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 […]

#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 […]

@UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2016: harnessing #technology for quality #education

Strategies and practices to maximize the potential of mobile technologies in education will be the focus of UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week 2016, which will take place at the Organization’s Headquarters from 7 to 11 March. The five-day event will bring together technology experts, government representatives, education specialists, project managers, researchers and industry partners from around […]

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 […]

“From Words to #Genocide”, theme of International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the #Holocaust

From Words to Genocide: Antisemitic Propaganda and the Holocaust is the theme of this year’s International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust, observed on 27 January. On that day, roundtable debates, exhibitions, and an official ceremony will examine the roots and consequences of hate speech and the need to promote human rights-based […]

@UNESCO presents new finance model that could triple the availability of textbooks

A new study by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM)* to be issued on 19 January proposes an economic model that would help reduce the cost of textbooks and increase their availability to students in schools around the world. According to the paper, Every Child Should Have a Textbook, centralized financing mechanisms could allow for a […]

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