education

UN Gender Focus: education, FGM and gymnastics for peace

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief

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‘Inclusive, equitable and quality education’ at the heart of high-level UN event

Education leaders from around the world convened today at the United Nations to discuss ways to advance action on Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to “ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.”

Girls and boys are missing out on education: UN deputy chief

So many girls are missing out on education but so are boys, the UN deputy chief said on Wednesday on the margins of a high-level meeting of the General Assembly.

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Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that education completion levels will remain well below that target for generations.

New UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador will advocate for young refugees

A teenage refugee from Syria will use her role as Goodwill Ambassador with the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, to urge world leaders to stand with children uprooted by war.

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Falling aid for education putting global goals at risk, warns UN agency

Against the backdrop of aid allocations to education falling for the sixth year in a row, the United Nations agency mandated with promoting education globally has called on the donor community to focus more attention on the vital sector, especially in countries where needs are the greatest.