Goal 4: Quality Education

Breastfeeding is ‘smartest investment’ families, communities and countries can make – UN

Kicking off World Breastfeeding Week, the United Nations today stressed that although breastfeeding has cognitive and health benefits for infants and mothers, investment shortcomings impede the practice.

Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy, underscores UN agency

Girls with higher levels of education are less likely to have an early and unintended pregnancy, the United Nations education agency said today, launching a new technical paper with recommendations for the education sector.

Funding shortfall threatens education for children in conflict, disaster zones – UNICEF

Some 9.2 million children living in emergency countries will miss out on schooling unless the international community contributes an additional $820 million, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) warned at the start of today's G20 summit.

2017-07-07T15:19:27-04:0007 Jul 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”

2018-04-22T11:51:46-04:0028 Jun 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that education completion levels will remain well below that target for generations.

2018-04-22T11:52:02-04:0022 Jun 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

UNICEF appoints 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee as Goodwill Ambassador

In a historic first, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has appointed 19-year-old Muzoon Almellehan, who has been advocating for girls' education since fleeing war-torn Syria in 2013, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador.

2018-04-22T11:52:06-04:0019 Jun 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

Falling aid for education putting global goals at risk, warns UN agency

Against the backdrop of aid allocations to education falling for the sixth year in a row, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education globally has called on the donor community to focus more attention on the vital sector, especially in countries where needs are the greatest.

2018-04-22T11:52:29-04:0007 Jun 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

Moroccan students talk SDG financing at UNIC Rabat event

According to the World Bank, young people in Morocco make up 30% of the population and one tenth of the North African region’s youth population. Their inclusion and empowerment are key prerequisites for sustainable development, as recently highlighted by UNDP’s Arab Human Development Report 2016.

2018-04-22T11:53:19-04:0017 May 2017|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

UN Secretary-General to designate Malala Yousafzai as Messenger of Peace

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.

UNICEF report: Growing inequalities threaten most disadvantaged kids

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.