NGOs from Bangladesh and Germany to receive UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize for Innovation in #Education

The 2016 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize recognizing two outstanding projects that make innovative use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in education for the benefit of disadvantaged groups will be awarded on 21 February to the Online School Project, operated by Jaago Foundation in rural Bangladesh, and to Harnessing the Power of […]

Winners of 2016 @UNESCO prize for sustainability #education come from Cameroon, Japan and the United Kingdom

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has named the three laureates of the 2016 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD): the Centre for Community Regeneration and Development (CCREAD-Cameroon) from Cameroon; the Okayama ESD Promotion Commission from Japan; and the National Union of Students UK (NUS-UK) from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and […]

263 million #children and #youth are out of #school from #primary to upper #secondary

Some 263 million children and youth are out of school, according to new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS). This is equivalent to about a quarter of the population of Europe. The total includes 61 million children of primary school age (6-11 years), 60 million of lower secondary school age (12-14 years), and the first […]

@UNESCO names laureates for new prize for #girls and #women’s #education

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, has announced the names of the two laureates for this first edition of the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The two laureates are the Directorate of Early Childhood Education of the Ministry of Education and Culture from the Republic of Indonesia and the Female Students Network Trust from […]

Les filles sont deux fois plus nombreuses que les garçons à ne jamais commencer l’école, d’après l’eAtlas de l’UNESCO

Journée internationale de la femme   Près de 16 millions de filles âgées de 6 à 11 ans ne fréquenteront jamais l’école primaire, contre environ 8 millions de garçons si la tendance actuelle se poursuit, selon de nouvelles données de l’Institut de statistique de l’UNESCO (ISU).*             Publié en amont de la Journée internationale de […]

40% don’t access #education in a language they understand @GEMReport #MLD2016

A new paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) reports that 40% of the global population does not access education in a language they understand. The policy paper, ‘If you don’t understand, how can you learn?’ released for International Mother Language Day (21 February), argues that being taught in a language other than […]

Interview with Ms @IrinaBokova, Director-General of @UNESCO

© GEM.Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO became Honorary Membership at Global Education Magazine. Javier Collado Ruano: Today, 5th December 2015, being International Volunteer Day, we welcome our special guess, Ms. Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO. I have had the opportunity to talk with her during the 2nd UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education held in February 2015 in […]

UNESCO’s Director-General awards first @UNESCO-Japan Prize on #Education for #SustainableDevelopment

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, awarded the UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to Asociación SERES from Guatemala and El Salvador, Jayagiri Centre from Indonesia and rootAbility from Germany, in a ceremony at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on 5 November. This was the first edition of the prize, which was created in 2014 to honour outstanding efforts of individuals, institutions […]

The #globaleducation community adopts and launches #Education 2030 Framework for Action

The Education 2030 Framework for Action (FFA) was adopted and launched at a high-level meeting, held alongside the 38th UNESCO General Conference at the Organization’s Headquarters on 4 November. “Today, with the Education 2030 Framework for Action, Governments from across the world have agreed on how to translate a promise on paper to change on the […]

2015 #EFA #Gender Report: Less than half of countries have achieved gender parity in #education 

A new Gender Report compiled by UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) for International Day of the Girl Child, shows that fewer than half of countries – of which none in sub-Saharan Africa – have achieved the goal of gender parity in both primary and secondary education, even though all were supposed to achieve it […]

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