education

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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‘It’s her turn,’ says UN agency, issuing global call to close critical gap in refugee girls’ education

By secondary-level education, refugee girls are only half as likely as their male peers to enrol in school – even though they make up half of the school-age refugee population, according to a new study released Wednesday by the United Nations refugee agency.

Child marriage numbers drop, but still ‘a long way to go’ to end practice – UNICEF

Although the prevalence of child marriage is decreasing worldwide, action will need to be stepped up to achieve the global target of ending the practice by 2030, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Despite decades-long effort, one-in-five children worldwide out of school – UN cultural agency

Updated data reveals that some 263 million – one-in-five – children, adolescents and youth worldwide are out school, a figure that has barely changed over the past five years, according to a new United Nations cultural agency report.

News in Brief 21 February 2018

  • Syria crisis: UN chief “deeply alarmed” over besieged Eastern Ghouta
  • Data key to achieving SDGs: UN deputy chief
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