to add your voice and demand that every child can go to school safely!

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9 March 2015|Opportunities for Youth|

Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

New report shows why ‘business as usual’ won’t lead to universal primary or secondary education
LONDON, 19 January 2015 – Around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 to 15 years old are denied their right to an education, according to a new joint report from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF, Fixing the […]

21 January 2015|News for Youth, News Stories|

Join the global #UpForSchool campaign to demand education for 58 million marginalised children

The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Youth is a proud supporter of the global campaign called #UpForSchool – it is a global call to action to demonstrate the unprecedented public support for education and an end to discrimination against children.

As you know, world leaders promised to get every child into school by 2015. […]

17 December 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

Equipping Youth with Skills to Meet Future Demands in Labour Market

UNESCO – Experts from the Warwick Institute for Employment Research and Cambridge Econometrics, country labor market experts from the Networks of Mediterranean (NET MED) Youth’s project countries as well as UNESCO colleagues from the Field Offices gathered at HQ for the event.
The workshop was aimed at exploring methodologies and challenges in anticipating skills needed by labour […]

20 November 2014|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN conference adopts declaration calling for urgent action on education for sustainable development

UN News Center – The World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) held in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, closed today with a declaration urging action to mainstream education in the United Nations post-2015 development agenda.

The Aichi-Nagoya Declaration calls on all nations to implement the Global Action Programme on ESD to move the relevant agenda forward.

In his […]

13 November 2014|News Stories|

At UN conference, education takes centre-stage in planning for a sustainable future

UN News Centre- The role education can play in preparing the world’s youth for a sustainable future is becoming increasingly relevant, particularly as the planet is set to face growing economic, social and environmental challenges, the head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared today as she opened a conference on […]

12 November 2014|News Stories|

FEATURE: Youth activists share unique experiences at UN-backed Global Forum on Youth Policy

(UN News Centre) 30 October 2014 – While many challenges facing young people today are universal, youth activists and experts attending the First Global Forum on Youth Policy today shared with the UN News Centre how war, poverty, lack of adequate education and geographic isolation shape their work.

Gathering in Baku, Azerbaijan for a three-day UN–backed Forum, […]

31 October 2014|News Stories|

UNESCO Youth Photography Competition

 

On the occasion of a new Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) to be published in April 2015, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a photo contest for youth.

The competition seeks submissions from youth aged 18-30 which illustrate the theme of the upcoming report, “Progress in education from 2000 […]

8 October 2014|Opportunities for Youth|

No ‘back to school’ for millions of children affected by conflict, crisis – UN

(UN News Centre) 8 September 2014 – Almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict affected countries following the targeting of schools and the displacement of millions of children forced from their homes and studies, the United Nations Children’s Fund said today.

“For children living through emergencies, education is a life line,” […]

10 September 2014|News Stories|

Join the Global Citizen Festival to end extreme poverty by 2030!

3 September 2014|News for Youth, Opportunities for Youth|