UN launches educational television channel for Iraqi children

Iraqi children who are unable to attend classes due to security concerns will now be able to continue their studies through distance learning thanks to a new educational television channel launched today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Education Ministry.

UNICEF urges action to tackle Zimbabwe’s education ‘crisis’

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has called for urgent action to address Zimbabwe’s education system – once the best in Africa – which is suffering due to a combination of low salaries, poor attendance by both teachers and students, and transport and food problems.

World’s universities play vital role in shaping tomorrow’s leaders, says Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stressed the important role played by universities around the world in shaping the next generation of global leaders, and the impact of education on efforts to achieve peace and sustainable development.

Education vital for achieving other anti-poverty targets, Ban stresses

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today highlighted the key role of education for reaching the globally agreed set of eight targets for slashing poverty, illiteracy and other socio-economic ills by 2015, known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Ban praises rise in school enrolment rates in Latin America

Latin America has posted impressive improvements in school enrolment rates, particularly among girls, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told a gathering of countries from the region.

British children’s author partners with UNESCO to help young people in need

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is teaming up with its newly-named Artist for Peace and British writer Lauren Child to support children in need around the world.

Improving girls' access to education focus of UN Asia-Pacific meeting

United Nations officials, government leaders and education experts are gathering in Kathmandu, Nepal, today for the start of a two-day conference examining how to improve gender equality in schools across the Asia-Pacific region.

Goal of universal primary education under threat from lack of funds, says UN

The internationally agreed goal of universal primary education for every child by 2015 is at risk unless donors scale up aid for basic education, according to a new report published today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Hundreds of teachers to be trained in southern Sudan through Japanese grant: UN

A Japanese grant of $8.7 million to the United Nations refugee agency will make it possible for hundreds of teachers to be formally trained in southern Sudan in the next three years, the partners announced today.

UNICEF partners with Gulf charity to educate one million children

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has partnered with the Gulf charity Dubai Cares to bring education to one million children in need and help contribute to achieving universal primary education by 2015.