Development
Education
New York, Apr 22(Just Earth News): The increase in reading and writing proficiency among women is a result of the significant up tic in their enrolment and completion of primary education over the last five decades, even as overall funding for adult literacy has remained low, a recently-launched study by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has found. more
INTERVIEW: ‘Act now,’ or by 2130, millions could be graduating from schools without even basic education, warns UN envoy

New York, Apr 21(Just Earth News): The ground-breaking, United Nations-backed International Finance Facility for Education is vital to ensure that half of the world’s children don’t miss ...

UN global assessment on higher education reveals disturbing disparities

New York, Apr 20(Just Earth News): Noting the lack of sufficient institutions to cater to the growing demand for higher education as well as increasing disparities in its access, the United ...

INTERVIEW: Space technology can help create a better world – Simonetta Di Pippo, UN Office for Outer Space Affairs

New York, Jan 13 (Just Earth News): The heads of national space agencies, government officials and representatives from the space community worldwide are being challenged to get more women i ...

INTERVIEW: ‘Education has power to save lives,’ survivors say, ahead of first Tsunami Awareness Day

New York, Nov 5 (Just Earth News): Ahead of the inaugural World Tsunami Awareness Day on 5 November, two survivors of the most devastating tsunami in recent history – a Czech supermod ...

Nearly 69 million new teachers needed to achieve global education goals, UNESCO reports

New York, Oct 5(Just Earth News): On World Teacher's Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million ne ...

Iraq: UNICEF launches back-to-school campaign to help millions missing out on education

New York, Oct 1(Just Earth News): Iraq: UNICEF launches back-to-school campaign to help millions missing out on education Several weeks before of the start of the new school year, the United ...

UNESCO unveils video on comprehensive sexuality education for young people

New York, Sept 27 (Just Earth News): The United Nations cultural agency on Monday released a new video that outlines how comprehensive sexuality education helps young people develop the know ...

UN chief urges global support for plan to unlock biggest expansion of educational opportunity in history

New York, Sept 19 (Just Earth News): For too long, quality education has been accessible to the privileged few, but as people become more interdependent, quality education and lifelong learn ...

UNESCO study informs policymakers on benefits of adult learning and education

New York, Sept 8 (Just Earth News): Adult learning and education can improve health and well-being, employment opportunities and develop local communities, according to a new report from the ...