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UNESCO Report - Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy
UNESCO Report - Education critical in preventing adolescent pregnancy
Now available, UNESCO's latest report on evidence-based recommendations on the key role education plays in preventing and responding to early and unintended pregnancy (EUP). The launch of the technical brief ‘Early and unintended pregnancy: Recommendations for the education sector’ and the background document coincided with the 2017 London Family Planning Summit on July 10, 2017 where UNESCO will confirm its commitment to support the contribution of national education sectors to ending AIDS and promoting better health and well-being for all children and young people, especially girls. Read More >
GPE Chair Julia Gillard to G20 leaders
GPE Chair Julia Gillard to G20 leaders 'step forward and increase foreign aid and support for education'
Ahead of the G20 summit, Global Partnership for Education Chair, Julia Gillard calls on world leaders to invest in education. In a recent CNN interview, Gillard warned G20 leaders on the dangers of under-investment in education stating that by staying on the current course of decreased aid investment in education, "we are going to see is a world where prosperity can't be shared and a world of more instability." Of recent years aid to education has reduced threatening the achievement of global education goals. The solution Gillard and the Global Partnership for Education proposes includes a 2 billion dollar investment a year to meet 2020 education targets. Watch the full interview here.  Read More >
Child Marriage Will Cost Developing Countries Trillions of Dollars by 2030, Says World Bank/ICRW Report
Child Marriage Will Cost Developing Countries Trillions of Dollars by 2030, Says World Bank/ICRW Report
Child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars by 2030, says a new report published by the World Bank and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). In contrast, ending child marriage would have a large positive effect on the educational attainment of girls and their children, contribute to women having fewer children and later in life, and increase women’s expected earnings and household welfare. According to the report, in the past 30 years, the prevalence of child marriage (marriage or union before the age of 18) has decreased in many countries, but it still remains far too high.  Read More >
UIS Education Data Release: New indicators and more data for countries in every region
UIS Education Data Release: New indicators and more data for countries in every region
A new policy paper released jointly by UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school. Yet new UIS data show persistent out-of-school rates, making it likely that education levels will remain well below that target for generations to come.  Read More >
Brookings Webinar: Year-two results of the world’s first development impact bond for education
Brookings Webinar: Year-two results of the world’s first development impact bond for education
On June 29, the Center for Universal Education at Brookings invites you to join the partners of the world’s first development impact bond for education for a lively discussion of the learnings and results from the second year – and mid-point – of the world’s first development impact bond. The impact bond provides financing for Educate Girls, a non-profit that aims to increase enrollment for out-of-school girls and improve learning outcomes for girls and boys in Rajasthan, India.  Read More >
Nobel Prize-winner Professor Amartya Sen launches IOE Centre for Education and International Development
Nobel Prize-winner Professor Amartya Sen launches IOE Centre for Education and International Development
Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Amartya Sen (Harvard University) launched the UCL Institute of Education’s (IOE) Centre for Education and International Development (CEID) on Thursday 15 June. This new research centre will build on the IOE’s leading contribution to the academic field of education and international development, bringing together a wide range of academics, students, alumni and practitioners working in diverse settings in every continent to address some of the world’s most important challenges.  Read More >
At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage
At What Cost? The Economic Impacts of Child Marriage
Join the the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and the World Bank on the 27th of June to discuss the findings from a groundbreaking research project to uncover the economic costs of child marriage. To attend this event or watch the live stream, sign up hereRead More >
COSP Side Event: Promoting Inclusion and Equity for All in Education
COSP Side Event: Promoting Inclusion and Equity for All in Education
On the occasion of the 10th session of the Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, The World Bank, Leonard Cheshire Disability, the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) and the UNICEF invite you to a side event on barriers to education for girls with disabilities. International Sign Language interpretation and closed captioning will be available. The event will take place Thursday, June 15, 2017, 10-11:30am at the United Nations, New York, Conference Room No. 12. Registration for this event is now open via Eventbrite.   Read More >
UNESCO announces upcoming international symposium and policy forum, 28-30 August 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
UNESCO announces upcoming international symposium and policy forum, 28-30 August 2017 Bangkok, Thailand
Girls and women face multiple challenges that compromise their education opportunities. One area of longstanding concern is the low rate of female participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and consequently STEM careers. This is a major concern, as STEM careers are often called ‘jobs of the future,’ driving social and personal well-being, inclusive growth and sustainable development, through innovation and creativity. This event will bring together over 200 delegates including: the Ministry of education and other officials; education practitioners and educators; researchers and experts; representatives of intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations; development partners; civil society representatives; private sector stakeholders and others. Read More >
Nominations for 2017 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education now open
Nominations for 2017 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education now open
The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education honours outstanding innovation and contributions made by individuals, institutions and organizations to advance girls’ and women’s education. It is the first UNESCO Prize of this nature and will be unique in showcasing successful projects that improve and promote the educational prospects of girls and women and in turn, the quality of their lives. Supported by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the Prize is conferred annually to two laureates and consists of an award of USD 50,000 each to further their work in the area of girls’ and women’s education.  Read More >
The Global Education Monitoring Report open consultation for 2019 report on education and migration
The Global Education Monitoring Report open consultation for 2019 report on education and migration
UNGEI joins the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report team in calling on researchers, academics, governments, non-governmental organizations, aid donors, teachers, youth and anyone with an interest in education and development to contribute to the 2019 GEM Report on Migration and Education consultation. This consultation will inform the 2019 GEM Report which is set to feature new evidence and key trends in the impacts and effects of migration on education. UNGEI encourages the contributions of partners with a specific view on migration and education from a gender perspective.

 

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Girls CHARGE to host upcoming webinar
Girls CHARGE to host upcoming webinar 'Financial Education and Economic Empowerment'
Girls CHARGE invites partners and friends to join them for an online discussion on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 from 9:00am to 10:00am EDT. The webinar will explore the role of financial education in girls’ empowerment and present recent research conducted on this topic as part of the Credit Suisse Financial Education for Girls program being implemented by Plan International and Aflatoun International.  Read More >
 GPE launches its Case for Investment at CGDev event
GPE launches its Case for Investment at CGDev event
Join the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) for the launch of the Case for Investment - Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 2:30-3:45pm (EDT) at the Center for Global Development in Washington, DC. Speakers at the event 'Financing for Learning: Making Global Education a Reality' will include Julia Gillard, GPE’s Board Chair, Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Education and Anthony Lake, UNICEF’s Executive Director.

For more information and registration details here. Can't attend in person? join the live stream

 

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Upcoming Lecture on Social and Economic Development, featuring Gordon Brown
Upcoming Lecture on Social and Economic Development, featuring Gordon Brown
Join the Foreign Policy Association, IDP Foundation, Inc., and the ECOSOC New York Office, for the IDP Foundation-Irene D. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture on Social and Economic Development. Taking place on April 19th from 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM at the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Chamber, the lecture will feature an address by Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education and former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Get more information and register here.

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Job Announcement
Job Announcement

Director of Development - Malala Fund. This position is an exciting and unique opportunity to build on a strong foundation and continue to expand an internationally recognized and respected organization during its early stages, making a lasting impact on Malala Fund for years to come. The ideal candidate is a visionary leader, a strategic thinker, has experience growing a development department, and is passionate about girls’ education. Full position description available here

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Malala becomes youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace
Malala becomes youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace
New York: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai has today become the UN's youngest-ever Messenger of Peace. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, spoke of Malala's "unwavering commitment to the rights of women, girls and all people," before formally bestowing the honour. Malala, accepted the award before sharing her continued pursuit for girls' education and empowerment. "The extremists tried all their best to stop me, they tried to kill me and they didn't succeed. Now this is a new life, this is a second life and it is for the purpose of education". 

 

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Brookings annual research and policy symposium focuses on skills for a changing world
Brookings annual research and policy symposium focuses on skills for a changing world
April 5th - The Brookings Center for Universal Education hosts its annual research and policy symposium on the global movement toward recognizing breadth of skills within education systems, as detailed in this report. Watch live here and share your thoughts on twitter using the hashtag #BreadthofSkills.  Read More >
Japan Adopts Anti-Bullying Policy to Protect LGBT Students
Japan Adopts Anti-Bullying Policy to Protect LGBT Students
Japan has committed in policy for the first time, the protection of sexual and gender minority students. The revised national bullying prevention policy sends a strong message throughout the region on the need to consider and protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights in and around school environments.  Read More >
UNGEI and GPE begin roll out of Gender Responsive Education Sector Planning Workshops
UNGEI and GPE begin roll out of Gender Responsive Education Sector Planning Workshops
Representatives from education, health and gender-focused ministries, development partners, and civil society organizations, gathered in Dar Es Salaam this week to pilot the use of the GPE/UNGEI Guidance for developing gender-responsive education sector plans. The 40 participants from Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania Mainland, Uganda, Zambia and Zanzibar, had the first opportunity to use the guidance, which offers a step-by-step approach to help introduce gender dimensions in sector plans. The Government of Tanzania, GPE, UNGEI, Plan International, and UNICEF co-convened this workshop for Eastern and Southern Africa, with funding support from GPE and Dubai Cares.

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World Bank Group Announces Record $57 Billion for Sub-Saharan Africa
World Bank Group Announces Record $57 Billion for Sub-Saharan Africa
Following a recent meeting with G20 finance ministers and central bank governors, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced on the 27th of March, a record $57 billion in financing for Sub-Saharan African countries over the next three fiscal years. Kim then left on a trip to Rwanda and Tanzania to emphasize the Bank Group’s support for the entire region. Read More >
Japan increases contribution to the Global Partnership for Education
Japan increases contribution to the Global Partnership for Education
Japan has made an additional contribution of US$740,000 to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) in support of emergency education for displaced children in Chad. This is in addition to US$1.2 million already contributed by Japan to the GPE Fund in 2017. Read More >
CSW2017 Audio highlights -
CSW2017 Audio highlights - 'Every Woman Every Child Everywhere: Integrated education and health services in humanitarian situations
The Permanent Missions of the United Arab Emirates and Norway to the United Nations, in partnership with Every Woman Every Child, convened the fourth panel in the Every Woman Every Child Everywhere panel series, on the margins of the sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61), 16th March, 2017. Opening remarks were provided by H.E. Ms. Laila Bokhari, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway and H.E. Dr. Mouza Hassan AlShehhi, Representative for the Women’s Empowerment File, General Women’s Union, United Arab Emirates. Panelists presented on behalf of the World Health Organisation, United Nations Girls' Education Initiative, Save the Children International, UNICEF.  An audio track of event key highlights can be found here on soundcloud. 

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School Health and Nutrition Webinar Series
School Health and Nutrition Webinar Series
The School Health and Nutrition webinar series presents a special webinar on the global guidance for prevention and response. This webinar explores tools and approaches for preventing, measuring, monitoring and responding to school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), based on evidence and country experiences. The webinar features Jenelle Babb - UNESCO, Julie Hanson Swanson - USAID, Hassan Muluusi - Raising Voices, Uganda. 

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UNGEI and GPE launch
UNGEI and GPE launch 'Guidance for Developing Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plans’
In celebration of International Women’s Day 2017, the Global Partnership for Education and the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative are proud to launch the ‘Guidance for Developing Gender-Responsive Education Sector Plans’. A key step toward closing the gender gap in education globally, the ‘Guidance’ sets out to not only enrich the existing process by putting the spotlight on gender issues through a consistent use of a gender equality lens, but to identify additional tools, resources and information to support planners and practitioners in systematically undertaking gender analysis and developing gender-responsive strategies during the Education Sector Planning process.  Read More >
UNGEI to host high level CSW side event -
UNGEI to host high level CSW side event - 'Teachers, Schools and Decent Work: The Imperative to End SRGBV'
UNGEI, the Government of Norway and Education International are proud to host 'Teachers, Schools and Decent Work: The imperative to end School-Related Gender-Based Violence' - a Commission on the Status of Women high level side event. Join us, March 14th at 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM at Unicef House in New York to hear and share a range of perspectives, from the UN, member states, CSOs and education unions on key questions related to the challenges and opportunities associated with achieving gender equality in education. The panel and discussions will cut across safety, security and the rights for women and girls.

To register your attendance sign up here. Stay posted to the event website to access up to date information on speakers and the finalised agenda.

 

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Join UNGEI and the Global Working Group to end SRGBV at CIES 2017
Join UNGEI and the Global Working Group to end SRGBV at CIES 2017
The Global Working Group to end School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV) and UNGEI will be participating and presenting at various sessions at the Comparative and International Education Society’s annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 6 to March 9. To attend one of our sessions, click the link below to find out more.

 

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UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy -  Case studies call for proposals
UNESCO-Pearson Initiative for Literacy - Case studies call for proposals
UNESCO, in partnership with Pearson, is seeking innovative and existing digital solutions to help include low-skilled, low-literate youth and adults in the information society and improve their livelihoods. If selected, your live digital solution will be profiled as a case study in the Initiative for Literacy: Improved Livelihoods in a Digital World in 2017. The cases will benefit from high visibility on the UNESCO website, form part of project presentations at international conferences and inform the future work of UNESCO. Read about the eligibility criteria and apply now. Deadline for application is midnight 26 February 2017.  Read More >
Pearson extends partnership with Camfed for girls’  education in Africa
Pearson extends partnership with Camfed for girls’ education in Africa
Today Camfed’s CEO, Lucy Lake, and Camfed Zimbabwe’s Women Empowerment Manager, Sinikiwe Makove, join Pearson’s Chief Corporate Affairs and Global Marketing Officer, Kate James, at a special launch event with staff and partners, celebrating the scale up of our joint commitment to improving the prospects for girls and young women in rural Africa.  Read More >
Dissemination of the Global Guidance on School-Related Gender-Based Violence
Dissemination of the Global Guidance on School-Related Gender-Based Violence
On behalf of the Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV), USAID would like to invite you to a dissemination event for the recently launched publication, Global Guidance on School-Related Gender-Based Violence. Taking place on Wednesday, February 22, from 9:00-11:00 a.m at the Africa Bureau Institutional and Technical Support Services, Washington D.C. Speakers include Nora Fyles Head of United Nations Girls' Education Initiative, Julie Hanson Swanson of USAID, Lauren Edwards of RTI International and Natko Geres of Promundo-US. Remote dial-in will be also available for this meeting.  Read More >
Switzerland increases contribution to the Global Partnership for Education
Switzerland increases contribution to the Global Partnership for Education
The Global Partnership for Education has announced that Switzerland has increased its 2016 contribution to the GPE from US$6.4 million (CHF 6.5 million) to US$9.9 million (CHF10 million) recognizing GPE as a priority organization for Switzerland’s international cooperation.  Read More >
Webinars announced for the Global Guidance on Addressing SRGBV
Webinars announced for the Global Guidance on Addressing SRGBV
The Global Guidance webinars  launching 15th February, will explore tools and approaches for preventing, measuring, monitoring and responding to school-related gender-based violence (SRGBV), based on evidence and country experiences. Stay posted to the UNGEI website for further details on upcoming Global Guidance webinars.


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REAL Centre Seminar Series - upcoming events
REAL Centre Seminar Series - upcoming events
Cambridge University's Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre continues its seminar series this month. Don't miss Camfed CEO Lucy Lake on the 21st of February sharing Camfed's experience in positioning data to inform programming. For more information on the seminar series click hereRead More >
Education in the spotlight at Global Citizen and Global Partnership for Education event
Education in the spotlight at Global Citizen and Global Partnership for Education event
Education will be in the spotlight as Julia Gillard, Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education and the former Prime Minister of Australia, will be in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. International advocacy organization Global Citizen, in partnership with GPE, announce that Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric will perform an intimate acoustic set at a cocktail reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa. Gillard will be in Ottawa during International Development Week and will speak with Members of Parliament at the event to encourage Canada’s on-going support for global education funding. Over 70 MPs are scheduled to attend. With Canada in the midst of an international assistance review, Gillard's visit is a timely reminder that education is key to empowering women and girls and supporting children in countries considered fragile or affected by conflict to end poverty.

 

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Join UNGEI and Wikigender, for a #GenderBiasChat
Join UNGEI and Wikigender, for a #GenderBiasChat
We invite you to join the discussion on the @Wikigender platform from 16-20 January 2017: http://bit.ly/genderbiaschat. Join the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI), UNESCO and Wikigender for an online discussion on the theme: Addressing gender stereotypes in the classroom: how to achieve a conducive environment for adolescent girls’ learning?. Along with UNGEI, partners in the online discussion include the Council of Europe, the Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE) and the Global Partnership for Education. The conversation will be centred on new evidence and key findings from UNESCO’s 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report, Gender Review, and Policy Paper on “Textbooks pave the way to sustainable development”.  Read More >
International Centre for Research on Women releases recommendations for new UNSG
International Centre for Research on Women releases recommendations for new UNSG
Today, ICRW released a set of recommendations for the new United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, which together form a concrete agenda for action for the new Secretary-General to actively champion women’s rights with world leaders and within the United Nations system. These recommendations present a set of actions that could be taken by the new Secretary-General in his first hundred days to advance this vision and in response to the widespread and unprecedented calls for female and feminist leadership of the United Nations. The recommendations were developed in collaboration with a number of leading feminist activists, philanthropists, UN insiders and former UN officials.  Read More >
International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action
International Symposium on School Violence and Bullying: From Evidence to Action
Taking place from the 17 - 19 January 2017 in Seoul Korea, this event is co-organized by UNESCO and the Institute of School Violence Prevention at Ewha Womans University, with the financial support of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea through the National Research Foundation of Korea Grant. The Symposium aims to deliver safe and non-violent learning environments and contribute to the achievement of Education 2030.  Read More >
New data from Save the Children reveals an alarming education crisis in Afghanistan
New data from Save the Children reveals an alarming education crisis in Afghanistan
Save the Children reports that nearly half of returnee children are out of school while mass return mounts pressure on health services, food and water supplies. 

New data from Save the Children reveals an alarming education crisis in Afghanistan, as 3,000 Afghans are repatriated daily from Pakistan, following a tightening in regulations by Pakistani authorities.

More than 70 percent of returnee parents and community leaders who took part in an education survey compiled by the aid organisation said early marriage and child labour were major risks faced by repatriated children currently not in school. 

 

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Presentation of the UNESCO/UN Women Global Guidance on SRGBV
Presentation of the UNESCO/UN Women Global Guidance on SRGBV
Don't miss the Global Guidance on School-Related Gender-Based Violence presentation and panel discussion, 10am - 12pm EST 8th December, Conference Room 6, UN Headquarters, New York. The panel discussion will focus on the Global Guidance on School-Related Gender-Based Violence, and will explore the various features of the guidance tool and its applications. Unable to attend in person, join the live stream here.  Read More >
Launch of 16 Days of Activism to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence
Launch of 16 Days of Activism to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence
Kicking off its 25th year from 25 November – 10 December, the 16 Days of Activism to Against Gender Based Violence Campaign this year focuses on the theme, “From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All.”

The Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence, (SRGBV), a coalition of 40 agencies working to end SRGBV, are therefore pleased to join the 16 Days campaign and to raise awareness on SRGBV and the urgency with which we must address it.

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The 'boys are better at math' mindset creates gender gap in sciences
We know how important it is to get more girls interested in STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- to not only provide them with innovative and well-paying career opportunities in a highly competitive world, but to also bring diversity to those fields. While women took home 57% of bachelor's degrees in all fields in 2013, women earned just 43% of the degrees in math and just 19% and 18% of the degrees in engineering and computer science respectively, according to the National Girls Collaborative Project.
One big reason why more women aren't lining up to enter STEM fields and become engineers and scientists is math, said Jo Boaler, a professor of mathematics education at Stanford.  Read More >
Gender Equality: a core component of multilingual education
Gender Equality: a core component of multilingual education
On the occasion of the 5th International Conference on Language and Education: Sustainable Development through Multilingual Education (19-21 October 2016, Bangkok), the East Asia and Pacific (EAP) UNGEI network facilitated a special session to explore the complex intersectionality of gender, early childhood education, and multilingual education (MLE). The session explored the role of gender roles, construction of gender norms and societal beliefs about gender, in Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE).  Read More >
Numeracy webinar: MobyMax - An online primary school curriculum
Numeracy webinar: MobyMax - An online primary school curriculum

This webinar will explain how MobyMax's program has been adapted and utilized by students in a low-resourced school and an after-school tutoring program for vulnerable youth in Botswana. MobyMax is an online primary school curriculum which covers all lessons, assessments and practice work for Kindergarten to 8th grade students. Click here to start or join the online meeting.

 

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UK urged to continue funding global education initiatives
UK urged to continue funding global education initiatives
The UK has been urged to continue to tackle the crises in global education through international forums and institutions like the G7 and the World Bank, an approach the country’s current aid chief has hinted could be reconsidered.  Read More >
Pioneer Country Initiative launches in Uganda
Pioneer Country Initiative launches in Uganda
As part of a Pioneer Country Initiative, President Museveni will be encouraged to make education a domestic policy priority, enact reforms for greater effectiveness and efficiency, and increase domestic financing. In return for these commitments, the Education Commission will work to bridge partnerships with the international community to marshal additional financial and technical support. Countries electing to participate in this effort will be prioritized for consideration for any new investment mechanisms or innovations. 

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Syria: UN education envoy urges International Criminal Court probe into Idlib school attack
Syria: UN education envoy urges International Criminal Court probe into Idlib school attack
Press Release: Statement from Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education. Speaking to the United Nations Correspondents on 27 October 2016, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown said: “With the latest descent into barbarism – with at least 20, and probably upwards of 30, pupils and teachers dead after a succession of strikes on a school complex in Haas in the Western Syrian province of Idlib – the worst assault on school children among 98 separate attacks on Syrian schools in the last two years – I am calling on the Security Council to immediately agree that the International Criminal Court prosecutor conduct an investigation into what I believe is a war crime – with the intention that, if proven, the perpetrators will be hunted down and the case against them prosecuted before the International Criminal Court. Read More >
Girls Education Challenge - New Funding Window
Girls Education Challenge - New Funding Window
The Girls' Education Challenge are looking for organisations who can develop new and innovative solutions, or scale up successful existing interventions, to deliver quality education and skills to the hardest to reach girls in order to improve their overall life chances. Applications from individual organisations, or consortia, representing the non-profit and private sectors are welcomed. The Girls' Education Challenge invites applicants to outline their proposed intervention, its planned duration and expected costs in a high-level Concept Note. The deadline for submitting concept notes will be 27 December 2016.   Read More >
Echidna Global Scholars Program - Deadline Extended
Echidna Global Scholars Program - Deadline Extended
The Center for Universal Education at Brookings has extended the deadline for submissions to the 2017 Echidna Global Scholars Program, and will now receive applications until November 14, 2016. Echidna Global Scholars spend nearly five months at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to pursue research on global education issues with an emphasis on girls’ education.  Read More >
Webinar on the Guide for Promoting Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials
Webinar on the Guide for Promoting Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials
Webinar on the Guide for Promoting Gender Equality and Inclusiveness in Teaching and Learning Materials. Date: Thursday, October 27, 8:00 am – 11:00 am EDT

The USAID Africa Bureau is committed to gender equality and inclusiveness in education. To that end, the Education Division (AFR/SD/ED) commissioned the development of a guide to help policy makers and education specialists incorporate gender equality and inclusiveness in teaching and learning materials.

Please register for the webinar at this link: Register Here.

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Financing the future of education: an interview with Alice Albright
Financing the future of education: an interview with Alice Albright
In a recent interview with UNESCO, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnership for Education, Alice Albright, talks about key funding challenges at the start of the Europe and North America Regional Consultation meeting on SDG4-Education 2030 held at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters from 24-25 October, 2016. Read More >
World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016: Rethinking Education for the New Millennium
World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016: Rethinking Education for the New Millennium
World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016: Rethinking Education for the New Millennium. November 14-15, 2016. Preston Auditorium, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC.  Youth are the main consumers and participants in education. Despite intimate knowledge of the successes and failures of modern education, youth rarely become architects, shapers, or producers of a system that is built on their behalf. The World Bank Group (WBG) Youth Summit 2016 will seek to bridge that gap, giving youth an active voice in creating the vision for the future of education.

Sign up to the mailing listing for the latest information the WBG Youth Summit here. 

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Webinar Video Now Available: UNGEI hosted GRSP webinar for IIEP UNESCO
Webinar Video Now Available: UNGEI hosted GRSP webinar for IIEP UNESCO
On October 18, UNGEI and the Global Partnership for Education were pleased to present a webinar on 'Gender-Responsive Education Sector Planning', for the IIEP UNESCO #GenderWebinars series. If you missed the webinar, you can still view the online presentation by Nora Fyles, Head of UNGEI Secretariat - just click the link below to view.  Read More >
Media Release: Statement by UN Education Envoy Gordon Brown
Media Release: Statement by UN Education Envoy Gordon Brown
Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, now United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, has campaigned for the release of the Chibok girls in Nigeria. He said today: “The release of 21 kidnapped Chibok girls is a huge relief but still raises the question: Where are the other 200 girls and what has happened to them?

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Virtual Conversation - October 13
Virtual Conversation - October 13
On Thursday, 13 October, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT Women Deliver will join UNESCO, Malala Fund, and two Women Deliver Young Leaders to discuss solutions to help out-of-school girls.The focus of International Day of the Girl Child this year is a greater push for more gender data. This includes data for things like like: why girls stop going to school, the unpaid work girls and women do, and even why women stop using contraception. But who is being left out of this crucial conversation? Out-of-school girls.  

Visit the Women Deliver website to join the virtual conversation. 

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Policy Brief now available
Policy Brief now available 'Girls’ Learning and Empowerment – The Role of School Environments'
UNGEI and ODI have teamed up to develop a rigorous review on the impact of school environments on girls’ learning outcomes. Our ‘Girls’ Learning and Empowerment – The Role of School Environments’ rigorous review report finds that, despite major increases in girls’ access to education and improvement in girls’ learning outcomes over the past decade, gender inequalities persist, and are particularly stark in many low-income countries. Given the developmental benefits of education – for individual girls, their families and communities, and wider society – these inequalities represent significant lost opportunities.  Read the Key findings here in the Policy Brief 'Girls’ Learning and Empowerment – The Role of School Environments’. Read More >
UNESCO UIS SDG4 Webinar Series recordings now available online
UNESCO UIS SDG4 Webinar Series recordings now available online
Throughout September UNESCO Institute of Statistics hosted a webinar series to highlight the technical and political initiatives underway to implement the new SDG education indicator framework. Special focus was given to areas that are difficult to measure, such as education quality, learning, equity and inclusion.

For links to each webinar recording, click here.

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MenCare webinar on sharing caregiving and stopping corporal punishment
MenCare webinar on sharing caregiving and stopping corporal punishment
MenCare is pleased to host a webinar 'Sharing Caregiving and Stopping Corporal Punishment'. The webinar will take place on October 14th and will discuss evidence about the harmful effects of corporal punishment, strategies to prevent violence, and global progress on legal reform to eliminate corporal punishment. 

Confirm your attendance by RSVPing here.

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5th Annual Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Management in WASH in Schools Conference
5th Annual Virtual Menstrual Hygiene Management in WASH in Schools Conference
Taking place on the 25th of October, the 5th Virtual Conference on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) in WASH in Schools (WinS) Conference will focus on the voices of girls’ captured globally to guide action and political commitments. Participants can attend online from anywhere. Tune in to see presentations from around the world, and participate in real time through comments and questions. 

 

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The Echidna Global Scholars Program is now accepting applications
The Echidna Global Scholars Program is now accepting applications
The Center for Universal Education at Brookings is now accepting applications for the 2017 Echidna Global Scholars Program. Echidna Global Scholars spend nearly five months at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. to pursue research on global education issues with an emphasis on girls’ education.The deadline to apply is October 31, 2016.
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The Gender Review of the 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report Launched in Paris
The Gender Review of the 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report Launched in Paris
Paris, 3 October - The much awaited Global Education Monitoring Report Gender Review has been launched in Paris on Monday. The Gender Review of the 2016 Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM Report) recognizes and largely focuses on the challenges facing girls and women because of the disproportionate overall disadvantage they continue to experience in and beyond education. But it also understands that gender disadvantage can be experienced by boys and men, and that gender equality involves males, relationships and power.

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UNGEI’s Response to Education Commission Report ‘The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World’
UNGEI’s Response to Education Commission Report ‘The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World’
During the 71ST Session of the UN General Assembly, the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity launched the much awaited, ‘The Learning Generation: Investing in Education for a Changing World’ report. UNGEI endorses the report which introduces an ambitious Financing Compact to be realized through four education transformations: performance, innovation, inclusion and finance. The financing component calls for an unprecedented increase in global education investment from 1.3 trillion dollars to 3 trillion dollars expenditure per capita in order to meet SDG4 by 2030.  Read More >
Job Announcement: 2 x Positions UNESCO
Job Announcement: 2 x Positions UNESCO
Two posts supporting the implementation of the Joint Programme on Empowering Adolescent Girls and Young Women through Education have been posted on the UNESCO HRM website: one for a Project Advisor post and one Liaison Officer post.

 

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GEM Report 2016 Released:
GEM Report 2016 Released: 'Education for people and planet: Creating sustainable futures for all'
Launched 6th September, the new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, shows the potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs).

Click here to download the full report, for more information follow the link below.

 

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SURVEY: Gender-based violence in learning spaces for refugee and displaced children and adolescents
SURVEY: Gender-based violence in learning spaces for refugee and displaced children and adolescents
The Global Working Group to End School-Related Gender-Based Violence (SRGBV), is conducting a survey in order to gather information about responses and common approaches to addressing gender-based violence in and around learning spaces for refugee and displaced children and adolescents.

To take the survey click here or follow the link below for more survey language options.

 

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UNGEI, ODI and partners release Good Practice Fund project findings
UNGEI, ODI and partners release Good Practice Fund project findings
From 2014 -2016 the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), in partnership with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), launched the UNGEI Fund for Documentation of Good Practice in Girls’ Education and Gender Equality. The result of this two-year project was the generation of a rich pool of evidence and materials – including case studies, synthesis report and a documentation guidance note.

Find out more by following the link below or visit the website here at www.goodpracticefund.org 

 

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SDG 4 Data Webinar Series
SDG 4 Data Webinar Series
Throughout September, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics is organizing a webinar series to highlight the technical and political initiatives underway to implement the new SDG education indicator framework. Special focus will be given to the areas that are difficult to measure, such as education quality, learning, equity and inclusion.

For more information on individual sessions and registration click the link below.

 

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Is There A Magic Bullet For Achieving Quality Education For All? Launch Of New Education Review At WWGS 2016
Is There A Magic Bullet For Achieving Quality Education For All? Launch Of New Education Review At WWGS 2016
On the 27th September 2016, 3ie (International Initiative for Impact Evaluation) will host a public lecture at the What Works Global Summit. This session will mark the international launch of the policymaker-friendly summary report of the comprehensive systematic review of education interventions examined by 3ie. Included will be a presentation of findings, panel discussion, and speakers from the field of education. Read More >
UNICEF makes urgent call for education and protection as refugee situation in Greece rapidly deteriorates
UNICEF makes urgent call for education and protection as refugee situation in Greece rapidly deteriorates

Children make up nearly 40 per cent of the current stranded refugee population in Greece. Recent reports reveal sexual abuse, violence, and neglect - an indication of unsuitable living conditions and weakened child protection mechanisms. Despite the continued efforts of the Government and partners, the need for temporary accommodation, child protection services and schooling remain acute.

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Publisher Taylor and Francis support global goals by opening journal access
Publisher Taylor and Francis support global goals by opening journal access
Taylor and Francis Group have put together a dedicated research collection, to spread awareness and support the UN's global goals. Enjoy free access to included articles throughout 2016.

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Education Commission Report Launch
Education Commission Report Launch
Registration has opened for  the launch of The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity report and agenda for action. The launch is to take place on Sunday September 18, 2016.  Read More >
Video: A Syrian teenager in Istanbul takes refuge in her studies
Video: A Syrian teenager in Istanbul takes refuge in her studies
From the Fuller Project for International Reporting. Raghad Madakhane and her family fled Damascus after police stormed their home and arrested their father in 2012. Now in Turkey, her parents work day and night to pay for her tuition. Raghad attends a private school for Syrian refugees. She hopes one day to be a doctor and return to Syria to rebuild her country.  Read More >
Video:
Video: 'Getting Education Data Right'
This video explains how the UNESCO Institute for Statistics is producing globally-comparable education data for the monitoring and implementation of SDG4 and the Education 2030 agenda. Read More >
Upcoming Conference:
Upcoming Conference: 'Adolescence, Youth and Gender: Building Knowledge for Change'
This two-day international conference hosted by the University of Oxford, will promote dialogue and critical reflection on the latest evidence, paradigms, concepts and approaches to adolescents, youth and gender in international development and consider the implications for policy and programming.  To attend the conference or learn more, click here.  Read More >
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UNGEI's Social Media Digital Dispatch: Global Education and Gender Equality, July 2016
UNGEI's social media round-up will keep you informed on all things education and gender equality. Powered by Storify, our July dispatch brings you the latest social media activity from the GirlUp Leadership Summit 2016, the High Level Political Forum on Sustainability and the #EmergencyLessons campaign. 

Don't forget to subscribe to UNGEI's monthly newsletter update here - where you can access our social media round-up, plus resources and dates for upcoming sector events.  

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African educators step up fight to eradicate school-related gender-based violence
African educators step up fight to eradicate school-related gender-based violence
UNGEI in partnership with Education International launch “Education Unions take action to end School-Related Gender-Based Violence” initiative with seven unions of Eastern and Southern Africa in Nairobi. Read More >
Giving Girls a Second Chance at Education
Giving Girls a Second Chance at Education

 A fast-track learning program in India, which compresses several years of primary school curriculum into nine months, is now being scaled up to help 3 million girls attend school. 

 

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#WhatIReallyReallyWant Global Goals Campaign Goes Viral
#WhatIReallyReallyWant Global Goals Campaign Goes Viral
Project Everyone, with partners from across the world, have convened the first Global Goals campaign to fight for Goals which are famous, financed and focused on girls and women. On the 20th anniversary of the release of the Spice Girls’ Wannabe video, the campaign marked twenty years of Girl Power with an updated version “#WhatIReallyReallyWant”. 


The film reflects the voices of girls and women all over the world telling world leaders what Goals they ‘really really want’ to be achieved to help improve their lives.

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UNESCO launches brand new podcast dedicated to education news
UNESCO launches brand new podcast dedicated to education news
UNESCO has launched the first edition of its new monthly Education Podcast. Produced by the Education Sector, it contains news, updates and highlights on the organization’s key education activities and projects. The podcast also features interviews with education specialists.  Read More >
Globally, periods are causing girls to be absent from school
Globally, periods are causing girls to be absent from school
One in ten girls in Sub-Saharan Africa misses school during their menstrual cycle, with young girls missing up to twenty percent of school days in a year.   Read More >
Nobel Winner Malala Visits World
Nobel Winner Malala Visits World's Largest Refugee Camp

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai visited the world's largest refugee camp on her 19th birthday Tuesday and voiced concern that Kenya's plans to close it could create "a generation lost." 

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