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  •  New Global Education Monitoring Report focuses on accountability in education
    News: New Global Education Monitoring Report focuses on accountability in education
    UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report highlights the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving this goal. The Report, released today, warns that disproportionate blame on any one actor for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, widening inequality and damaging learning. “Education is a shared responsibility between us all– governments, schools, teachers, parents and private actors,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. “Accountability for these responsibilities defines the way teachers teach, students learn, and governments act. It must be designed with care and with the principles of equity, inclusion and quality in mind.” 
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  • High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage in West and Central Africa
    News: High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage in West and Central Africa
    Hosted by the Government of Senegal the High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage is currently underway in Dakar Senegal. The three day meeting running from 23rd - 25th October, is coordinated by a regional coalition of civil society organizations (Forum for African Women Educationalist - FAWE, Girls Not Brides, Plan International, Save the Children International, Women in Law and Development in Africa - WiLDAF and World Vision International) and the United Nations (the United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA, UNICEF and UN WOMEN). 
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  • Education International stresses the importance of sustainable education funding at UNGA
    News: Education International stresses the importance of sustainable education funding at UNGA
    Education International stressed the importance of sustainable education funding this week in New York as the 72nd United Nations General Assembly placed the issue at the top of its priorities. Education International (EI) President Susan Hopgood and Deputy General Secretary David Edwards were at the UN General Assembly where they represented the world’s teachers. On the docket was nothing less than the future of education financing for the worlds 120 million students who are deprived of a free, inclusive and quality education.

     

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  • Dubai Cares reiterates its commitment to
    News: Dubai Cares reiterates its commitment to 'Education in Emergencies' on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly
    NEW YORK, 19th September, 2017 -- Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, renewed its commitment to ‘Education in Emergencies’ at a special event held on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York. The event, which was co-hosted by Dubai Cares and the ‘Education Cannot Wait’ fund, brought together the leadership of the world’s most influential companies and foundations to expand dialogue from the political arena, elevate education in emergencies in the minds of those who have the power to initiate change and consequently drive more investment in education by supporting learning opportunities for children and youth in crisis-affected countries.

     

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  • Senegal and France to host Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference
    News: Senegal and France to host Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference
    Press Release: New York City, September 20, 2017 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is delighted that the governments of Senegal and France will co-host its financing conference, which will take place on February 8, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. The announcement of the co-hosting was made by Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Emmanuel Macron of France at a high-level event on education financing held at the United Nations, which was attended by Secretary General António Guterres, several heads of state and leaders on global education.

     

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  • Leaders’ Statement - Financing the Future: Education 2030
    News: Leaders’ Statement - Financing the Future: Education 2030
    United Nations Headquarters, New York - September 20, 2017 

    This is the statement issued by the leaders' at the event: "Financing the Future: Education 2030", held on September 20, 2017 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

    The world is facing an alarming education crisis. Without immediate action, over half of the upcoming youth generation - 825 million of the 1.6 billion young people in 2030 - will be left behind, shut out of opportunity, particularly the poorest and most marginalized. The growing skills gap will stunt economic growth, with far reaching consequences. Today, there are 30 million displaced children, 10 million of whom are refugees, and only half of whom have any regular schooling.

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  • GEM Report 2017/18 - Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments
    GEM Report 2017/18 - Accountability in education: Meeting our commitments
    Accountability in education: meeting our commitments, the second in the GEM Report series, which monitors progress towards the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG4), looks at the different ways people and institutions can be held accountable for reaching that goal, including regulations, testing, monitoring, audits, media scrutiny, and grass root movements. 
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  • Addressing Threats to Girls’ Education in Contexts affected by Armed Conflict
    Addressing Threats to Girls’ Education in Contexts affected by Armed Conflict
    This policy note contends that greater investment in girls’ education in conflict-affected contexts is urgently required as a critical component of achieving SDGs 4, 5 and 16. At-scale programmes, research and multi-sectoral collaboration must be strengthened to ensure all of the world’s girls are achieving and learning, that gender equality goals are achieved and that these efforts contribute to building sustainable peace.

    The information contained in this policy note is based on the findings of an evidence review conducted by ODI ‘Addressing Threats to Girls Education in Conflict-affected Contexts’ (2017) as well as other cited publications.

     

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  • Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report
    Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report
    The study looks at five domains of impacts: (i) fertility and population growth; (ii) health, nutrition, and violence; (iii) educational attainment and learning; (iv) labor force participation and earnings; and (v) participation, decision-making, and investments. Economic costs associated with the impacts are estimated for several of the impacts. 
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  • Bright and Early: How financing pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life
    Bright and Early: How financing pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life
    This paper shows that pre-primary education has not yet achieved the level of priority necessary in domestic policies and budgets, with nearly all low income countries dedicating less than 5% of their education budgets to pre-primary education. 
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