Press freedom critical to countering COVID-19 ‘pandemic of misinformation’: UN chief

Journalists are key to countering the “dangerous outbreak of misinformation” accompanying the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General said on Monday during a virtual dialogue on promoting press freedom amid the global crisis.

COVID-19: Act now to avert ‘hunger catastrophe’ for millions missing out on school meals

With classrooms closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, two UN agencies are urging governments to act now to shore up the futures of the 370 million children worldwide who depend on school meals.

Startling disparities in digital learning emerge as COVID-19 spreads: UN education agency

With most of the world’s students now at home due to COVID-19, the pandemic is revealing startling divides in digitally-based distance learning, data from the UN education and cultural agency, UNESCO, and partners has revealed.

UNICEF and Microsoft launch global learning platform to help address COVID-19 education crisis

A girl holds up a phone displaying an online learning platform providing a range of audio-visual material to help students...

Children at increased risk of harm online during global COVID-19 pandemic

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In Beijing, China, 11th grader Xiaoyu studies at home while her mother also works remotely

IPA, WHO and UNICEF launch Read the World on International Children’s Book Day to support children and young people in isolation

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World Bank Supports Georgia’s Human Capital by Helping Enhance the Quality of Education

The Government of Georgia and the World Bank launched on March 5,2020 the Innovation, Inclusion and Quality (I2Q) project at an event held at the Ceremonial Palace of Georgia. The $102.7 million project aims to support investment in human capital...

Myanmar: New Project Aims to Improve Education Quality and Access Across Country

A project to improve access to, and quality of, basic education nationwide in Myanmar was approved by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, on March 3. The project, financed by a US$100 million credit from the International Development...