This paper, jointly released by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Global Education Monitoring Report in advance of the World Humanitarian Summit, shows that the education rights of forcibly displaced populations are being neglected on a large scale. It calls for countries and their humanitarian and development partners to urgently ensure that internally displaced, asylum seeking and refugee children and youth are included in national education plans, and collect better data to monitor their situation.
This report offers a roadmap for better measurement. It is the first in a new series of publications that reflects the mandate of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) to produce comparable education indicators cross-nationally and to work with partners to develop new indicators, statistical approaches and monitoring tools to better assess progress towards education targets.
Policy Paper: 'Leaving no one behind: How far on the way to universal primary and secondary education?'
This paper, jointly released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, illustrates the magnitude of this challenge. Globally, 263 million children, adolescents and youth between the ages of 6 and 17 are currently out of school, according to a new set of UIS indicators.