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UNGEI statement on school attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan
NEW YORK, USA, 10 February 2009 – The United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) condemns the attacks on schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and calls for all parties to respect the right to education and ensure that children - particularly girls - are safe from violence. Read More >
Statement on the continued attacks on schools and schoolchildren in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan, 10 July 2007- “On Monday, July 9, two rockets fired by militants struck a primary school in Kunar province, killing one child instantly and injuring three other children. That same night, a school was burnt in Ghore province. And today a suicide bomber hit a Uruzgan province marketplace filled with schoolchildren. Read More >
UNICEF receives award for work in Afghanistan
UNICEF receives award for work in Afghanistan
JALALABAD/AFGHANISTAN, 25 March 2007 - UNICEF was chosen as the top United Nations agency for its work in the field of education in the Eastern region of Afghanistan. UNICEF has provided assistance with school construction, teacher training, school and child protection, the provision of teaching and learning materials, and support for community-based schools in this region. Read More >
UNICEF gears up to boost Afghan education as new school year begins
19 March 2007 – With more than 6 million Afghan children returning to school this week in grades 1 to 12, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has set itself a target of enrolling 400,000 more girls in basic education, providing learning materials to 5.4 million youngsters up to grade 9, and supplying teaching materials for over 100,000 teachers. Read More >
Oxfam: Seven million Afghan children missing an education
27 November 2006 - More than half of all Afghan children still do not go to school despite a five-fold increase in enrolments since 2001, according to a new report published today by international agency, Oxfam. Read More >
Afghanistan: UN expert voices outrage as number of attacks on Afghan schools leaps
9 August 2006 – The number of attacks by terrorist groups against Afghan schools during the first half of this year was almost three times the level for the whole of 2005, prompting a United Nations expert on the right to education to express his “profound condemnation” and to voice concern that girls are suffering the most from the terrorists’ campaign. Read More >
Newsweek: Taliban's efforts to get girls out of school, girls' determination to stay in school
20 June 2006 - Summer vacation has only begun, but as far as 12-year-old Nooria is concerned, the best thing is knowing she has a school to go back to in the fall. Read More >


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