Top UN official stresses academia’s role in solving global problems

A top United Nations official today called for a new culture of “intellectual social responsibility” to take education beyond the classroom to the search for real solutions to real problems, with the academic and educational sectors creating and sharing knowledge to help realise UN objectives and goals.

UN expert hails Mongolia for successes in campaign to achieve universal education

Mongolia has made great strides towards providing universal education for its children, a United Nations independent expert said toy, praising the Asian nation for emphasizing the need for young people from both rural and urban areas to complete their educations.

Technology and innovation can help expand education for all – UN official

Making use of the latest information and communication technology (ICT) and innovation can help countries expand educational opportunities for all in a way that also advances development, a senior United Nations official said today.

Brazilian beach volleyball star named UNESCO Champion of Sport

The Olympic gold medallist and Brazilian beach volleyball star, Jacqueline Silva, will partner the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in its efforts to promote education for all, including the disadvantaged and vulnerable.

Even fewer will attend school due to falling basic education aid – UNESCO

Steep drops in aid to basic education in developing countries threatens to roll back progress made towards achieving the global goal of universal primary schooling, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) cautioned today.

UN human rights expert on the right to education to visit Paraguay

An independent United Nations expert kicks off a nine-day trip to Paraguay today to assess the extent to which the South-American nation implements the right to education for all the country's children.

Education must be keystone of crisis recovery – UN Assembly President

The President of the United Nations General Assembly today urged that children’s education be made central to the assistance given to communities devastated by violence and disaster, as he opened a dialogue on the topic in New York.