education

South African teen raises her voice on behalf of children…and the UN

A South African teenager was at the UN recently to raise her voice for children everywhere, particularly on the issues of education, child labour and gender inequality.

Lathitha Beyile from Soweto read a manifesto she had written which was inspired by children in her country.

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Involving men plays crucial role for women’s empowerment, says activist

Men should be playing a more active role in empowering women, and helping to end the scourge of gender-based violence.

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Nepalese UN police chief: Children are South Sudan’s future

Children in South Sudan “must not be deprived” of their right to quality education.

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News in Brief 26 October 2017 (AM)

Terrorism “on the defensive” but Syria’s “moment of truth” has arrived

Following the defeat of Daesh extremist forces in the Syrian cities of Raqqa and around Deir-ez-Zour, “terrorism is on the defensive”, but far from defeated.

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Catwalk to Freedom helps South Sudanese girls model full potential

If girls are given the opportunity to explore their “full potential”, there would be many fewer child marriages across South Sudan.

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Malala continues fight for girls’ rights, education, empowerment

Malala Yousafzai is continuing her fight for girls’ education, rights and empowerment, in her role as the youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace.

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Global 'learning crisis' threatens future of millions of young students – World Bank

Schooling without learning is a terrible waste of precious resources and of human potential, the World Bank said today, warning in a new report that millions of young students in low and middle-income countries face the prospect of lost opportunity and lower wages in later life because their primary and secondary schools are failing to educate them to succeed.

Global education facing “learning crisis” warns World Bank

Millions of students in low- and middle-income countries face a “learning crisis” that is widening inequality, destroying opportunity and strangling economic growth.

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Nigerian teacher wins UNHCR Refugee Award

A teacher and school-funder who helped the release of some of the Chibok girls from Boko Haram extremists in Nigeria, has been declared the winner of this year’s Nansen Refugee Award, sponsored by the UN Refugee Ag

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News in Brief 21 September 2017 (PM)

Invest more in policies that support childhood development: UNICEF

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