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At the UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education, Youth Reveal a Fierce Commitment to Change
At the UNESCO Forum on Global Citizenship Education, Youth Reveal a Fierce Commitment to Change
Last month, members of the Youth Advocacy Group for the Global Education First Initiative participated in a forum on Global Citizenship Education. The conference explored a range of topics including education in relation to sexuality education, peace building and conflict prevention, teacher education and technology. Read More >
Call for Applications: Brooking
Call for Applications: Brooking's Echidna Global Scholars Program
The Brooking's Echidna Scholars Program is now accepting applications for 2014. The deadline to apply is 5 January 2014. Read More >
UNGEI Call for Proposals: Fund for Documentation of Good Practice in Girls
UNGEI Call for Proposals: Fund for Documentation of Good Practice in Girls' Education and Gender Equality
UNGEI is pleased to announce this fund designed to strengthen the evidence base through identification of good practice at the regional and country level. The deadline to submit is 30 November 2013. Read More >
Empowering Girls to Engage in Social Innovations
Empowering Girls to Engage in Social Innovations
This awe-inspiring blog post from the Co-founder of girltank talks about the need to get more girls engaged in social innovations. Read More >
Global Partnership for Education Grants More than Half a Billion US Dollars for Quality Education for Children in 14 Low-income Countries
Global Partnership for Education Grants More than Half a Billion US Dollars for Quality Education for Children in 14 Low-income Countries

This new financing initiative provides critical funding and momentum toward quality education for all children and strongly reflects the GPE's top priorities.

 

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Podcast: Peacebuilding through Early Childhood Education
Podcast: Peacebuilding through Early Childhood Education

Three experts talk about why integrating peace education into early childhood education has a positive long-term effect on peace.

 

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UNICEF Helps Somali Girls in Mogadishu, London and Oslo Make a Connection
UNICEF Helps Somali Girls in Mogadishu, London and Oslo Make a Connection
UNICEF Somalia organized a Google Hangout, bringing together Somali schoolgirls in Mogadishu and in the diaspora, to chat about school and their lives on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child. Read More >
Call for Applications: Women
Call for Applications: Women's Scholar in Women's Studies
The Institute of Women's Studies at the University of Ottawa is inviting applications for its Bank of Montreal Visiting Scholar in Women's Studies for 2014-2015. The application deadline is 31 December 2013. Read More >
Podcast: Girls Who Code can Change the World - Towards Gender Parity in Computing Fields
Podcast: Girls Who Code can Change the World - Towards Gender Parity in Computing Fields

Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, talks about engaging young girls in technology directly in order to achieve gender parity in the computing fields.

 

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Girls’ Education in a Changing World: Innovation For Learning
Girls’ Education in a Changing World: Innovation For Learning

UNGEI is pleased to release this blog on International Day of the Girl Child to celebrate the importance of girls and how education can be the force that propels them to reach their full potential.

 

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After the Doors are Opened: Why Teachers in Rural Africa are Key to Girls’ Success in School
After the Doors are Opened: Why Teachers in Rural Africa are Key to Girls’ Success in School

Graduating from high school can be an insurmountable challenge for girls in rural areas of Africa. Even when the costs of schooling are guaranteed, the problems of day to day life are often overwhelming, especially for orphans. This story is part of the line-up to commemorate International Day of the Girl Child.

 

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We Are Not Talking Enough about Ghanaian Girls
We Are Not Talking Enough about Ghanaian Girls

We are not talking enough about girls. And certainly not enough about the transformative role they could have in growing Ghana’s economy, if they receive the right investments.

 

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Podcast: Mariam Khalique, A Teacher of Malala Yousafzai’s, is Building Futures Under Extreme Circumstances
Podcast: Mariam Khalique, A Teacher of Malala Yousafzai’s, is Building Futures Under Extreme Circumstances

World Teachers’ Day is 5 October. This year, the theme is ‘A Call for Teachers!’. The day honours teachers who are working to build a sustainable future, with citizens who are fiercely changing their communities and the world around them. To commemorate the day, Beyond School Books speaks with Mariam Khalique, a teacher of student and education activist Malala Yousafzai’s.

 

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World Teachers
World Teachers' Day 2013
October 5th is World Teachers' Day! Quality education offers hope and the promise of a better standard of living. There is no stronger foundation for lasting peace and sustainable development than a quality education provided by well trained, valued, supported and motivated teachers. Read More >
Global Partnership for Education Calls for Increased Funding to Fight Global Education Crisis
Global Partnership for Education Calls for Increased Funding to Fight Global Education Crisis
GPE calls on all development partners to deliver real results to help 57 million out-of-school children attend school and learn. Read More >
Global Education First Initiative Anniversary, Speakers Urge Bold Leadership and Coordinated Financing to Achieve a Break-through in Education
Global Education First Initiative Anniversary, Speakers Urge Bold Leadership and Coordinated Financing to Achieve a Break-through in Education
An event to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) brought together governments, youth, activists, education leaders, and artists at the UN Headquarters on 25 September. Read More >
At Education Cannot Wait Event, Global Leaders Stress Need to Fund Education - Especially in Emergencies
At Education Cannot Wait Event, Global Leaders Stress Need to Fund Education - Especially in Emergencies
Global leaders from governments, international organizations and civil society met to increase urgency and renew commitments to help the now 28.5 million children in countries affected by conflict who are denied an education.

 

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28.5 million children still waiting for an education because of conflicts
28.5 million children still waiting for an education because of conflicts

Global leaders from governments, international organizations and civil society today warned that 28.5 million children in countries affected by conflict are still being denied access to learning – and that they must not be made to wait any longer for an education.

 

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Report on Out-of-School Children in Pakistan Indicates 3 out of 10 Primary Age Children Not Enrolled in School
Report on Out-of-School Children in Pakistan Indicates 3 out of 10 Primary Age Children Not Enrolled in School
A report on out-of-school children in Pakistan, launched here today, indicates that despite achievements in the education sector, over 6.5 million children are not enrolled in primary education and another 2.7 are not enrolled at lower secondary level. Read More >
Education Gives Girls Dignity
Education Gives Girls Dignity

Mariam Khalique, teacher of Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai, gives a riveting speech at an event in New York for the release of the Education For All Global Monitoring Report’s new analysis, Education Transforms.

 

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New Chief of UN Women Highlights Girls
New Chief of UN Women Highlights Girls' Education as Priority to Combat Poverty, Boost Development
During a press briefing, the Executive Director of the UN Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, said "Education is one of the founding services that all women and girls need to access in order for us to make a difference." Read More >
Africa
Africa's Next Challenge: Getting Fully Schooled
This article explores the situation and challenges of getting girls and boys into school in Africa. Nora Fyles, Head of the UNGEI Secretariat also chimes in! school in Africa. Nora Fyles, Head of the UNGEI Secretariat also chimes in! Read More >
UNICEF Initiative in Somalia,
UNICEF Initiative in Somalia, 'Go-2-School'
School enrolment rates for Somali children are among the lowest in the world, but now there is a new campaign to address this. Read More >
Educating the World
Educating the World

With millions of people worldwide still unable to read and write, this piece examines the challenge of global literacy. Featuring an interview with Jordan Naidoo, Senior Adviser on Education at UNICEF.

 

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Call for Nominations: UNESCO Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize
Call for Nominations: UNESCO Emir Jaber al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah Prize
Every two years, this Prize is awarded to two individuals, organizations, or centers that have contributed to the promotion of inclusive quality education for persons with intellectual disabilities.This call for nominations is open until 13 September 2013.

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Camfed
Camfed's Hangout On Air on Girls' Education

Our partner, Camfed recently hosted a great Google+ Hangout on 'Girls' Education' which included special guests discussing why girls' education matters to the world.

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GPE Newsroom: Geeta Rao Gupta is Named Interim Chair of GPE
GPE Newsroom: Geeta Rao Gupta is Named Interim Chair of GPE

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Geeta Rao Gupta, Deputy Executive Director at UNICEF, as Interim Chair of GPE’s Board of Directors.

 

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International Day of the Girl Child 2013: Call for Innovative Approaches and Solutions
International Day of the Girl Child 2013: Call for Innovative Approaches and Solutions
International Day of the Girl Child is just around the corner (October 11th)! We're looking for innovative approaches to addressing the challenges and barriers to girls' education. Read More >
Podcast: If something is wrong around you, if something is not working in your community, act
Podcast: If something is wrong around you, if something is not working in your community, act

19 August marks World Humanitarian Day, a time to pay tribute to men and women whose actions make the world a better place...

 

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Podcast: On International Youth Day, Young Activists Share their Views on the Role of Education in Building Peace
Podcast: On International Youth Day, Young Activists Share their Views on the Role of Education in Building Peace
International Youth Day is celebrated on 12 August every year to raise awareness about issues affecting young people and to celebrate their achievements.This podcast features three young activists and their thoughts and understanding of peace and how education can help them build peaceful and democratic communities.  Read More >
Q & A:Finding Strategies to End Harmful Behaviours and Beliefs
Q & A:Finding Strategies to End Harmful Behaviours and Beliefs
This Q&A, hosted by The Guardian's Adolescent girls hub, touches on the need for social norms to change in order to tackle the negative practices that prevent girls from reaching their potential. Read More >
Call for Comments: Draft Business Engagement Framework for Education and Learning (ends 15 August)
Call for Comments: Draft Business Engagement Framework for Education and Learning (ends 15 August)
The Global Compact, UNICEF, UNESCO and the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education encourage education stakeholders to review and provide feedback to the Draft Business Engagement Framework for Education and Learning.  Read More >
Podcast: Two Young Activists on Driving Change
Podcast: Two Young Activists on Driving Change
Today’s generation of young people is the largest in history, and young people have positioned themselves as a vital force of economic and social progress. But what motivates young people, and what empowers them to ‘be the change they wish to see’? Read More >
Climate Shifts Cut Short Girls
Climate Shifts Cut Short Girls' Education in Northeast India
A recent study found that financially precarious households and those living in rural areas in India's north-eastern state of Assam are particularly prone to the impacts of climate change. its research, women and girls are particularly vulnerable to the negative consequences. Read More >
Global Partnership for Education and United Nations Girls' Education Initiative Agree to Work Together on Girls' Education and Gender Equality
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and UNGEI agreed to support girls' education and gender equality at the global and country level in a newly released Statement of Intent. Read More >
Media Advisory: Malala Day
Media Advisory: Malala Day

Making a Wish for Action on Global Education: Malala Yousafzai to Address Youth Assembly at the UN on her birthday, 12 July 2013.

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Podcast: Putting Learning at the Centre of Education
Podcast: Putting Learning at the Centre of Education
Why are some education systems failing children? Follow a discussion on putting learning at the centre of education.
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Malala Day: UN Youth Takeover
Malala Day: UN Youth Takeover
If there was ever a time for world leaders to step aside and allow for the next generation of change-makers to make their mark, that time will be on July 12th. Read More >
Call for Papers | Gender & Development: Education and Learning Journal - Deadline 7 June 2013
Call for Papers | Gender & Development: Education and Learning Journal - Deadline 7 June 2013
The international journal, Gender & Development, is currently seeking papers for their March 2014 issue focused on gender justice and women's rights perspective. Read More >
How GPE is Enabling Dynamic Visualizations of Open Education Data
How GPE is Enabling Dynamic Visualizations of Open Education Data

After a successful collaboration with Development Gateway, the Global Partnership for Education has launched its first data visualization venture.

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UN Chief Promotes Education, Gender Empowerment During Final Day of Mozambique Visit
UN Chief Promotes Education, Gender Empowerment During Final Day of Mozambique Visit

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the Government and people of Mozambique for steady progress in political development, but urged greater efforts to overcome human rights challenges, including discrimination and violence against women, through education and awareness-raising.

 

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How Can Innovation Improve Access to Quality Learning?
How Can Innovation Improve Access to Quality Learning?
Last week, the Government of Denmark and UNICEF hosted the interactive discussion ‘Breaking barriers: Innovative partnerships creating exponential change in access to quality learning’. Read More >
Podcast: UN Special Adviser says gender equality and girls
Podcast: UN Special Adviser says gender equality and girls' education are critical in the post-2015 goals
With the international community assessing the gains made by the MDGs and forging a path for the future after the 2015 deadline, Ms. Amina Mohammed has been appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help create an inclusive and sustainable development plan. Read More >
UNGEI Open Forum on Gender Equality in Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
UNGEI Open Forum on Gender Equality in Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Prominent thought leaders and advocates were brought together at the UNGEI Open Forum to discuss the role of education, gender equality and partnerships in the future development agenda.

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UNGEI, CAMPE, GCE, GPE, and Plan International Release a Call to Action at the Learning for All Ministerial Meeting
UNGEI, CAMPE, GCE, GPE, and Plan International Release a Call to Action at the Learning for All Ministerial Meeting
UNGEI, the Global Partnership for Education, and Plan International's call to action urges for the continued commitment to ensuring gender equality in education. Read More >
1000 Days to the Deadline for the MDGs
1000 Days to the Deadline for the MDGs
With only 1,000 days remaining until the deadline for the MDGs, the international community must come together now more than ever.  Read More >
Video: Educating Girls in Afghanistan
Video: Educating Girls in Afghanistan
CNN's Anna Coren reports on how an increasing number of girls are able to attend school in Afghanistan. Read More >
Podcast: Girls advocate for girls
Podcast: Girls advocate for girls' education and gender equality

Three young women from quite different parts of the world, but with very similar goals, met at UNICEF House recently to talk about their passion for promoting girls’ rights.

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Let’s Talk!  Discussion on
Let’s Talk! Discussion on 'A Girl’s Right to Learn without Fear'
Last week, UNGEI joined partners, Plan International, UNICEF (Education) and 10x10 to organize a side event to the 57th session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW) entitled: A Girl’s Right to Learn without Fear: Working to End Gender-Based Violence at School. Read More >
Gender-based violence is a major threat to girls’ education, UNGEI says
Gender-based violence is a major threat to girls’ education, UNGEI says
NEW YORK, 5 March 2013 – Millions of girls around the world face violence and discrimination due both to their sex and age, in a variety of settings – including on the way to school and at school. Read More >
Students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls write about education
Recently, a group of students from the Bronx Global Learning Institute for Girls who had learned about the tragic events in Pakistan that had left 14-year old Malala severely wounded wrote to The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) expressing their solidarity, outrage and passion for education Read More >

 

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