education

Thai student says language is “key to understanding different cultures”

A medical student from Thailand who’s studying at a university in China says the only way to understand another culture is through its language.

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Closing the gender gap in Maldives

The gender gap is closing in Maldives, albeit slowly, according to the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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Yemen schoolchildren "write on ground" amid shortages

Around 1.8 million children have had their schooling interrupted by fighting in Yemen and some youngsters are trying to write on the ground amid shortages, the UN children’s agency UNICEF said Friday.

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Education 'essential to vision of a life of dignity for all,' says Ban at Norway summit

The Oslo Summit on Education for Development is a chance to reaffirm the human right to education, an opportunity to mobilize political commitment, and “our moment” to galvanize international support for education, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared today in Norway, where he has been attending a number of high-level events over the past two days.

Global education targets at risk amid surge in out-of-school numbers, says UN report

The number of out-of-school children and adolescents around the world has risen to worrying levels, dealing a potential blow to education targets aimed at achieving universal primary and secondary education, a new United Nations report has warned.