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New York : Aligning inclusive, quality education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was centre-stage on Friday, as the President of the UN General Assembly held a high-level interactive meeting for the International Day of Education. more
Quality education an ‘essential pillar’ of a better future, says UN chief

New York: Education is an “essential pillar” to achieving the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, UN chief António Guterres told an audience on Tuesday ...

Anti-Semitism ‘toxic to democracy’, UN expert warns, calling for better education

New York: To counter anti-Semitism, which is “toxic to democracy” and poses “a threat to all societies if left unaddressed”, countries must invest more in educatio ...

Rich economies not a promise of education equality, new report finds

New York,  High national wealth does not guarantee equal access to a quality education, a new report released on Tuesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) suggests.

‘It’s her turn,’ says UN agency, issuing global call to close critical gap in refugee girls’ education

New York, Mar 8 (JEN): By secondary-level education, refugee girls are only half as likely as their male peers to enrol in school – even though they make up half of the school-age r ...

Partnership key to ensuring all children can access education – senior UN officials

New York, Feb 3 (JEN): Stressing the importance of quality education for the future of young people and children, senior United Nations officials, including the head of its education agen ...

At high-level forum, UN stresses importance of education in building ‘culture of peace’

New York, Sept 8(Just Earth News): Education can promote ideals of non-violence, equality and mutual respect, United Nations officials said on Thursday at a high-level event on how to achiev ...

Millions could escape poverty by finishing secondary education, says UN cultural agency

New York, June 23 (JEN): While a new United Nations study shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school, data show high out-of-school ...

World needs 'soft power' of education, culture, sciences, to combat 'ancient hatreds'– UNESCO chief

New York, May 6(Just Earth News): 'Hard power' can no longer stop conflicts nor the rise of violent extremism and “ancient hatreds” such as antisemitism and racial discrimination, the he ...

UNESCO launches first-ever policy guide on Holocaust education and genocide prevention

New York, Apr 25(Just Earth News): The United Nations educational and cultural agency has launched a first-ever policy guide for education on the Holocaust and, more broadly, genocide and ma ...