Education

Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education: Ministers back education for democracy

From UNESCO

Education ministers and officials from 50 countries attended the Council of Europe Standing Conference of Ministers of Education, in Brussels from 11-12 April, 2016, to discuss the theme “Securing democracy through education: The development of a Reference Framework of Competences for Democratic Culture”.
Speaking at the event, which focuses on the democratic mission of education […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Syrian refugees welcome new secondary school in Basirma Camp, Iraq

From UNESCO

Syrian students are celebrating the opening of a new secondary school built by UNESCO in Basirma refugee camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
The Roj Awa Secondary School will be open to multiple shifts, allowing more than 500 students to access secondary schooling.
The ceremony, attended by representatives of the Ministry of Education and Local Administration […]

13 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Learning values through sport

From UNESCO

Celebrating the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2016, on 6 April, UNESCO has initiated a campaign promoting the role of sport in delivering values education. A motion design animation, a photo book, and a dedicated webpage have been launched to this effect.

UNESCO is actively engaged in the promotion of sport and […]

12 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

German-funded DAFI scholarships give young refugees hope and an education

UNHCR

Shehab, a 22-year-old Syrian student, poses proudly in front of a statue of Kemal Ataturk, the founder of modern Turkey, at the entrance to Haceteppe University in Ankara.

A refugee from the city of Aleppo, he is in the second year of a health sciences degree course and is the recipient of a German-funded DAFI scholarship.

The […]

8 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Kenya Economic Update: How Can Young Kenyans Access Better Jobs?

From World Bank

Kenya is not short of jobs; it is short of high productivity jobs. This is one of the main findings of the 13th edition of the Kenya Economic Update. Kenya’s economy is creating more jobs than in the past, but these are mainly in the informal services sector and are low productivity jobs. […]

1 April 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

“What I would most like is to leave this job and go back to school.” 15 year old Mohammed, of Syria, in Iraq

From UNICEF Iraq

 Though he’s only 15 years old, school is a distant memory for Mohammed. He and his five siblings haven’t been in a classroom since they fled Kobani, Syria, three years ago and came to the Kurdistan region of Iraq. To help support his family, Mohammed now works full-time in an industrial area on […]

15 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Education and reproductive health for girls key to sustainable development

From UN News 

 Investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all, according to United Nations officials, government representative, experts, and young women who gathered today at an event at UN Headquarters.

According to the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), there are currently 600 million adolescent […]

15 March 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

US$70 Million project to support Higher Education Reforms and Improved Job Prospects Tunisia Graduates

From The World Bank

 The World Bank Group’s Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$70 million project to address the high levels of unemployment among university graduates in Tunisia. The project will support ongoing reforms to improve the management of universities and the quality of teaching, and to ensure that students are graduating with the […]

25 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

Salvadorean youth become new entrepreneurs

From UNDP 

 “Lack of employment, lack of resources and limited opportunities to study at the university are some of the realities that we youth experience in Zacatecoluca,” said Nubia Yesenia Laínez, a 25-year old resident in the Department of La Paz, in southern El Salvador.

Yesenia left school when she was 18. Unsupported by her parents, she […]

19 February 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|

European and Palestine Refugee Students in Syria Connect via Skype to Advocate for Education

From UNRWA

On 25 January in London and 27 January in Brussels, the #MyVoiceMySchool project will connect European students with Palestine refugee students to discuss the importance of education in their lives. The calls are taking place a few days ahead of the ’Supporting Syria and the Region, London 2016’ conference on 4 February. The #MyVoiceMySchool […]

27 January 2016|News for Youth, News Stories|