education

Violence at school an ‘unforgettable lesson’ faced by more than half the world’s children: UNICEF

Around 150 million school children aged 13-15 are the victims of violence from their peers, says a new report from the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

News in Brief 29 August 2018

  • Both war and mediating peace becoming ‘increasingly complex’, says UN Secretary-General
  • ‘Every effort’ must be made to bring the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty into force, urges UN chief
  • Refugee education is in crisis, warns UNHCR
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Half the world’s refugee children not in school, UN agency finds

With more and more children forced to leave their homes, over half of the world’s school-aged refugees are now out of education, the United Nations refugee agency said in a new report released on Wednesday.

UN Agency warns Palestinian refugee schools face October closure

UNRWA, the UN Agency for Palestine Refugees, says it will be able to open the schools it operates for the coming academic term.  However, with the Agency still struggling to cope with the US decision to cut funding by $300 million, the prospect beyond September are still very uncertain.  UNRWA spokesperson Chris Gunness spoke with UN News.

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News In Brief 16 August 2018

  • Palestinian school reopening may be short-lived, warns UNRWA
  • Child deportations from US, Mexico drive extreme violence, poverty and trauma: UNICEF
  • Reversal of genocide acknowledgement, ‘undermines rule of law’
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First Indonesian city signs landmark education deal for migrant children

Hundreds of migrant children are getting the chance to go to school in Indonesia’s third city as part of a groundbreaking deal with the UN Migration Agency, IOM announced on Wednesday.  UN News’s Michelle Kusuma spoke with IOM spokesperson Paul Dillon.

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News In Brief 08 June 2018

  • Libya: UN human rights office, OHCHR, warns of abuses as battle for Derna continues
  • UNICEF: Mali community teaching initiative aims to keep extremists at bay
  • 250,000 people ‘may lose everything - even their lives’ in assault on Yemen’s Hodeidah: UN’s Grande
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New $10 billion funding plan, targets 260 million missing out on school

Three youth activists from India, Kenya and Sierra Leone on Friday delivered a petition signed by 1.5 million of their peers to the United Nations Secretary-General that calls for more investment in education.

News in Brief 27 March 2018

  • Humanitarian chief: Over 1,700 killed in Syria's eastern Ghouta since ceasefire resolution
  • Yemen crisis leaves nearly 2 million children out of school: UNICEF
  • UNHCR urges Ukraine to take action on displaced, asylum seekers
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From pariah, to pride and joy: how one girl narrowly escaped FGM

Rescued from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by her mother just hours before the ceremony, Purity Oyie was forced to flee and become a pariah.

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