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30 Sep 2018 description

Uganda hosts almost 1.4 million refugees, a number expected to increase by the end of 2018. The constant influx of refugees has affected the education sector, while ethnic tensions amongst certain tribal groups have resulted in violence in schools.

12 Mar 2017 description

On the morning of the 27th of February 2017, H.E. Mr. Shinichi Saida, Ambassador of Japan to Ethiopia visited the IICBA offices for the signing ceremony, on behalf of the government of Japan, providing funding of a sum of 1 million USD to IICBA. The funds will go towards IICBA’s project, ‘Teacher Training and Development for Peace-Building in the Horn of Africa and Surrounding Countries’, which will support teachers and teacher educators from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

08 Mar 2017 description

Every year, an estimated 246 million children are subject to some form of gender-based violence – mistreatment, bullying, psychological abuse and sexual harassment in or on the way to school. Agenda 2030 places gender equality and inclusive and equitable quality education at the heart of its concerns, and addresses violence against girls and boys as a cross-cutting concern.

15 Feb 2017 description

Training young leaders in conflict resolution and peace building, business skills and project management, and future-oriented approaches of the Sustainable Development Goals has become essential. From 6 to 10 February 2017, young leaders from South Sudan and Northern Uganda were invited by the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI) to be trained on these topics in a workshop in Kiryandongo, Uganda.

03 Dec 2015 description



24 Apr 2014 description

UNESCO study shows effectiveness of mobile phones in promoting reading and literacy in developing countries

UNESCO has published a report explaining how mobile technology is used to facilitate reading and improve literacy in developing countries. The report was published today, 23 April, on the occasion of World Book and Copyright Day.

13 Mar 2014 description

Puberty Education & Menstrual Hygiene Management: An Education Sector Responsibility

Puberty is a time of change for all young people, but it is particularly challenging for girls who are often unprepared for changes in their body, which can become a major obstacle to their education. In some parts of the world, two out of three girls reported having no idea of what was happening to them when they began menstruating.

04 Oct 2013 description
Campaign Briefing

UNESCO calls for strengthened sexuality education and sexual and reproductive health services for young people in Eastern and Southern Africa

A UNESCO report and United Nations-led campaign were launched today urging ministers from Eastern and Southern Africa to respond to continuing high levels of HIV infection, unintended pregnancy and low HIV prevention knowledge impacting on the region’s 158m adolescents and young people.

07 Nov 2012 description

UNESCO, in collaboration with Sengerema Community Radio and the East Africa Community Media Network (EACOMNET), is hosting a five-day training workshop this week in the Sengerema District, Tanzania for nine community radios on promoting awareness of HIV/AIDS. The workshop aims to strengthen educational responses to HIV/AIDS prevention and care, strengthen partnerships among community radios in East Africa, and support regional integration efforts in East Africa.

28 Jun 2012 description

Following the successful launch of the Eastern and Southern Africa Commitment on HIV Prevention and Sexual Health for Young People in November 2011 by Dirk Niebel, Germany's Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), UNAIDS and UNESCO have now established a High-Level Group of policymakers and experts to steer this initiative.

29 Nov 2007 description

Press Release N°2007-147

The number of children starting primary school has increased sharply since 2000, there are more girls in school than ever before and spending on education and aid has risen. That's the good news, according to the sixth edition of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, released by UNESCO today.

21 May 1999 description

Zanzibar (Tanzania), May 21 {No.99-113} - The UNESCO-organised Pan-African Women's Conference on a Culture of Peace ended in Zanzibar Thursday evening after four days of testimonies, presentations and debate, with the adoption of the "Zanzibar Declaration on Women and a Culture of Peace" - which launches a Pan-African women's movement for peace - and the "Women's Agenda for a Culture of Peace in Africa."