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Borisova, Ivelina; Lin, Hsiao-Chen; Hyson, Marilou – UNICEF, 2020
The Sustainable Development Goals highlight the critical importance of pre-primary education and set the broad ambition that by 2030 all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education. Today, the world is facing a learning crisis: While millions of…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Educational Quality, Sustainable Development, Child Care
Imchen, Achila; Ndem, Francis – UNICEF, 2020
Although more children than ever are enrolled in school, far too many are not learning. A key factor that affects quality of education is the availability of public funding. Underinvestment in education can result in several conditions that negatively impact how and what children learn. This advocacy brief presents data and analysis on education…
Descriptors: Educational Equity (Finance), Poverty, Investment, Public Education
Sanchez-Tapia, Ingrid; Rafique, Atif – UNICEF, 2020
There are nearly 200 million lower and upper secondary age adolescent girls and boys out of school globally, and if current trends continue, another 825 million children will not acquire basic secondary-level skills by 2030. Global momentum to achieve universal primary education has placed increased demands on secondary education systems to serve…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Access to Education, Disadvantaged Youth
Bender, Lisa – UNICEF, 2020
The World Health Organization (WHO) has made the assessment that COVID-19 (coronavirus) can be characterised as a pandemic and the virus has now spread to many countries and territories. While a lot is still unknown about the virus that causes COVID-19, we do know that it is transmitted through direct contact with respiratory droplets of an…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Disease Incidence, Prevention, Child Safety
UNICEF, 2019
On 20 November 1989, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, a landmark achievement that has since become the world's most widely ratified human rights treaty. The Convention sets strict standards for signatory governments to protect the rights of every child. Published in connection with the 30th…
Descriptors: Children, Childrens Rights, Foreign Countries, International Law
Nakell, Patsy – UNICEF, 2019
"Child Alert" is a briefing series that presents the core challenges for children in a given crisis location at a given time. This issue examines attacks on children's right to education in West and Central Africa, and provides examples of efforts to protect children and their learning opportunities in conflict-affected parts of the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, School Safety, Conflict, Access to Education
UNICEF, 2019
The gap between the levels of learning that education systems are providing and what children, communities and economies need, is growing. The breadth and depth of this learning crisis constitute the greatest global challenge to preparing children and adolescents for life, work and active citizenship. The lesson of the learning crisis is clear:…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Student Needs, Educational Quality, Educational Methods
Wilson-Clark, Gemma; Saha, Soumi – UNICEF, 2019
Young people face particular disadvantage finding employment, compared to older workers. This includes a lack of labour market and job-search information and experience, as well as a mismatch between youth aspirations and labour market realities, with limited job led growth. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance on how the United…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Youth Employment, Barriers, Skill Development
Keeley, Brian, Ed.; Little, Céline, Ed.; Zuehlke, Eric, Ed. – UNICEF, 2019
This edition of "The State of the World's Children" report examines children, food and nutrition. It seeks to deepen understanding around the causes and consequences of children's malnutrition in all its forms and to highlight how governments, business, families and other stakeholders can best respond. Chapter 1 examines the changing…
Descriptors: Food, Nutrition, Child Development, Water
UNICEF, 2019
"The Global Framework on Transferable Skills" has been developed to support UNICEF in delivering on the results of its "Strategic Plan 2018-2021" and "Every Child Learns: UNICEF Education Strategy 2019-2030," and provides a shared vision of work on skills development across UNICEF. The Framework guides UNICEF country…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Guidelines, Transfer of Training, Strategic Planning
UNICEF, 2018
Globally, half of students aged 13-15 experience peer-to-peer violence in and around school. This number includes students who report having been bullied in the last month or having had a physical fight within the past year. But bullying and physical fights are only two types of violence. Students routinely deal with corporal and other degrading…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Violence, Aggression
Steele, Richard, Ed. – UNICEF, 2018
The global effort to achieve sanitation and water for all by 2030 is extending beyond the household to include institutional settings, such as schools, healthcare facilities and workplaces. This has been reinforced by global education for all strategies highlighting how water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) in schools improves access to education…
Descriptors: World Problems, Sanitation, Water, Global Approach
UNICEF, 2018
This is the first in a planned series of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports tracking progress on the child-related indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report highlights, through a data lens, the enormous task ahead for countries in meeting the 2030 Agenda for children. Through the development of projections to…
Descriptors: Children, Sustainable Development, International Programs, Foreign Countries
UNICEF, 2018
This is the executive summary of the first in a planned series of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports tracking progress on the child-related indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report highlights, through a data lens, the enormous task ahead for countries in meeting the 2030 Agenda for children. Through the…
Descriptors: Children, Sustainable Development, International Programs, Foreign Countries
Chzhen, Yekaterina; Rees, Gwyther; Gromada, Anna; Cuesta, Jose; Bruckauf, Zlata – UNICEF, 2018
In the world's richest countries, some children do worse at school than others because of circumstances beyond their control, such as where they were born, the language they speak or their parents' occupations. These children enter the education system at a disadvantage and can drop further behind if educational policies and practices reinforce,…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Social Bias, Socioeconomic Influences, Foreign Countries
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