UNICEF backs call for urgent help to millions of girls denied an education

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is backing the urgent call from leaders of the Education For All (EFA) movement to dramatically accelerate measures to help 65 million girls currently denied an education.

UNICEF to launch initiative to get West and Central African girls into school

Heading to Burkina Faso to launch an initiative to give more young females in West and Central Africa access to a quality education, the chief of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has called on leaders to focus "as a matter of extreme urgency" on schooling girls.

In 19 Arab countries, majority of 8 million children not in school are girls - UN

Girls make up more than half of the eight million children of primary school age in 19 Arab countries who remain out of school, although when given the chance to gain an education, they tend to repeat less than boys and complete their schooling more often, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said in a new survey released today.