COVID:19 Scale of education loss ‘nearly insurmountable’, warns UNICEF

More than 635 million students remain affected by full or partial school closures. On the International Day of Education and as the COVID-19 pandemic nears its two-year mark, UNICEF shares the latest available data on the impact of the pandemic on...

Schoolchildren worldwide have lost 1.8 trillion hours and counting of in-person learning due to COVID-19 lockdowns, says UNICEF


Around 2 in 3 children are still out of the classroom in Latin America and the Caribbean

Laura, 6, sits in a classroom on her first day back to in-person classes since the beginning of the COVID-19...

Schools still closed for nearly 77 million students 18 months into pandemic

Ágata Melo, 8, does school activities at her home in Vigia, in the northern Brazilian state of Pará, in the Amazon region.

Indonesia: After 18 months of school closures, children must safely resume face-to-face learning as soon as possible – UNICEF/WHO

urhikmah, 12, attends class at SDN (elementary school) 01 Setu in East Jakarta, Indonesia, on 6 September 2021. Nurhikmah...

UNESCO and WHO urge countries to make every school a health-promoting school

UNESCO and the World Health Organization on 22nd Jun. 2021 launched the Global Standards for Health-promoting Schools, a resource package for schools to improve the health and well-being of 1.9 billion school-aged children and adolescents. The closure...

UNESCO Forum Living Together on Earth: taking action to support biodiversity, 27 May

UNESCO will host an online forum, Living together on Earth, on 27 May (3.30 to 5.30 pm, Central European Time, 1.30 to 3.30 pm UTC) with a wide range of speakers who will explain how anyone can take action in favour of biological diversity and discuss...

New Grant to Improve Primary, Secondary Education in Afghanistan, Especially for Girls

The World Bank approved the allocation of an additional $25 million in financing from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to increase equitable access to primary and secondary education in Afghanistan, particularly for girls, on April 1. The...