World #poverty could be cut in half if all adults completed secondary #education

A new UNESCO policy paper shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school. Yet, new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) show persistently high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that completion levels in education will remain well below that target for […]

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 […]

MARIELLA FROSTRUP BRINGS HOPE AND HUMAN RIGHTS TO MAASAI SCHOOLGIRLS THIS CHRISTMAS

Broadcaster and human rights campaigner Mariella Frostrup is bringing hope to schoolgirls in Africa this Christmas.  Mariella Frostrup is putting her face to a Christmas Appeal that could help thousands of Maasai and other young pastoralist girls in Tanzania have the same access to education as boys. “Gender equality is a subject close to my […]

Sustainable Development Goals

One of the main outcomes of the Rio+20 Conference was the agreement by member States to launch a process to develop a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will build upon the Millennium Development Goals and converge with the post 2015 development agenda (click here for information on different work streams). It was decided […]

$2.3 Billion Required to Send Children to School in War-Torn Countries

Français A new paper by UNESCO’s Education For All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) shows that 34 million children and adolescents are out of school in conflict-affected countries.  The most vulnerable are the hardest hit: the poorest are twice as likely to be out of school as their counterparts in peaceful countries. The paper shows […]

2015 NGO Forum Declaration: Towards the Right to Inclusive Quality Public Education and Lifelong Learning Beyond 2015

Download the full 2015 NGO Forum Declaration here in English, French and Spanish Download the NGO Programme here Intervention of Mr. Limbani Nsapato (Regional Coordinator at ANCEFA) in the 2015 NGO Forum As part of the World Education Forum 2015, the 2015 NGO Forum, 18-19 May, provides a space for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to meet among themselves and agree […]

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

The 14th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues of the United Nations (April 20 – May 1, 2015) in New York, brought together indigenous leaders around a table of intergenerational dialogue to exchange views and proposals regarding the priorities and the participation of indigenous people in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, highlighting challenges and […]

EL AGUA ES VIDA

Araceli Lozano Pulido Área de Agua y Saneamiento de ONGAWA info@ongawa.org www.ongawa.org , Resumen El agua es fuente de vida. Así reza el lema del Decenio Internacional para la Acción de Naciones Unidas, cuyo objetivo fundamental es el de promover los esfuerzos para cumplir los compromisos adquiridos en materia de agua y saneamiento para 2015: […]

A Volunteer Experience in Ghana

Alex Medlicott International Volunteer alex_medlicott@hotmail.com Website: http://dreamafricacarefoundation.org . Abstract: I arrived in Ghana unsure of what to expect. I had done little research on the country and was completely unaware of the culture that I was about to become immersed in. I had arranged to volunteer with a local non-profit organisation, but I had absolutely […]

A Brazilian View on Global Citizenship Education

Madza Ednir Centro de Criação de Imagem Popular, Brasil. (With gratitude towars Claudia Ceccon, whose critical comments much have contributed to enrich this article). madza.ednir@terra.com.br / http://www.cecip.org.br / @Madzed . Read here Portuguese version / Leia aqua a versão em português. Abstract: This article is an improved and expanded version of apresentation made at the Journée Educasol […]

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