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UNESCO supports African Union’s launch of continent-wide digital platform to monitor attacks on journalists

The launch will be presided by Cyril Ramaphosa Chairperson of the African Union and President of the Republic of South Africa

Today, African media stakeholders, will launch the first digital online platform aimed at improving the protection of journalists, address threats and violence against them, foster early warning mechanisms and enhance response capacity within the continent. The launch will be presided by Cyril Ramaphosa Chairperson of the African Union and President…

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Coronavirus: UNESCO hosts Global Education Meeting to set priorities for learning recovery and protect financing in the aftermath of the pandemic

Nearly sixty Ministers of Education from the five continents will take part in the exchanges

UNESCO is hosting a high-level virtual meeting aimed at revitalizing Global Education, Thursday, 22 October from 1 to 5 p.m. French time (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. universal time). UNESCO convened the meeting in partnership with the governments of Ghana, Norway and the United Kingdom, in order to secure commitments from global leaders for the…

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UNESCO convenes Global Education Meeting to set priorities for learning recovery and protect financing

COVID-19 pandemic has created the most severe disruption to global education systems in history, forcing more than 1.6 billion learners out of school at the height of the crisis

UNESCO, in partnership with the Governments of Ghana, Norway and the United Kingdom, are convening a virtual Global Education Meeting on 20 and 22 October. The meeting aims to secure commitments from leaders for the protection of education financing during the COVID-19 recovery, and produce consensus on priority actions for…

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UNESCO Director-General to highlight importance of schools and girls’ education during visits to Brazzaville and Kinshasa

More than 1.6 billion students around the world were suddenly deprived of schools during the COVID crisis

The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, will pay an official visit to the Republic of the Congo and to the Democratic Republic of the Congo on 14 and 15 October to reiterate the importance of returning to school with a focus on girls' education.  “The progress achieved in education—girls’ education…

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Coronavirus - Nigeria: Lives Resumed by Education - The Second-Chance Education for Women and Girls in Nigeria

The COVID-19 pandemic imposed a huge challenge on the continuity of women and girls’ education

Aqsa Dajani (alias for confidentiality) just finished listening to a radio session on literacy in her home compound at Yola South, Adamawa State of Nigeria; she is a beneficiary of the second-change education activity organized by the EU-UN Spotlight Initiative: Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls. The rape experience of…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO urges action to meet rampant $200 billion annual funding gap for education in poorest countries due to COVID-19

An estimated 11 million children of primary and secondary school age may not return to school

New research by the Global Education Monitoring Report at UNESCO shows an increase in the annual funding gap for education in the poorest countries to as much as US$200 billion a year. These findings are published in the new paper, Act Now: Reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the Cost of…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO and partners in education launch global campaign to keep girls in the picture

Over 11 million girls -- from pre-primary to tertiary education - may not return to school in 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the largest school closures and education disruption in history, with more than 1.5 billion students affected at the height of the crisis. Over 767 million of these students were girls. Now, another major challenge is looming. Over 11 million girls -- from pre-primary to tertiary…

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Coronavirus: UNESCO and the European Union join forces to ensure the flow of quality information in the Covid-19 crisis

The project funding of €2.5 million over a period of 12 months will be allocated primarily to Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Kenya, Mozambique, Senegal and Zimbabwe

UNESCO and the European Union are launching an awareness-raising project to strengthen the resilience of states in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. The project will help societies address the challenge of the lack of reliable information on the coronavirus. This lack of trustworthy information has far-reaching consequences not only…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO launches Global Skills Academy to boost employability of one million youth as recession looms

The Organization unveiled the project, Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond, on World Youth Skills Day, celebrated on 15 July

UNESCO is launching a Global Skills Academy aiming to equip one million young persons with employability and resilience skills and help them find jobs during the looming recession when youth employment prospects look bleak. The Organization unveiled the project, Skills for a Resilient Youth in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: UNESCO and UNHCR on improving refugee youth education in the post-Covid context, a roundtable debate

A mere 63% of refugee children attend primary school and only 24% continue their secondary education

UNESCO and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) are convening an online round table on Monday 13 July from 4 to 5.30 pm (2.00—3.30 pm, UTC) to examine ways to optimize schooling and learning for young refugees in the future post-epidemic context. The discussion will…