World poverty could be cut in half if all adults completed secondary education
Paris, 21 June—A new UNESCO policy paper shows that the global poverty rate could be more than halved if all adults completed secondary school. Yet, new data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) show persistently high out-of-school rates in many countries, making it likely that completion levels in education will remain well below that target for generations to come.
AMMAN, 20 June 2017 - “No one wants to flee their home,” says Ishmael Beah, author and UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War, following a recent visit to Jordan, where he met with children and young people uprooted by years of conflict in neighbouring Syria.
Beah knows that first hand. Nearly twenty years ago, he fled fighting in Freetown, Sierra Leone, as rebels closed in on the capital threatening the then 17-year-old with being dragged back into a brutal conflict. Just months earlier, he had with UNICEF’s help been demobilized as a child soldier.
Bern, 21.06.2017 - At its meeting of 21 June 2017 the Federal Council decided to renew its overall contribution of CHF 22 million to UNICEF for 2017. UNICEF plays a decisive role in the promotion of children’s rights. It is especially active in protecting children in armed conflicts. UNICEF has played a major role in drastically reducing infant mortality.
In 2016, UNICEF procured $3.519 billion in supplies and services for children in 147 countries and areas. Partnerships, competition, and strategic procurement delivered price reductions for vaccines and other supplies, that saved $588.2 million for governments and donors.
Throughout 2016, UNICEF’s focus on creating healthy markets for life-saving commodities yielded results in health, education, protection and social inclusion for every child. Supply is also a strategic activity towards achieving economic and environmental sustainability.
Muzoon became an advocate for girls’ education after fleeing Syria in 2013
NEW YORK, 19 June 2017 – UNICEF announced today, on the eve of World Refugee Day, the appointment of Muzoon Almellehan, a 19-year-old education activist and Syrian refugee, as its newest – and youngest – Goodwill Ambassador. The appointment makes Muzoon the first person with official refugee status to become an Ambassador for UNICEF.
The Nigerian Defense Ministry official described how the authorities had built ditches around schools and installed security lighting and set up roadblocks to keep Boko Haram fighters from invading schools and carrying off students and teachers. She explained how the government has moved thousands of students in the most heavily-affected areas to safer areas to allow them to finish their studies free from fear and attack.
New Analysis from Leading Humanitarian, Development and Global Health Organizations Calculates the Devastating Human Costs of Cuts to Foreign Assistance
Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.
Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.
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European Refugee Crisis
The world is currently experiencing the highest levels of displacement on record. In Europe alone we are witnessing the largest refugee population since World War II.
Since 2015, ADRA has placed a priority on meeting the essential needs of refugee families and individuals in the European refugee crisis.
Why ADRA is Responding
Girls with disabilities in developing countries are effectively unseen and unheard and are often not benefiting from international efforts to improve access to education in developing countries.
Globally, 263 million children between the ages of 6 and 17 are out of school, 61 million of which are of primary school age (6-11 years)*. More than half of the total figure live in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia.
Of the 25 million children who will never start school, 15 million are girls*.
Over 3.2 million refugees Turkey continues to host the world’s largest refugee population. Predominantly out of camp More than 90 per cent of refugees in Turkey live outside of camps in urban and peri-urban areas. Mostly children and women 70 per cent of refugees in Turkey are children and women.
Working with Partners
Between January and April 2017, frequent movements of the refugee and migrant population continued to be a challenge for children's access to formal and non-formal education. The population in temporary accommodation sites dropped from 51% to 34%, and the population residing in hotels and apartments increased from 36% to 57%. Accordingly, attendance fructuated, and there was a lack of coordination to ensure the continuity of education activities for those who moved to new sites and apartment schemes.
Marking the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June, High Representative Federica Mogherini issued together with her fellow Commissioners responsible for development, humanitarian aid and crisis management, migration, justice and gender equality as well as employment and social affairs a joint statement reaffirming the EU's commitment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development's target to end child labour in all its forms by 2025.