education

'Philosophy is an art of living together,' says UNESCO on World Philosophy Day

Marking World Philosophy Day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is encouraging people of the world to share their philosophical heritages and “dare to open spaces for free, open and tolerant thinking.”

Ugandan entrepreneur stresses importance of education for impoverished children

A Ugandan woman has been speaking at the UN about how education has turned her life around, from being condemned by some as a “useless person” to becoming a successful entrepreneur.

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Teenage author encourages children to stand up against bullies

“Saying something” is the first step to fight child bullying, says author and activist Aija Mayrock, who recently spoke at the UN.

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Nearly 69 million new teachers needed to achieve global education goals, UNESCO reports

On World Teacher's Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030, the deadline of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UNESCO unveils video on comprehensive sexuality education for young people

The United Nations cultural agency today released a new video that outlines how comprehensive sexuality education helps young people develop the knowledge and skills to make conscious, healthy and responsible choices about relationships and sexuality.

All children have the right to an education, urge former refugees

All children have a right to an education, two former refugees turned activists told global leaders during an event to debate the world’s greatest challenges.

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UN chief urges global support for plan to unlock biggest expansion of educational opportunity in history

For too long, quality education has been accessible to the privileged few, but as people become more interdependent, quality education and lifelong learning must be available to all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, declaring education a “human right and universal good” at the launch of a United Nations-backed report setting out a plan for the largest expansion of education opportunity in history.

UNESCO study informs policymakers on benefits of adult learning and education

Adult learning and education can improve health and well-being, employment opportunities and develop local communities, according to a new report from the United Nations culture and education agency.

UNESCO marks Literacy Day with anniversary event on literacy's power to realise global goals

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today kicked off a two-day event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day with a reminder of literacy's power to realise the goals of the new global agenda.

On eve of Literacy Day, UN Secretary-General highlights literacy's role in 2030 Agenda

On the eve of International Literacy Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on governments and their partners, including in the private sector, to join forces for universal literacy and build peaceful, just, inclusive and sustainable societies – a vision set out in the new global development agenda.