Monthly Archives: December 2011

Education in the spotlight in 2011

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for all Global Monitoring Report The Arab Spring, South Sudan’s long-awaited independence and the world’s 7 billionth baby featured in our top 10 blog posts for 2011, which highlighted key messages of the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Conflict, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Equality, Equity, Governance, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Refugees and displaced people, Skills, Training, Youth | 1 Comment

EU review says need for skills is urgent

Another strong argument for the importance of developing young people’s skills –the subject of the forthcoming 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report – comes from a new review by the European Commission, which warns that the recession has made … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Governance, Innovative financing, Marginalization, Post-secondary education, Poverty, Secondary school, Skills, Training, Youth | Leave a comment

Dinos lo que piensas sobre la necesidad de adquirir competencias

Acabamos de lanzar  el blog denominado Jóvenes, Competencias y Trabajo donde los jóvenes pueden expresar sus ideas sobre las destrezas que se necesitan para tener un trabajo decente.  Jóvenes, Competencias y Trabajo es un espacio abierto para los jóvenes del … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Developing countries, Employment, Equality, Equity, Ethnicity, Gender, Human rights, Marginalization, Skills, Training | 1 Comment

Dites nous! De quelles compétences ont besoin les jeunes?

Nous venons de lancer notre nouveau blog « Youth, Skills & Work »  (jeunesse, compétences et le monde du travail), une plateforme pour les jeunes qui souhaitent échanger leurs points de vue sur le niveau d’éducation et les compétences nécessaires … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Developing countries, Employment, Equality, Equity, Ethnicity, Gender, Human rights, Marginalization, Skills, Training | 1 Comment

BRIEFLY: Employment is a right, Youth Forum says

Entrepreneurship education in schools and improving youth employability are key ways to deal with youth unemployment, according to the report Youth Employment in Europe: A Call for Change. The report was launched at an event with the same name, organized by the … Continue reading

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How can the right to education be defended?

Education is a basic human right, enshrined in law all over the world. Yet in 2009, 67 million children were not enrolled at school – 42% of them in poor countries affected by conflict. Human Rights Day on December 10 is an … Continue reading

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Climate change: education has a key role

By Mark Richmond,
 director, Division of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO The latest round of international climate talks, which began on November 28 in Durban, South Africa, is focused on preventing “dangerous human interference with the climate system” … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Disaster preparedness, Environment, Sustainable development | 1 Comment

Tell us what you think about the need for skills!

Today we launch Youth, Skills & Work, a new blog where young people can make their voices heard on education and skills needed to get decent jobs. Youth, Skills & Work is open to young people around the world. You … Continue reading

Posted in Developed countries, Developing countries, Employment, Equality, Equity, Ethnicity, Gender, Governance, Human rights, Marginalization, Skills, Training | 1 Comment

Skills are the key to fighting inequality, OECD says

A new report from the OECD argues that focusing on skills – the subject of the forthcoming 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report – is essential to combat rising wage inequality, which traps many people, especially the young and the … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Developed countries, Developing countries, Early childhood care and education, Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Equity, Governance, Marginalization, Skills, Training, Youth | 1 Comment

World AIDS Day: When education helps to save lives

On World AIDS Day, it’s vital to remember that education has a key role to play in reaching the goal of “zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.” Every day, about 1,000 children are infected with HIV. Almost … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Health, HIV/AIDS, Primary school, Secondary school | 2 Comments