School closures in West and Central Africa triple since 2017

UNICEF Child Alert warns that upsurge in attacks and threats of violence against schools, students and teachers have pushed more than 1.9 million children out of school

On 26 June 2019, children take part in an emergency attack simulation, as they practice sheltering and evacuation in the event of an armed attack, at the Yalgho Primary School in Dori, Burkina Faso.


‘We are facing a learning crisis’, UN chief warns on International Youth Day

Schools are “not equipping young people with the skills they need to navigate the technological revolution”, UN Secretary-General António Guterres warned, in a message released to mark the UN’s International Youth Day.


OSCE continues training seminars on enhancing communication between courts and media in Kazakhstan

Participants gather for a group exercise on using multimedia to reach a larger audience, Borovoye


The World Bank Allocates $200 Million to Boost Basic Education in Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank, on August 1, signed a $200 million financing agreement to improve teacher competency and student retention and learning in basic education (pre-primary through secondary school) in Rwanda.


Tanzania Needs to Urgently Invest in the Health and Education of its Youth – New World Bank Report

Tanzania needs to undertake important and urgent investments to accelerate progress in the health and education of its citizens, especially the youth, if the country is to improve its human capital for sustainable development, according to the latest Economic Update published by the World Bank.


First men on the moon ‘came in peace’ to UN Headquarters ‘for all mankind’

As the world remembers Saturday’s 50th anniversary of the “giant leap for mankind” made by all those involved in the pioneering Apollo 11 space programme, we take a look back at the visit made by astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, to UN Headquarters in New York, just a few weeks after their historic mission.

American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Col. Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. and Col. Michael Collins of Apollo 11, the first men to land on the moon, visited the United Nations where they attended a ceremony in their honour at the North Plaza of the United Nations General Assembly Building.


UN highlights importance of skills development on World Youth Skills Day

At UN Headquarters, and across the globe, events are taking place on July 15 to celebrate World Youth Skills Day – marked each year on 15 July – to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development.



With half of Somaliland children not in school, UNICEF and partners launch education access programme

Rampant unemployment in Somaliland has prompted thousands of young people to leave the territory every month.


World Bank, UNESCO Institute for Statistics Join Forces to Help Countries Measure Student Learning

The World Bank and UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS announced a new partnership to help countries strengthen their learning assessment systems, better monitor what students are learning in internationally-comparable ways and improve the breadth and quality of global data on education, on July 4.


New Grant Financing to Strengthen Secondary Education in Liberia

The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved an International Development Association (IDA) grant of $47 million equivalent for Improving Results in Secondary Education (IRISE) project for Liberia, on July 2.