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According to a UNESCO report, half of all out-of-school children live in conflict-affected countries

UNESCO Learning and Teaching for DevelopmentA new paper by UNESCO’s EFA Global Monitoring Report shows that half of the 57 million children out of school live in conflict-affected countries. Released in partnership with Save the Children to mark the 16th birthday on 12 July of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban on her way home from school in October 2012, the paper shows that Continue reading

At the UN, Malala Yousafzai calls for universal education

Malala Yousafzai, the young education rights campaigner from Pakistan, speaks at the “Malala Day” UN Youth Assembly. The event, taking place on Malala’s sixteenth birthday, brings together hundreds of students from over 80 countries to call for quality education for every girl and boy in the world. It was also addressed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon; General Assembly President Vuk Jeremić; and UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown. 12 July 2013 United Nations, New YorkMalala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, on Friday 12 July, addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism. “Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are our most powerful weapons. One teacher, one book,  Continue reading