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UNESCO and UN Women Join Efforts to Promote Gender Equality Through Education
UNESCO and UN Women Join Efforts to Promote Gender Equality Through Education
The executive heads of UNESCO and UN Women both concur that any opportunity to intensify the collaboration in this field should not be missed. Read More >
Press Release: Global Leaders and Celebrities Team Up to Get 57 Million into School
Press Release: Global Leaders and Celebrities Team Up to Get 57 Million into School

A high-powered group of global leaders, campaigners and celebrities join forces to get 57 million “lost” children into school.

 

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Education Events in Washington will Address Learning for All and the Final Push to 2015
Education Events in Washington will Address Learning for All and the Final Push to 2015

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his Special Envoy for Education Gordon Brown will be in Washington, DC for several events to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and Education for All goals. These events will bring together international government and development partners, ministers of finance, civil society, policy experts and youth.

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Talk Africa Interview: Quest for Universal Education
Talk Africa Interview: Quest for Universal Education
This edition of CCTV's Talk Africa, which aired on 23 March 2014 focuses on the Quest for Universal Education and highlights the progress and challenges related to achieving gender parity.
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Education International Teachers
Education International Teachers' Working Condition Online Survey

EI is launching a world-wide survey on teaching and learning conditions, with the aim of bridging the gap between policy making and the reality of the classroom. The survey will be accessible online from today until the end of July in more than 10 different languages, and is part of EI’s assessment of Education for All. The results will be presented to UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, later this year.

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China
China's Peng Liyuan Named UNESCO Envoy for Advancing Education of Women and Girls

Peng Liyuan, an internationally renowned musician and First Lady of China, has been named by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a Special Envoy for the Advancement of Girls’ and Women’s Education.

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Women in the World Summit Features Interview with Queen Rania
Women in the World Summit Features Interview with Queen Rania
Her majesty will address the crisis in Syria and how women are faring three years after the Arab Spring. Read More >
EFA Global Monitoring Report 2015 Consultation
EFA Global Monitoring Report 2015 Consultation

The 2015 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR) will review how much the EFA movement has contributed to ensuring that all children, young people and adults have benefited from the right to an education that meets their basic learning needs. We invite you to share your views too!

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At Dubai Forum, UNESCO Chief Calls for Scaling Up Efforts to Educate Girls Worldwide
At Dubai Forum, UNESCO Chief Calls for Scaling Up Efforts to Educate Girls Worldwide
Speaking at the second annual Global Education and Skills Forum, held in Dubai, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova pointed out that there were 31 million girls out of school in 2011, of whom 55 per cent are expected to never enrol, and that women still represent two-thirds of the world’s 774 million illiterate adults. Read More >
Press Release: 20.20.20 Business Backs Education
Press Release: 20.20.20 Business Backs Education

New campaign challenging business to commit 20 per cent of global CSR spend on education by 2020: Launched at GESF 2014

 

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Putting Girls’ Education at the Heart of the Agenda
Putting Girls’ Education at the Heart of the Agenda

On 10 March, UNGEI joined partners, UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR), UNICEF, Education International (EI), Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and Plan International to host ‘To 2015 and Beyond: Putting Girls' Education at the Heart of the Agenda.' Held at UNICEF House in New York, the meeting brought together members of international agencies, governments, NGOs and permanent missions to the United Nations.

 

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Statement from Education International: Quality Education for Girls and Women is Progress for All
Statement from Education International: Quality Education for Girls and Women is Progress for All

The affiliates of Education International (EI), representing some 30 million teachers and education employees in approximately 400 organisations in 171 countries and territories across the globe, view International Women's Day as central to their work towards the transformative changes required in all societies to achieve gender equality, and secure and promote women’s rights.

 

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Podcast #2: Changing the World for Girls Series
Podcast #2: Changing the World for Girls Series

International Women’s Day this year is celebrated under the theme “Equality for women is progress for all”. In this episode of “Changing the World for Girls”, we spoke to Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, an education pioneer and a true trailblazer in serving women and children despite long odds.

 

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Press Release: Study Sheds Light on School-Related Gender Based Violence in Asia-Pacific
Press Release: Study Sheds Light on School-Related Gender Based Violence in Asia-Pacific

Children in Asia-Pacific are being robbed of their ability to learn in a safe environment as a result of school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) and current policy approaches do not adequately address the problem, according to a study released today.

 

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To 2015 and Beyond: Putting Girls
To 2015 and Beyond: Putting Girls' Education at the Heart of the Agenda - Side-event to the 58th Session of the CSW

UNGEI is pleased to host this event with its partners, UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR), UNICEF, Education International (EI), Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and Plan International. You can watch it unfold live on March 10th!

 

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UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice Update
UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice Update
Thank you to all applicants to the UNGEI Good Practice Fund. We are still in the process of reviewing all applications to identify the 15 good practices we will support this year. The high volume of proposals has meant that our review process is delayed, so we have not been able to announce the successful candidates on 30 January as we had planned. Read More >
Launch of the 2013/2014 Education for All Global Monitoring Report
Launch of the 2013/2014 Education for All Global Monitoring Report
Ill-qualified teachers, poor access to schools at root of global education crisis

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Teach a girl, enrich the world
Teach a girl, enrich the world
An Op-ed on the importance of investing in girls by Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg and UNICEF National Ambassador for Ethiopia Hannah Godefa. Read More >
MDG Advocates Join UN Secretary-General  Ban Ki-moon and Global Leaders at Davos to Discuss  Urgent Need to Empower Adolescent Girls
MDG Advocates Join UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Global Leaders at Davos to Discuss Urgent Need to Empower Adolescent Girls
*MEDIA ADVISORY* At the World Economic Forum, leaders including UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, Dho Young-shim, Philippe Dousty-Blassy and Jeffrey Sachs join Tina Brown, Kathy Calvin and global girl champions in intergenerational dialogue to highlight the rights of girls in final 707 days of Millennium Development Goals. Read More >
World Radio Day 2014
World Radio Day 2014

13 February is World Radio Day. This year, UNESCO is using the opportunity to celebrate women in radio and to promote gender equality over the airwaves.

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