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22 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

21 de mayo, 2015 — El enviado especial de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación Mundial, Gordon Brown, urgió este jueves a la comunidad internacional a crear un fondo humanitario para la educación en situaciones de emergencia desatadas por desastres naturales, violencia o crisis políticas.

En conferencia de prensa en la sede de la ONU en Nueva York, el ex primer ministro británico destacó que hay 57 millones de niños en el mundo que no van a la escuela. La mitad de ellos se encuentra en Nigeria, Pakistán, Yemen, Sudán del Sur, India, Afganistán y Haití, entre otros países.

21 May 2015 description
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Gordon Brown explains the importance of providing education for young people in crisis situations. Credit: UN News Centre

21 May 2015 – The United Nations education envoy told journalists in New York today that “shocking figures” relating to the position of children in emergency situations underlined the need for a new humanitarian fund to ensure the education of millions of children.

21 May 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

INCHEON, Republic of Korea, 21 May 2015 – A transformative vision for education over the next 15 years has been adopted at the World Education Forum, which concluded today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Incheon Declaration was welcomed by the global education community, including government ministers from more than 100 countries, non-governmental organizations and youth groups. It encourages countries to provide inclusive, equitable, quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all.

21 May 2015 description
report Education Cluster

The annual work plan describes in detail what outputs the Education Cluster (EC) aims to deliver to fulfil its role in the coming 12 months, and gives an outline of the likely outputs for the 12 months thereafter. The work plan serves as a written record of discussions and agreements between the main actors1 involved in the delivery of the outputs; specifying how the outputs will be achieved, the resources required, the budget requirement for key tasks and how performance will be measured.

21 May 2015 description

L’agenda international pour l’éducation pour les 15 prochaines années fera l’objet de discussions lors du Forum mondial sur l’éducation 2015 (WEF 2015), qui s’est ouvert aujourd’hui à Incheon, en République de Corée. La conférence établira une feuille de route pour l’éducation au niveau international jusqu’en 2030.

20 May 2015 description
report World Bank

À la veille du Forum mondial sur l’éducation, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale pointe les lacunes de l’éducation et leurs graves conséquences sur l’issue de la bataille contre l’extrême pauvreté

20 May 2015 description
report World Bank

Ahead of World Education Forum 2015, Bank Group says poor education quality has ‘serious consequences’ for ending extreme poverty

20 May 2015 description
report UN News Service

19 mai 2015 – Au Forum mondial de l'éducation qui s'est ouvert mardi à Incheon, en République de Corée, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a rappelé mardi que l'éducation n'était pas un privilège mais un droit acquis à la naissance et a jugé injuste que 57 millions d'enfants d'âge scolaire n'aillent pas à l'école.

19 May 2015 description

SG/SM/16761-DEV/3178

Following are UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s remarks at the World Education Forum “Sustainable Development Goals and Education”, in Incheon, Republic of Korea, today:

Thank you all for coming to this important World Education Forum. I am especially grateful to the Korean Government and President Park for hosting this forum on education.

19 May 2015 description

Incheon, Republic of Korea, 19 May - The global education agenda for the next 15 years will be discussed at the World Education Forum 2015 (WEF 2015), which opened today in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The conference will set out a global roadmap for Education until 2030.

The Declaration on Education 2030 to be agreed at the Forum will mobilize all countries and partners to implement the new agenda, and propose ways for its coordination, financing and monitoring – globally, regionally and nationally – to ensure equal educational opportunities for all.

19 May 2015 description

Iraq: Islamic State have taken control of Ramadi. 500 died and 42,840 people fled fighting in the city over 16–17 May, adding to the 180,000 displaced in Anbar since early April. Access to new IDPs in Habbaniyah, Khadiyah district, is limited due to insecurity, and health concerns are growing.

13 May 2015 description
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Birger Fredriksen and Sukhdeep Brar
with Michael Trucano

This book offers policy options that can help reduce textbook costs and increase their supply. The book explores, in depth, the cost and financial barriers that restrict textbook availability in schools across much of the region, as well as policies successfully adapted in other countries. The book also provides a thorough assessment of the pros and cons of digital teaching and learning materials and cautions against the assumption that they can immediately replace printed textbooks.

12 May 2015 description

Snapshot 6–12 May 2015

Iraq: Conflict has escalated in a number of locations. In Anbar, fighting has displaced more than 47,000 in Karmah district, and more than 133,000 around Ramadi. Clashes between Islamic State and government forces have intensified around Baiji oil refinery, in Salah al Din.

12 May 2015 description

Respect Civilian Nature of Schools and Universities

Military Use Risks Students’ Lives, Safety, and Education

(Geneva, May 12, 2015) – States should act to deter the military use of schools and universities, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in a study released today. The use of schools and universities for military purposes during conflict by armed forces and non-state armed groups endangers students and their education.

07 May 2015 description

Le rapport annuel 2014 sur la Coopération belge au Développement est disponible depuis le début du mois de mai, non seulement en ligne et sur papier, mais aussi sous la forme d'applications numériques(BE-COOPERATION) dans l'App Store (iOS) et sur Google Play store (Android).

06 May 2015 description

A record 38 million internally displaced worldwide as 30,000 people fled their homes each day in 2014

GENEVA 6 MAY 2015: A record-breaking 38 million people have been displaced within their own country by conflict or violence. This is the equivalent of the total populations of London, New York and Beijing combined. “These are the worst figures for forced displacement in a generation, signalling our complete failure to protect innocent civilians,” said Jan Egeland, secretary general at the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

05 May 2015 description

Snapshot 29 April–5 May 2015

Nepal: The death toll from the earthquake has reached 7,250, with more than 14,000 injured. Aftershocks are still occurring, and some villages have still not been reached. 300,000 homes are estimated to need rebuilding or repair.

Yemen: The estimated number of IDPs has doubled since 17 April to reach 300,000, as conflict continues. Food distribution, health, and WASH systems are on the verge of collapse, due in large part to severe fuel shortages.

05 May 2015 description

The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) is pleased to present its quarterly update for the period January to March 2015 in a modified format that reflects IDMC’s new strategic objectives and expected outcomes. 2015 is a transitional year for IDMC during which we will meet our running commitments and at the same time engage in activities within the new strategic framework. These reports will of course continue to keep you updated on progress made towards achieving our goals.

04 May 2015 description

Highlights

  • In India, unseasonal rains damaged 8.5 million hectares of crops, mainly wheat. The Government has responded mainly by increasing input subsidies and facilitating the processing of insurance claims.

  • Thailand has launched a loan relief programme for affected farmers through the Bank of Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives.

  • In Pakistan, potato prices have fallen by 45 percent year on year as farmers switch from growing wheat to potatoes.

29 Apr 2015 description

Educate A Child, a global programme of Education Above All Foundation (EAA), has today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in Paris, France. The purpose of this MoU is to collaborate and engage in projects and activities that support access to primary education. These projects will contribute to the reduction of the number of out of school children in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, where approximately half the world’s out of school children reside.