Aid to #education falls for the sixth consecutive year

The amount of aid allocated to education has been falling for six years in a row, shows a new policy paper, Aid to Education is Stagnating and Not Going to Countries Most in Need, published by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report. Total aid to education stands at US$ 12 billion – 4% lower than […]

Global Action Programme on #Education for #SustainableDevelopment #SDGs

The Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) seeks to generate and scale-up concrete actions in ESD. It is intended to make a substantial contribution to the post-2015 agenda. The GAP is the follow up to the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014). There is now a growing international recognition of […]

Third UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education

‘The UNESCO Week for Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education’ presented a unique platform for discussion on two key programmes of the Education Sector, namely Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED), and their practical contribution in achieving Target 4.7 of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education. The Week […]

UNESCO Week on Peace and Sustainable Development highlights teachers’ role in achieving Global Development Agenda

More than 400 experts, practitioners and policymakers from the public, non-governmental and private sector from all regions will attend UNESCO Week on Peace and Sustainable Development: The Role of Education, in Ottawa, Canada from 6 to 10 March. Organized by UNESCO and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, the event will focus on Education for Sustainable […]

Global Report on Adult Learning and #Education calls on countries to invest in lifelong learning

Adult learning and education can improve health and well-being, employment opportunities and develop local communities, according to the third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III), produced by UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). The main objective of the report, launched today on the 50th anniversary of International Literacy Day, is to take […]

@UNESCO: #Education needs to change fundamentally to meet global development goals @GEMReport #SDG4all

  The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). It also shows that education needs a major transformation to fulfill that potential and meet the current challenges facing humanity and the planet. […]

“Africa’s Official Ministerial Summit” confirms an impressive attendance from #Africa to the 2016 Summit to be held in #Nairobi

“With still 11 weeks to go, Innovation Africa has so far confirmed 17 African ministers and their delegations for the summit” Confirmed John Glassey, Managing Director, AfricanBrains. The Innovation Africa Summit 2016; Africa’s leading annual Education and ICT forum is proud to announce that they have to date received confirmations from 17 dignitaries from Africa, […]

#OutInTheOpen, @UNESCO takes on school-related homophobic and transphobic violence

Ministers from across the world will join leaders from civil society and multi-lateral agencies to address school-related homophobic and transphobic violence at an International Ministerial Meeting hosted by UNESCO on 17-18 May. The Out In The Open event marks the first time Ministers will come together to issue a Call for Action and discuss new recommendations for education […]

#UN Broadband Commission calls for new connectivity targets to support #SDGs

The Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development’s on 13 March agreed on the need for a new set of connectivity targets to help governments harness broadband networks and services more effectively to meet the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established by the UN last autumn. This was decided in Dubai during the meeting, 12 and 13 […]

Teaching programmes in #Cambodia, #Malaysia and #Malawi to receive @UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize

 Three programmes to help teachers perform more effectively have been named as winners of the 2014-2015 UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers, on the recommendation of an international jury of education professionals. The Prize will be awarded on 5 October as part of World Teachers’ Day celebrations at UNESCO […]

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