Two-thirds of refugee children in Armenia enrolled in school, efforts must now focus on expanding access to education for all children

More than 21,000 school-aged children arrived in Armenia following an escalation of hostilities in their communities one month ago, 1 in 3 remain without access to education



India: World Bank Approves $255.5 Million to Improve Technical Education Benefitting 350,000 Students Each Year

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on June 23, approved a $255.5 million loan to help India improve the quality of its technical education and provide more career opportunities to students. Over the next five years, the project will support around 275 government-run technical institutions in selected states across the country, benefitting more than 350,000 students each year.


The World Bank Approves Funding to Help Niger Improve Its Education System

The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors on June 23 approved US$230 million in additional financing for the Niger Learning Improvement for Results in Education Project (LIRE), which aims to help the government of Niger improve access to education; quality of teaching and learning environments; and strengthen education planning and management in Niger.


Freedom of the press under attack worldwide

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File photo of UN Secretary-General António Guterres (on screen) holding a virtual press conference.


90 per cent of adolescent girls and young women in low-income countries are offline - UNICEF

On International Day of Girls in ICT, new analysis warns that girls* are being left behind in an increasingly connected world.



Conflict in eastern DRC is having a devastating impact on children’s education

Insecurity has disrupted the education of three-quarters of a million children in 2022 and early 2023, according to the latest UNICEF data.

The education of around 750,000 children has been disrupted in two most conflict-affected provinces in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).


World Bank Approves $900 Million to Support Critical Governance Reforms and Girls’ Learning and Empowerment in the Democratic Republic of Congo

As part of the World Bank’s deepened engagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Board of Directors approved yesterday a $500 million Development Policy Operation (DPO) in support of critical economic governance reforms, together with a $400 million Girls’ Learning and Empowerment project that will strengthen the quality and access to secondary schools in DRC, with a special focus on keeping adolescent girls in school. Both projects are financed by the International Development Association.


Fight slavery’s 'legacy of racism' through education: Guterres

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Webster, a hip-hop artist from Canada, speaks at an exhibition on runaway slaves at the Musée national des beaux-arts in Quebec.


Dreams in crisis: Children send world leaders postcards from the edge

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Young children in conflict-affected Bol, Chad study science at school.


Eight trends that will impact children in 2023

A series of interconnected crises are expected to have a huge impact on children in 2023. A report from the UN children’s agency (UNICEF), released on Tuesday, details the trends that will shape their lives over the next 12 months.

The war in Ukraine, has resulted in high food and energy prices, global hunger, and inflation - just one example of the way that crises, affecting millions around the world, including children, affect each other.