6 Dec, 2016

EU-UNICEF #EmergencyLessons Campaign Supports Crisis-Affected Youth with Schooling

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6 December 2016 – Braving the consequences of war, natural disaster and other emergencies, nearly two million children in 20 countries around the world have been able to continue their schooling over the past four years as a result of a partnership between the European Commission's department for humanitarian aid and civil protection and the

10 Nov, 2016

Amid Refugee Crisis, Students in Europe, USA, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza Build Solidarity Beyond Borders

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This autumn, Palestine refugee students in five schools in Syria, Gaza and Lebanon will be paired to explore and advocate for the UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 ‘Quality education’ with their peers in Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States of America through the ‘My Voice-My School’ project, made possible with

28 Oct, 2016

An Innovative Platform for Global Citizenship Education

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The first APCEIU International Conference on Global Citizenship Education (GCED): Platform for Pedagogy and Practice provided a forum for over 300 GCED practitioners to share their experiences and pedagogical approaches one year after the adoption of the Education 2030 Agenda, which includes GCED within one of its targets. The Conference took place on 24-25 October

23 Oct, 2016

Skills Training at School Opens Door to Better Work for Students in Zambia

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School leavers and secondary school students in southern Zambia have benefited from a UNESCO project designed to tackle the problem of accessing technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Every year around 300,000 students leave school in Zambia with very few of them able to gain places on  TVET schemes. The UNESCO project, part of the

10 Oct, 2016

Day of The Girl Child: Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls

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The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily basis. Only through explicit focus on collecting and analyzing

17 Aug, 2016

UN Youth Envoy Marks Youth Day in Brazil: Development Comes with Investing in Young People

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Marking International Youth Day on the sidelines of the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, the UN Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi said that in order for Brazil to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, its young people need to be included in the process and their rights need to be protected. Brazil’s economic growth and sustainable

15 Aug, 2016

On International Day, UN Says Youth Can Lead Global Drive for a More Sustainable Future

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From UN News Centre 12 August 2016 – The world's young people – who make up the largest generation of youth in history – can lead a global drive to break the patterns of the past and set the world on course to a more sustainable future, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said youth, with

3 Aug, 2016

Refugee Team Takes Centre Stage Ahead of Opening Ceremony

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From UNHCR Since the Refugee Olympic Team arrived in Brazil, leading celebrities and fellow athletes have rallied to their side. By: Jonathan Clayton   |  2 August 2016 RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Refugee athletes have taken centre stage in the run-up to the start of the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning friends and warming hearts with real-life stories

26 Jul, 2016

Football Camps in Jordan Plant Seeds of Friendship and Cohesion

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From UNWOMEN For Syrian refugees in Jordan, integration into Jordanian society is fraught with challenges. Mistrust and rumors taint how each group perceives the other. A project by UN Women organized football camps for adolescent girls, where Jordanian and Syrian girls built friendships and social cohesion. Date: 25 July 2016 Rawan and Samah have much