Malala will make world leaders listen to the voice of youth

Activist and Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai, remains an inspiration, but in her home country of Pakistan a small minority continue to resent her.

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War could deny education to whole generation

The impact of war means that record numbers of children are being kept out of the classroom, according to the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown.

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Women key to fight against terrorism and violent extremism

The education and empowerment of women is essential to end terrorism and violence in strife-torn communities.

That’s according to Hanaa Edwar, Secretary-General of the Iraqi Al-Amal Association.

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Literacy for all ‘must stand at the heart’ of new sustainable development agenda – UNESCO chief

Urging governments and partners to join forces for universal literacy as a key component of “the future we want,” the United Nations is emphasizing that literacy is essential to reach the newly-proposed Sustainable Development Goal on promoting inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning for all.

'Education under Fire' in Middle East & North Africa

Escalating conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa are preventing 13 million children from going to school, according to a new report by the UN children’s agency, UNICEF.

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Conflict keeps millions of children out of school in Middle East and North Africa, warns new UNICEF report

More than 13 million – that is the number of children who are prevented from attending school by surging conflict and political upheaval across the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new report released by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today.