Category Archives: Conflict

Conflicts are one of the biggest barriers to Education for All

The devastating effect conflicts have on education was the focus of the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report. As part of our 10th anniversary countdown to the launch of the 2012 report on October 16, we asked Prof. Alan Smith from our … Continue reading

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Put Education First – share our flyer

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched his Education First initiative today. To support the rationale for choosing access and learning as two of the three key aspects of the new Initiative, we have collected some key statistics below. These include a … Continue reading

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In South Sudan, many girls are missing out on school

Today, July 9, South Sudan celebrates its first anniversary. Since independence, education has been a key priority for the government. But many challenges remain – especially girls’ access to education. It’s been a rough start for the world’s youngest country. … Continue reading

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BRIEFLY: Grassroots support for education in conflict zones

The 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report, The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education was recently highlighted in two feature articles by Voice of America (see Part I and Part II). As we described in the Report, conflict has … Continue reading

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Telling the truth and shaping a vision for education

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, we have invited the Report’s previous directors to share their views on progress and prospects for Education for All. By Kevin Watkins Was it really three years? When I … Continue reading

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BRIEFLY: Attacks in Nigeria leave thousands without schools

One common impact of conflict on education – which we noted in the 2011 Education for all Global Monitoring Report – is the tendency for armed groups to attack schools. Since the beginning of this year, the Islamist group Boko … Continue reading

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Ensuring education for Syrian refugee children

The continuing conflict in Syria is taking a heavy toll on education, as thousands of Syrian families take their children out of school and flee across the border to seek refuge. Recognizing their needs, the United Nations and its humanitarian … Continue reading

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Justice for children: Lubanga and Kony are only the tip of the iceberg

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report The widespread use of child soldiers – whose damaging effects on education we examined in the 2011 Global Monitoring Report  – came under the global spotlight for the … Continue reading

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Education rises – slowly – from Haiti’s rubble

As Haiti struggles to recover from the devastating earthquake two years ago, rebuilding education is a major priority – and a small bright light, of sorts. According to Nigel Fisher, the UN secretary-general’s Deputy Special Representative for Haiti, there are … Continue reading

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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

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