Afghanistan: Girls’ education must be a given, urges deputy UN chief

Ensuring all Afghan girls can be educated must be “a zero condition” for the Taliban, before international recognition of their de facto authority, UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed said on Friday.

News in Brief 7 September 2021

  • Afghanistan: dire needs could worsen, basic services collapsing 
  • Conflict in Tigray now creating dire needs in neighbouring districts
  • Critical gaps in refugee education: UNHCR 
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Critical gaps in refugee education, only 34 per cent attend secondary school: UNHCR

Two-thirds of refugee children might never get to secondary school, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) warned on Tuesday, as it called for an international effort to confront “critically low” levels of school and university enrolment.