Monthly Archives: October 2011

Letter to the 7 billionth human being

Français | Español Welcome! It might be scary to know that you’re sharing the planet with so many people!  But it will be OK. You want to know what will make all the difference? Education. Here is an A-B-C to get … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Early childhood care and education, Human rights | 19 Comments

Financial crisis threatens education in Swaziland

The last absolute monarch of Africa, King Mswati III of Swaziland, is refusing to sign the conditions of a loan from neighbour South Africa. (Photo: salymfayad, Creative Commons license BY-SA 2.0) Français | Español Swaziland’s financial crisis could have devastating … Continue reading

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BRIEFLY: Promoting skills in Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Despite high unemployment rates, jobs remain vacant for months in many Eastern European countries and countries that once formed part of the Soviet Union. In Macedonia, 28% of the population is jobless – including 62% of youth, but this number … Continue reading

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How to reduce poverty’s impact on education

Français | Español On October 17, the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, it’s worth remembering that progress in fighting poverty is inextricably linked with progress in achieving education for all. Although poverty continues to decline in many countries, … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Equality, Finance, Health, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Poverty, Teachers | 20 Comments

Nobel Peace Prize puts focus on women in conflict

Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia, during a state visit to Brazil in 2010. (Photo: A. Cruz/ABr. Creative Commons License Attr. 2.5 Brazil) Français | Español The awarding of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize to Leymah Gbowee and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf … Continue reading

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More teachers, please! And in Africa, women especially

Français | Español World Teachers’ Day on October 5 is an opportunity to celebrate teachers and to promote international standards for the profession. This year’s theme, “Teachers for gender equality,” serves as a reminder that recruiting and training more teachers … Continue reading

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Chileans march for equality in education

Students and parents marching in Santiago, Chile. (Photo: Elibertaria/Flickr. Creative Commons Licence: Attribution/Noncommercial/No Derivatives) Français | Español For months, Chile has seen almost daily protests by students frustrated at a system that fails to provide the poor with an equal … Continue reading

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