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UNICEF Recruitment: Senior Adviser Education (Girls
UNICEF Recruitment: Senior Adviser Education (Girls' Education Results Manager)
UNICEF is currently recruiting for a Senior Adviser Education (Girls' Education Results Manager), based at UNICEF Headquarters in New York. If you're dedicated to promoting girls' education and gender equality, apply now!  Read More >
Podcast: Day of the Girl 2014 - Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence
Podcast: Day of the Girl 2014 - Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence
To mark International Day of the Girl Child 2014, this edition of Changing the World for Girls focuses on violence and girls, especially school-related gender-based violence. Podcast moderator Alex Goldmark speaks with two guests: Kuoth Wiel, a young actress who appears in the new Hollywood release, The Good Lie; and Professor Fiona Leach, an expert on international education.  Read More >
UN Celebrates Awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Children
UN Celebrates Awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Children's Rights Activists
Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai, an ardent campaigner for a girl’s right to an education, and India’s Kailash Satyarthi, an activist fighting child labour, are the joint recipients of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. Read More >
Camfed Recognized by the OECD for Taking Innovation to Scale
Camfed Recognized by the OECD for Taking Innovation to Scale
Camfed is being recognized as a model of best practice in taking innovation to scale by the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). Camfed’s achievement will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday, October 7 at the OECD headquarters in Paris. Read More >
Standing Together to End the Cycle of Violence
Standing Together to End the Cycle of Violence
An estimated 246 million girls and boys suffer from school-related violence every year. Read the statement from the Global Working Group on School-related Gender-based Violence marking the International Day of the Girl Child to learn more. Read More >
A Commitment to Raise the Global Ambition for Girls
A Commitment to Raise the Global Ambition for Girls' Education
Rebecca Winthrop and Eileen McGivney discuss the most critical second generation girls' education issues and why the commitment to raise the global ambition on these challenges is so important. Read More >
Let
Let's Help Young People be Heard
On Monday, 22 September, young people held a rally in New York, supported by A World At School, while the world’s leaders were in the city for the United Nations General Assembly. They held the rally to call on leaders to provide quality education to all children around the world. An animated film was launched in solidarity with the rally and the broader youth movement for education.  Read More >
Global Education First Initiative High-Level Event: Quality Education for the World We Want
Global Education First Initiative High-Level Event: Quality Education for the World We Want
World leaders will come together at the Global Education First Initiative’s (GEFI) high-level event on 24 September, Quality Education for the World We Want, to pledge their political commitment for quality education; galvanizing action to give every child and youth an equal chance of reaching their full potential.  Read More >
UNGEI marks International Day of the Girl Child | Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence
UNGEI marks International Day of the Girl Child | Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence
The theme of this year’s International Day of the Girl Child is Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence. Physical, sexual, and emotional violence affect adolescent girls in striking proportions. UNGEI marks this day by highlighting relevant resources, in hopes of equipping the international community with the relevant knowledge and lessons learned to tackle this issue.  Read More >
Connecting, Reflecting and Planning Ahead: UNGEI Global Advisory Committee Members Gather in Bangkok, Thailand
Connecting, Reflecting and Planning Ahead: UNGEI Global Advisory Committee Members Gather in Bangkok, Thailand
Poised on the threshold of a new international development framework, the Global Advisory Committee of UNGEI met for their annual meeting in Bangkok, Thailand during 26-28 August 2014. Read More >
Pledge to Work Together for a Better Future for All
Pledge to Work Together for a Better Future for All
The EFA Global Monitoring Report has the compelling evidence to show that providing all women with a primary education would reduce child marriages and child mortality by one sixth, and maternal deaths by two-thirds. In light of this, the EFA GMR has launched a campaign for action and invites you to pledge to work together for a better future for all.  Read More >
UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice: Announcing the Successful Recipients for 2014-2015
UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice: Announcing the Successful Recipients for 2014-2015
Last year, UNGEI launched a call for proposals for the UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice in Girls’ Education and Gender Equality (UNGEI Good Practice Fund). We are pleased to announce the 17 successful recipients who will receive the grant for 2014-15. Read More >
UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice: Announcing the Successful Recipients for 2014-2015
UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice: Announcing the Successful Recipients for 2014-2015
Last year, UNGEI launched a call for proposals for the UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice in Girls’ Education and Gender Equality (UNGEI Good Practice Fund). Seventeen successful recipients have been identified to receive the grant for 2014-15.  Read More >
Inspiring Videos from Flexible Learning Strategies
Inspiring Videos from Flexible Learning Strategies
View the latest #FLSvideo highlighting stories from India and Bangladesh.  Read More >
New Evidence Highlights What Works to Empower Girls and Young Women
New Evidence Highlights What Works to Empower Girls and Young Women
New impact evaluation (IE) briefs by the World Bank Group (WBG),  shed new light on what works in development interventions targeting girls and young women, who still account for a disproportionate share of the world’s poor and face persistent inequalities at home, school, and work that help keep them and their families in poverty.  Read More >
Podcast: Power to Young Advocates
Podcast: Power to Young Advocates
A conversation between two young activists – Rodrigo Riaza, a Spanish Global Youth Ambassador for Education and the episode moderator, and Hannah Godefa, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. Rodrigo and Hannah discussed the importance of activism and the role of education in enabling young people to fulfill their potential.  Read More >
Support the #EducationCountdown Campaign
Support the #EducationCountdown Campaign
This campaign addresses the key barriers to learning for all children and delivers results against collective milestones and targets. See how you can get involved.  Read More >
Call for Youth Courage Award Nominations
Call for Youth Courage Award Nominations
The Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education has announced a call for nominations for the 2014 Youth Courage Awards.  Read More >
500 Days of Action for the Millennium Development Goals
500 Days of Action for the Millennium Development Goals
Watch this live interactive conversation between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Malala Yousafzai, moderated by Amy Robach on 18 August 2014.  Read More >
UNGEI Expands its Global Advisory Committee
UNGEI Expands its Global Advisory Committee
Addressing girls’ education and gender equality issues in a changing global context can be a challenge, to say the least. To ensure that we are well equipped to be effective leaders in this field, UNGEI has expanded its membership of the UNGEI Global Advisory Committee (UNGEI GAC). Read More >
Record 28.5 Billion US Dollars Pledged for Global Education
Record 28.5 Billion US Dollars Pledged for Global Education
Developing countries and donors join to make historic commitments to fund basic education at Brussels summit.  Read More >
Girls’ Education Highlighted at the Global Partnership for Education second Replenishment Conference
Girls’ Education Highlighted at the Global Partnership for Education second Replenishment Conference
Last month, over 800 world leaders from 91 countries convened in Brussels, Belgium to pledge their commitment to education. Girls’ education was highlighted throughout the conference, with an entire session dedicated to the issues around it.  Read More >
Malala Day 2014
Malala Day 2014
Malala Day, observed this year on 14 July 2014, is not just a day to celebrate Malala Yousafzai. It is a day for all children everywhere to raise their voices and be heard. It is a day to stand up for education and say to world that we are stronger than the enemies of education and stronger than the forces that threaten girls, boys and women from leading happy and productive lives. Read More >
Podcast: More Funding Needed to Keep the Promise of Education
Podcast: More Funding Needed to Keep the Promise of Education
On 25 June, the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will hold its second Replenishment Pledging Conference, with the goal of raising funds from donors to address global education issues in access, equity and learning. As part of the UNGEI Podcast Series, Changing the World for Girls, we are pleased to talk to Julia Gillard, Chair of the GPE Board of Directors and former Prime Minister of Australia. Read More >
Malawi Government Launches Girls Education Strategy
Malawi Government Launches Girls Education Strategy
As stakeholders in the country's education sector are doing all they can to improve the education of a girl child, the Malawi Government through the Ministry of Education has gone a step further to launch and implement the National Girls Education and National Girls Education Communication strategies.  Read More >
Beyond 2015: The Education We Want
Beyond 2015: The Education We Want
Global consultations with governments, civil society, the private sector and youth have identified education as a central priority for the post-2015 development agenda. UNESCO and UNICEF are convening a high-level discussion in Brussels to promote a bold new agenda for education and build support for its inclusion as a central pillar in the post-2015 development framework.  Read More >
African Leaders, Send Girls to School
African Leaders, Send Girls to School
Opinion piece by Angelique Kidjo, a Grammy Award-winning musician, urging leaders to send girls to school. Read More >
In Nigeria, Bringing the Message of Education for All
In Nigeria, Bringing the Message of Education for All
The Day of the African Child is celebrated every year on 16 June. The theme for 2014 is 'a child friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Africa'. In Nigeria, more than 10.5 million children are out of school, according to the most recent data, most of them in the north of the country, and many of them girls. UNICEF is helping persuade parents of the importance of getting children to school and ensuring girls are not left behind. Read More >
Podcast: Innovations in Peacebuilding: How Technology is Changing the Way We See the World and Respond to Violent Conflict
Podcast: Innovations in Peacebuilding: How Technology is Changing the Way We See the World and Respond to Violent Conflict
UNICEF talks to Christopher Tuckwood, of the Sentinel Project for Genocide Prevention, and Sanjana Hattotuwa, the Special Advisor to the ICT4Peace Foundation, about the use of technology to support peacebuilding. Read More >
Global Leaders Press for Recommitment to Girls
Global Leaders Press for Recommitment to Girls' Education in Light of Nigeria Abductions
Prime Ministers of Norway and Denmark, former Prime Minister of Australia, President of the European Commission and EU Development Commissioner sign open letter.  Read More >
Education Policy: Funds, Incentives Needed for Primary, Girls
Education Policy: Funds, Incentives Needed for Primary, Girls' Education
There are over 15 million out-of-school children between the ages of five and 16 in Punjab, according to a policy brief launched by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) in collaboration with the School Education Department (SED) and UNICEF Punjab.  Read More >
UNICEF Welcomes New Canadian Support to Improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools Ensuring Vulnerable Girls are Healthy and Educated
UNICEF Welcomes New Canadian Support to Improve Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools Ensuring Vulnerable Girls are Healthy and Educated
Today UNICEF welcomed the Canadian Government’s generous new commitment of $7.5 million to support its work improving water, sanitation and hygiene facilities in schools to ensure millions of vulnerable girls are healthy and educated. Read More >
Infographic: Global Citizenship Education
UNESCO and the Global Education First Initiative  Read More >
Global Citizenship Education: Preparing Learners for the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
Global Citizenship Education: Preparing Learners for the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
 What is Global Citizenship Education ? Do we learn it in school? What difference can it make if it is a common feature of all education systems? How can it be implemented and scaled up? The answers to these questions and others can be found in a new publication just released by UNESCO. Read More >
What
What's So Scary About Smart Girls?
Op-ed by Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times Sunday Review.  Read More >
FAWE Has a New Executive Director
FAWE Has a New Executive Director
Congratulations to Ms Hendrina Doroba, the newly appointed Executive Director of the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE). Read More >
My World Global Week of Action: Cast your Vote Now!
My World Global Week of Action: Cast your Vote Now!
Over 1.8 million have voted for the world they want through the United Nations My World survey. The UN global vote allows people for the first time to have a direct say in shaping a better world. Data from the survey shows that "a good education" is the number one priority. Read More >
International Partners Meeting on School-related Gender-based Violence, April 2014
International Partners Meeting on School-related Gender-based Violence, April 2014
From 15 to 16 April UNGEI, UNESCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France convened an international partners meeting on the issue of school-related gender-based violence in Paris, France. Read More >
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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