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07 Jul 2018 description

In collaboration with UNESCO Dakar, UNESCO-IICBA organized a planning meeting for the project "Youth Empowerment for Peace and Resilience Building and the Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE) in Sahel Countries through Teacher Development" from 28 to 29 June 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. Leveraging the success of the consultation workshop that was held in Addis Ababa in May 2018, this meeting aimed to discuss the contextualization of IICBA's teacher training material for peace-building, and to map out action plans for the upcoming trainings and Japan study tour.

30 Jun 2017 description

On 29 June, UNESCO is releasing its new publication An attack on one is an attack on all, on the occasion of the Multi-Stakeholder Consultation meeting on Strengthening the UN Plan of Action on the Safety of Journalists and the Issue of Impunity, to take place in Geneva.

14 Jun 2017 description

Séminaire régional sur « Le rôle des journalistes et des médias dans la prévention de la violence et de l’extrémisme violent en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel »

Des journalistes et des responsables des médias décident d’adopter une Charte de bonnes pratiques et de lancer un Forum pour renforcer la prévention de l’extrémisme violent en Afrique de l’ouest et au Sahel

09 Nov 2016 description

On 31st of October – 1st of November 2016 the Khartoum office of UNESCO and the Sudanese National Commission for Education, Science and Culture welcomed a UNESCO Education Sector specialist in girls and women education, Mr. Muhammad Bilal Aziz, in Khartoum. Numerous meetings were organized to present to Malala Fund the current status with the girls and women education in Sudan, including the meeting with H.E. the Minister of Education, Dr. Souad Abdelrazig, the General Secretary of the National Council for Literacy and Adult Education (NCLAE), Mr.

06 Dec 2015 description

In November the Khartoum office in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education of Sudan organized three five-day courses for trainers on inclusive education for students with disabilities. These activities are an output of the UNESCO extrabudgetary project “Promoting Access to Education and Health for Children with Disabilities”, funded by the UN, and managed by the Khartoum Office with support from the Beirut office of UNESCO. Other partners involved in the project: the Ministry of Education of Sudan, the Sudanese National Council for People with Disabilities, UNICEF, and WHO.

15 Apr 2015 description

More resources and fresh policies needed to get children into school

BEIRUT, Lebanon, 15 April 2015 – Despite impressive progress in raising school enrolment over the past decade, one in every four children and young adolescents (more than 21 million) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are either out of school or at risk of dropping out.

14 Apr 2015 description
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Factsheet - Arabic version


Sudan has both the largest number and the highest rate of out-of-school children in the region. Some 3 million children between the ages 5 to 13 are out of school, including 490,6735-year-oldswho should be in pre-primary (50%), 1,965,068 primary school aged children (37%)and 641,587 lower secondary school aged children (40%).

15% of primary school children are at risk of dropping out before the final grade of primary school.

14 Apr 2015 description
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Executive Summary - Arabic version


In the last decade, the countries of the Middle East and North Africa have invested considerable resources and political capital to bring more children into the classroom.
Most impressively, out-of-school rates for primary school children have plummeted, often by as much as half, bringing hope and new opportunity to millions.

21 Jun 2011 description

On the eve of South Sudan’s independence, UNESCO has called on the international community to act with a greater sense of urgency and resolve in supporting the development of a national education system. In a Policy Paper launched today in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, the UN agency documents the scale of educational deprivation across much of the country. Over 1 million primary school age children are out of school – around half of the total. The new country has the world’s lowest recorded enrolment rate in secondary education.

24 Jun 2009 description

by IIEP and the CfBT Education Trust,

Education is a key factor in restoring normalcy and hope and in providing physical, psychosocial and cognitive protection in emergency situations.

However, few donors have humanitarian policies that explicitly include education from the onset of a humanitarian response.

This book gives an overview of the policies, strategies and financial commitments of the 23 influential Western donors that constitute the OECD in relation to education in fragile and conflictaffected states.