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|

On International Walk to School Day, UN envoy urges action to make roads safe for children

Marking International Walk to School Day, Jean Todt, the United Nations Special Envoy for Road Safety, has is calling for urgent action to halt road deaths and traffic accidents, which, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), kill some 500 children a day.

2018-04-22T12:04:02-04:0008 Oct 2015|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

Malala Yousafzai urges world leaders at UN to promise safe, quality education for every child

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly alongside 193 youth representatives from the Organization’s 193 Member States, Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai today asked world leaders to promise that every child will have the right to safe, free and quality primary and secondary education.

UN envoy for education unveils plan to get 1 million Syrian children in school in 21 days

With more than 4 million children having left Syria – half of them for Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey – in a “crisis of biblical proportions,” the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education today said $250 million could get 1 million refugee children in school by the time the UN General Assembly meets later this month.

2015-09-10T21:56:21-04:0010 Sep 2015|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

Literacy for all ‘must stand at the heart’ of new sustainable development agenda – UNESCO chief

Urging governments and partners to join forces for universal literacy as a key component of “the future we want,” the United Nations is emphasising that literacy is essential to reach the newly-proposed Sustainable Development Goal on promoting inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all.

2018-04-22T12:07:22-04:0008 Sep 2015|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

On World Day, UN launches education appeal in fight against child labour

The United Nations has announced it is marking the 2015 edition of the World Day Against Child Labour with a call for the international community to invest in quality education as a key step in the fight against child employment – a scourge that consumes over one hundred million children worldwide.

2015-06-12T20:31:21-04:0012 Jun 2015|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

Marking 10-year partnership, UNICEF and Gucci celebrate education successes across Africa and Asia

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is celebrating its longstanding partnership with luxury goods brand Gucci and marking a decade of successes in bringing access to quality education to more than seven million children across sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, the agency announced.

2018-04-22T12:09:33-04:0003 Jun 2015|Goal 4: Quality Education, News|

School meals help women and girls to get an education in Afghanistan

In a country where girls are rarely allowed to attend school, World Food Programme's assistance serves as a powerful incentive for male family members to send the women - mothers and adolescent girls - of their family to vocational skills and literacy classes.

Women: The Key To Escaping Poverty And Undernutrition In Bangladesh

After struggling for years, Fulasa fought her way out of poverty by helping nourish the minds and bodies of children in her community. She serves as a shining example of the central role that women play in addressing poverty and undernutrition.

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