Category: Education

Security Council demands an end to attacks on schools worldwide

UNICEF/Christopher Morris Masha Khromchenko stands in the kindergarten classroom that took a direct hit from a shell in the Luhansk region, Ukraine. (23 September 2018)   The Security Council on Thursday demanded a halt to attacks on schools, together with students and teachers in conflict zones around the world, in a presidential statement coinciding with the first International Day to […]

The digital divide: lessons COVID-19 taught us about the digital exclusion of students from low socio-economic backgrounds

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, educators across the globe have been required to establish learning from home for school students, resulting in the rapid roll out of remote online learning. In light of this phenomenon, this article discusses the impact of remote online learning on Australia’s advancement of UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 […]

Teenage girls’ education, ‘an indispensable foundation’ for achieving development goals: Guterres

World Bank/Arne Hoel Students in computer programming class at Al Shami Girls Secondary School in the West Bank. Promoting education for adolescent girls is an “indispensable foundation for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals”,  Secretary-General António Guterres declared at the launch event of the Drive for 5 education initiative at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, hosted by the Irish […]

Coding in Namibia: UN supports young women’s computing career dreams

UN Namibia Namibian high school girls, who participated in the ‘African Girls Can Code’ programme, pay a visit to UN House in Windhoek to start their journey of putting their coding skills into action. Six young women from Namibia are on the path to a career in the field of information and communications technology (ICT), with the support of the UN […]

The drive for quality education worldwide, faces ‘mammoth challenges’

UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Young women return home after classes in the town of Bol in Chad. Aligning inclusive, quality education with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was centre-stage on Friday, as the President of the UN General Assembly held a high-level interactive meeting for the International Day of Education. “The education sector is wrestling with mammoth […]