Home » 11. – EDUCATION

11. – EDUCATION

GAZA / SCHOOL OPENING

UN schools in Gaza opened their doors to some 240,000 children after being used as shelters during the 50-day conflict.  The UN agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) is rolling out an innovative three-phase approach and 7,800 UNRWA teachers have been trained to offer new methods of teaching. UNRWA    

15 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / DISABLED PEACE

People with Disabilities in Mogadishu have appealed their fellow Somalis to bring to an end all acts of conflict, as a way to highlight their plight. According to the Somali Disability Empowerment Network (SODEN), there are 30,000 people living with disabilities in Mogadishu whoa re particularly vulnerable to the effects of war. UNSOM

13 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GA / MALALA MDGS

With Malala Yousafzai by his side, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today (18 Aug) marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the "MDGs."

18 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / MOZAMBIQUE YOUTH

 Secretary General Ban Ki-moon introduced his special guest, Raquelina Langa, a 10th grade student fromMozambique at the youth event taking place at headquarters this week. "Can a girl like me become a Secretary-General of the United Nations?" Ban quoted her as saying when they first met during his visit toMozambique last year to highlight the role [...]

16 Aug 2014 | Read More »

PAKISTAN / SCHOOL REFUGEE SHELTER

Over 1,000 schools have become temporary homes to people from North Waziristan displaced after the Pakistan Army launched a full-scale military operation to clear out militants based there. These buildings lack appropriate facilities and many families are living in cramped, crowded and unhygienic conditions. 19 August is World Humanitarian Day.  UNIC PAKISTAN

15 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FINAL EXAMS

Despite living through conflict, with classes cut short and school supplies thin, more than 100 students stepped into examination rooms throughoutSouth Sudan. This is their last year of secondary education and good results will ensure them a place at college or university level.  UNMISS

11 Jul 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON/ SYRIA REFUGEE EDUCATION

There are over 400 thousand Syrian children of school age inLebanon. UNHCR is providing funding so that schools there can run two teaching shifts in the day, allowing tens of thousands of Syrian children to resume their education. UNHCR

26 Jun 2014 | Read More »

NEPAL / SELENA GOMEZ

Actress, multi-platinum recording artist and UNICEF Ambassador Selena Gomez just returned from a visit toNepal, where she traveled to bring attention to children in need within the country and across the globe. U.S. FUND FOR UNICEF

29 May 2014 | Read More »

UN / OPEN DEFECATION

The United Nations have launched a new campaign today to end open defecation practice worldwide and improve access to toilets and latrines for the 2.5 billion people living without basic sanitation. UNIFEED-UNTV

28 May 2014 | Read More »

WHO / TOBACCO TAX

Ahead of the "World No Tobacco Day" (31 May), World Health Organization (WHO) called on countries to raise taxes on tobacco to encourage users to stop smoking and prevent other people from becoming addicted to tobacco. WHO

28 May 2014 | Read More »

 

September 2014
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930