education

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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More than half of children and youth worldwide 'not learning' – UNESCO

About 617 million children and adolescents worldwide are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics, signalling “a learning crisis” that could threaten progress on global development goals, a report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) shows.

UNICEF urges countries to prioritize early childhood development

There is no period more critical in a child's development than the first 1,000 days of life, and yet 32 countries – including Bangladesh and the United States – lack three basic national policies to support parents of babies and young children, says a new United Nations report issued today.

World leaders gathered at UN commit to boosting investment in education

World leaders today pledged to tackle the education crisis that is holding back millions of children and threatening economic development, at a high-level event at United Nations Headquarters in New York aimed at securing finance for this critical goal.

News in Brief 19 September 2017 (PM)

DRC urged to protect refugees following deadly shooting

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are being urged to ensure better protection for refugees and asylum-seekers following a deadly shooting incident in the eastern part of the country.

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News in Brief 18 September 2017 (PM)

Appeal for “global solidarity” to help millions hit by Irma: UN chief

The UN chief António Guterres has appealed for “global solidarity” on behalf of the millions affected by Hurricane Irma and other extreme weather events to come.

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Over 3.5 million refugee children missing out on education, UN report finds

Over 3.5 million refugee children did not have the chance to attend school in the last academic year, according to a report published today by the United Nations refugee agency, which is calling for education to be a vital component of humanitarian response.