education

2015 ‘year of fear’ for children, UN education envoy says, urging schools funding in crisis zones

The United Nations education envoy told journalists in New York today that “shocking figures” relating to the position of children in emergency situations underlined the need for a new humanitarian fund to ensure the education of millions of children.

UN hails outcome of Incheon forum as ‘huge step forward’ for education

The United Nations has hailed the “transformative” vision for education over the next 15 years that was adopted today at a global forum in Incheon, Republic of Korea, and which encourages countries to provide inclusive, equitable, quality education opportunities for all.

In Seoul, Ban spotlights role of young people and technology in future development agenda

Continuing his official visit to Republic of Korea, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at two forums today highlighted the importance of youth, education and information communication technologies (ICTs) in shaping the future sustainable development agenda.

At UN forum, Ban urges leaders aim to set global education roadmap until 2030

Education is not a privilege but rather a birthright that secures human rights and fights violent extremism, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today in Incheon, Republic of Korea, as he opened the World Education Forum 2015 which aims to set the roadmap for global education until 2030.

‘Make the choice of service,’ UN chief tells Georgetown graduates

In a commencement address at Georgetown University, where he received an honorary degree today, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told graduates to choose service, be bold, listen, champion progress and act with passion and compassion.