education

UNICEF launches new push to help educate girls in 25 priority countries

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced the launch of a new campaign to get girls into school in 25 priority countries, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Key education goals elusive in more than 70 countries, UN agency reports

While 83 countries are on track to achieve universal education by 2015, a key goal set at a forum in Dakar, Senegal, in 2000, nearly an equal number will not make the target, with some even going backwards, the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said today in a new report.