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We’re moving to a new site! Transitional learning spaces provide safe, resilient learning environments for children living in emergencies In Bangladesh, learning why children are out of school Press release: A staggering 27 million children are out of school in South Asia
 
We’re moving to a new site!

We’re moving to a new site!

NEW YORK, United States, 7 March 2014 – UNICEF has launched http://learningforpeace.unicef.org – a new website as part of the Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy (PBEA) programme. The website will be a one-stop shop for peacebuilders, educators and development professionals to access new reports, stories, podcasts, videos and the latest information in the field of education [...]

Transitional learning spaces provide safe, resilient learning environments for children living in emergencies

Transitional learning spaces provide safe, resilient learning environments for children living in emergencies

By Carlos Vasquez Architect, Child Friendly School Designer, UNICEF NEW YORK, USA, 7 February 2014 – As we publish the 2013 edition of the Compendium of Transitional Learning Spaces (TLS), over 2 million people have fled Syria since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, making this one of the largest refugee exoduses in recent [...]

In Bangladesh, learning why children are out of school

In Bangladesh, learning why children are out of school

By Matthieu Cretté This year – the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – UNICEF challenges the world to think differently about how to drive change for the world’s hardest to reach and most vulnerable children. UNICEF’s celebration of the CRC kicked off on 30 January with the release of [...]

Press release: A staggering 27 million children are out of school in South Asia

Press release: A staggering 27 million children are out of school in South Asia

Kathmandu, 28 January 2014 - A new study released today by UNICEF’s Regional Office for South Asia and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) finds that a staggering 27 million children between the ages 5-13 are out of school in four countries of South Asia. The “Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children – South Asia Regional [...]

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets young survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in visit to Philippines

UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets young survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in visit to Philippines

18 February 2014

By Thomas Nybo TACLOBAN, Philippines, 18 February 2014 – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham spent his Valentine’s Day visiting young survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. For two days, Mr. Beckham toured Tacloban and the surrounding areas, which were among the hardest hit when the powerful storm ripped through the central Philippines 98 days ago.

Including all children in quality learning – new report on Out-of-School Children

Including all children in quality learning – new report on Out-of-School Children

13 February 2014

To view the inforgraphics featured in this video, click here NEW YORK, 13 February 2014 – Despite high enrolment rates, many children in the region of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS), are missing out on education. According to the latest study published by the Out-of-School Children Initiative, 2.5 million [...]

Hassan’s story: “We all have dreams”

Hassan’s story: “We all have dreams”

05 February 2014

By Lynn Hamasni Although far from the fear and danger of the conflict back home, a Syrian boy faces many struggles living as a refugee in Lebanon. TAL AL ABIAD, Baalbek, Lebanon, 5 February 2014 – Hassan is 13 years old. He has never been to school. Hassan is lost between two countries. His father [...]

After floods in Gaza, critical supplies help children recover and return to school

After floods in Gaza, critical supplies help children recover and return to school

30 January 2014

By Sajy Elmughanni Following severe flooding in Gaza, UNICEF is supporting relief efforts for thousands of families who were driven from their homes and lost their possessions. GAZA, State of Palestine, 30 January 2014 – In December, powerful thunderstorms and four days of torrential rain hit Gaza. Hundreds of families were stranded in their homes, [...]

In the Philippines, children ring in the new school year

In the Philippines, children ring in the new school year

14 January 2014

By Diana Valcarcel The official reopening of schools is a positive step towards recovery in parts of the Philippines still struggling to cope with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan.

Secretary-General supports Children of Syria as No Lost Generation initiative launched

Secretary-General supports Children of Syria as No Lost Generation initiative launched

08 January 2014

NEW YORK, 8 January 2014 – The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon today added his support to a campaign led by UNICEF, UNHCR, Save the Children and UNICEF that calls for Champions for the Children of Syria as part of the new No Lost Generation strategy.

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