Development
Education
New York, Sept 8 (Just Earth News): On the eve of International Literacy Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on governments and their partners, including in the private sector, to join forces for universal literacy and build peaceful, just, inclusive and sustainable societies – a vision set out in the new global development agenda. more
UN-backed report finds urgent need for greater headway to achieve world education goals

New York, Sept 7 (Just Earth News): There is an urgent need for greater headway in education without which, on current trends, the world will be half a century late for achieving the educati ...

In 10 countries with highest out-of-school rates, 40 per cent of children are not accessing basic education

New York, Sept 1 (Just Earth News): As millions of children around the world prepare to return to school this month, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday highlighte ...

Inclusive education vital for all, including persons with disabilities – UN rights experts

New York, Sept 1 (Just Earth News): Inclusive education is central to achieving high quality education for all learners, including those with disabilities, and for the development of inclusi ...

Social media sites obstruct children’s moral development, say parents

London, July 15 (Just Earth News): More than half of UK parents think popular social media sites hamper their children’s moral development, according to a poll commissioned by researc ...

Nearly a quarter of the world’s school-age children live in crisis-hit countries – UNICEF

New York, May 5 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Almost one quarter of the world’s school-age children – 562 million – live in countries affected by humanitarian emergencies â ...

Education and reproductive health for girls key to sustainable development – UN

New York, Mar 12 (Just Earth News/IBNS):Investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development f ...

Twice as many girls as boys will never start school – UNESCO report

New York, Mar 3 (Just Earth News/IBNS): Almost 16 million girls between the ages six and 11 will never get the chance to learn to read or write in primary school compared to about eight mil ...

UN hails launch of 'Day of School Feeding' as vital to Africa's development efforts

New York, Mar 2 (Just Earth News/IBNS): The United Nations joined the African Union Tuesday in hailing African countries on the inaugural "Africa Day of School Feeding," as part of a key st ...

Flying through the Aurora's green fog

California, Feb 25 (IBNS) Expedition 46 flight engineer Tim Peake of the European Space Agency (ESA) shared a stunning image of a glowing aurora taken on Feb. 23 from the International Space ...