11 months of war in Ukraine have disrupted education for more than five million children

The ongoing war in Ukraine has disrupted education for more than five million children, UNICEF warned on January 24, calling for increased international support to ensure children do not fall further behind. The impact of 11 months of conflict only...

Children from the poorest households benefit the least from national public education funding

Children from the poorest households benefit the least from national public education funding, UNICEF said in a new report released, on January 17, while calling for additional – and more equitable – investment to lift millions of children out of a...

COVID-19: Education risks becoming ‘greatest divider’

Now entering its third year, the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to hold back some 405 million school children worlwide from a full return to the classroom, according to a new report released on Wednesday by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

Colombia Will Receive US$ 750 Million for Equitable, Green Growth and US$ 80 Million to Strengthen Education

Promoting Colombia’s equitable, sustainable economic recovery and supporting government efforts to improve learning in the education sector are the main objectives of two loans approved today by the World Bank's Board of Directors.

Protect linguistic diversity on International Mother Language Day

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Students and participants of the Miyotl Learn an Indigenous Language project...

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...