Archive | February, 2011

Philanthropic community to promote education for all

Credit: © The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute.

By Anna Azaryeva

NEW YORK, USA, 28 February 2011- This week the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) convenes a meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York entitled, “Partnering with the philanthropic community to promote education for all.”

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UNICEF dedicates ‘The State of the World’s Children 2011′ to adolescents

VIDEO: 24 February 2011 – UNICEF correspondent Priyanka Pruthi reports on UNICEF’s flagship publication, ‘The State of the World’s Children 2011,’ which is dedicated to investing in the development of adolescents to help break the cycles of poverty and inequity.

NEW YORK, USA, 24 February 2011 – Mohamed, 17, and Hassan, 16, stand in a queue in front of the International Organization for Migration in Haradh, Yemen. The two Ethiopian boys are among the thousands of migrants that have been stranded in the country since last year.

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Young people as agents of change

© UNICEF/NYHQ2011-0223/LeMoyne
On 1 February 2011 in Egypt, adolescent girls and young women demande political change, taking part in a mass public demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo.

By Anna Azaryeva

NEW YORK, USA, 25 February 2011 – This week UNICEF launches the State of the World’s Children Report. This year’s report entitled Adolescence. An Age of Opportunity focuses on the 1.2 billion young people around the world aged ten to nineteen. The vast majority of them live in developing countries and face a unique set of challenges and opportunities.

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Experts discuss the challenge of achieving universal, quality education

© World Economic Forum/2011/Flubacher
Universal, quality education was one of the challenges addressed at the 2011 annual meeting 2011 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

By Pi James

NEW YORK, USA, 3 February 2011 – At the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) held recently in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from business, politics, academia and other fields met to discuss solutions for pressing global challenges, including the challenge of achieving universal, quality education.

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e-Discussion on Education, 1 February-4 March

© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-2626/Roger LeMoyne
Haiti, 2010.

Join the online discussion on Education: Closing the Gap which will be held from 1 February to 4 March, organized by the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Development Group’s MDG-Net forum.

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