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

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.

2018-04-22T11:46:03-04:0002 Feb 2018|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

UNIC Tunis holds SDG-themed writing workshop for children

On the first day of the school holidays, fifty-two children braved the cold weather - and the temptation to spend a Monday morning at home - to come to the Public Library of Ariana, a town near Tunis, for a writing workshop on the SDGs. They were in for a surprise; the organizers greeted them with an SDG-branded toolkit with pens, pencils, copybooks, stationery and everything they needed to unleash their creativity.

2018-04-22T11:46:59-04:0009 Jan 2018|Goal 4: Quality Education, News, Youth|

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

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.”

2018-04-22T11:47:10-04:0015 Dec 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News, Youth|

Young students getting better at reading, finds international study

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.

2018-04-22T11:47:38-04:0005 Dec 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

Violence against children pervasive in homes, schools and communities – UNICEF

About 300 million, or three-quarters, of the world’s two- to four-year-old children experience either psychological aggression or physical punishment, or both, by their caregivers at home, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a report published Tuesday.

2018-04-22T11:49:00-04:0001 Nov 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News, Youth|

Yemen: UNICEF warns conflict shutters one in 10 schools; teachers unpaid for a year

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.

2018-04-22T11:49:52-04:0018 Oct 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|