Education

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|

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|

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|

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.

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|