education

UN highlights importance of skills development on World Youth Skills Day

At UN Headquarters, and across the globe, events are taking place on Monday to celebrate World Youth Skills Day – marked each year on 15 July – to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development.

News in Brief 09 July 2019

  • 2030 education goal, unrealistic, UNESCO warns
  • New Essential Medicines List includes groundbreaking treatments
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News in Brief 20 June 2019

  • UN health agency flags ‘critical funding gap’ for the Ebola response  
  • Teachers ‘unprepared for traumatized migrant and refugee students’, UNESCO reports 
  • Yoga celebrated around the world  
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News in Brief 13 June 2019

  • Guterres strongly condemns latest attack on oil tankers in Gulf 
  • ‘Heated clashes’ lead to 17 deaths in Darfur; AU-UN Mission launches investigation 
  • UNICEF report ranks the best and worst ‘family-friendly’ nations
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News in Brief 6 June 2019

  • More than one million sexually transmitted infections occur every day: WHO 
  • UNICEF reopens thousands of schools in Iraq, but situation ‘remains bleak’ 
  • Global food prices continue to rise
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Education and basic services for West Bank at risk warns UN refugee relief agency 

Unless more emergency funding is received by the end of this month, the UN relief agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), said on Tuesday that 46,000 children will be unable to start the new school year, along with major cuts to health and other basic services. That’s the warning coming from Gwyn Lewis, Director of UNRWA Operations in the West Bank, who was at UN Headquarters with her counterpart in Gaza, to outline the continuing funding crisis stemming from the United States decision to withdraw support last year. 

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In Afghanistan, attacks against schools have tripled in one year

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Monday that much greater protection for educational facilities was needed across Afghanistan where attacks against schools have increased three-fold in just one year. The call coincides with the third International Conference on Safe Schools, taking place this week in Mallorca, Spain.

News in Brief 26 April 2019

  • Guterres calls for ‘quantum’ leap in resources and will for development and climate solutions
  • New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in
  • Mali insecurity leaves one in three Mopti schools closed
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How an education campaign for young migrants forced the UK to change the law

For many young migrants in the UK, the idea of going to university is almost an impossible dream, because they are charged “overseas student” fees, which can be around double those of “home” students.

However, thanks to the work of Let Us Learn, a UK-based campaign for equal and fair treatment for young migrants, a court victory has made a big difference to their prospects.

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News in Brief 20 February 2019

  • Push to silence the guns in South Sudan
  • Good health care paves way for SDGs
  • Education, employment ‘fundamental’ to youth development’
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