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Rees, Nicholas – UNICEF, 2021
The climate crisis is the defining human and child's rights challenge of this generation, and is already having a devastating impact on the well-being of children globally. Understanding where and how children are uniquely vulnerable to this crisis is crucial in responding to it. The Children's Climate Risk Index provides the first comprehensive…
Descriptors: Climate, Childrens Rights, Risk, Natural Disasters
Mont, Daniel – UNICEF, 2021
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) emphasizes that all children have the right to be full members of society, and be included in all forms of participation inside the home and out in the community. Unfortunately, many children with disabilities are not afforded this…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Student Rights, Equal Education, Inclusion
Guglielmi, Silvia; Jones, Nicola; Nicolai, Susan; Pereznieto, Paola; Plank, Georgia; Vu, Nhung; Sanchez-Tapia, Ingrid; Mackintosh, Alasdair – UNICEF, 2021
"Reimagining Girls' Education: Solutions to Keep Girls Learning in Emergencies" presents an empirical overview of what works to support learning outcomes for girls in emergencies. Research shows that girls in emergencies are disadvantaged at all stages of education and are more likely to be out-of-school than in non-emergency settings.…
Descriptors: Females, Access to Education, Emergency Programs, Gender Bias
UNICEF, 2021
In sub-Saharan Africa, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have far-reaching consequences for 550 million children under the age of 18. This UNICEF Child Alert examines how the disease and measures put in place to contain it are impacting the lives of children across the region, exacerbating existing threats like conflict, climate change and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Conflict, Climate
Borkowski, Artur; Ortiz Correa, Javier Santiago; Bundy, Donald A. P.; Burbano, Carmen; Hayashi, Chika; Lloyd-Evans, Edward; Neitzel, Jutta; Reuge, Nicolas – UNICEF, 2021
In 2019, 135 million people in 55 countries were in food crises or worse, and 2 billion people did not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. COVID-19 has exacerbated these hardships and may result in an additional 121 million people facing acute food insecurity by the end of 2020. Further, since the beginning of the…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Nutrition
Keeley, Brian, Ed. – UNICEF, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised huge concerns for the mental health of an entire generation of children. But the pandemic may represent only the tip of a mental health iceberg -- an iceberg we have ignored for far too long. For the first time, "The State of the World's Children" examines the mental health of children and adolescents.…
Descriptors: Child Health, Mental Health, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Sharma, M.; Idele, P.; Manzini, A.; Aladro, C. P.; Ipince, A.; Olsson, G.; Banati, P.; Anthony, D. – UNICEF, 2021
COVID-19 lockdowns have significantly disrupted the daily lives of children and adolescents, with increased?time at home, online learning and limited physical social interaction. This report seeks to understand the immediate effects on their mental health. Covering more than 130,000 children and adolescents across 22 countries, the evidence…
Descriptors: Mental Health, COVID-19, Pandemics, Disease Control
Nugroho, Dita; Jeon, Youngkwang; Kamei, Akito; Lopez Boo, Florencia – UNICEF, 2021
This paper presents a new estimate that pre-primary school closures in 2020 may cost today's young children US$ 1.6 trillion in lost earnings over their lifetimes. However, most low-and-middle income countries are leaving pre-primary education out of their responses to COVID-19. This paper also draws lessons from accelerated, bridging, and…
Descriptors: Preschools, School Closing, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Valenza, Marco; Chávez, Cirenia; Rigole, Annika; Clemons, Andrea; Fortin, Alvaro; Mattellone, Erica – UNICEF, 2021
Malagasy adolescents face severe challenges in accessing and completing basic education. Among those students who complete the primary cycle, one in four does not transition into lower secondary school. Economic constraints among vulnerable households coupled with low-quality education result in widespread dropout and poor learning outcomes.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Access to Education
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Nugroho, Dita; Karamperidou, Despina – UNICEF, 2021
Teacher attendance is one of the prerequisites on the path toward universal learning in developing countries. Over the past decades, however, studies from across the developing world have found national rates of teacher absenteeism that range from 3 to 27 per cent. Therefore, enhancing teachers' presence in the classroom and ensuring that class…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attendance, Developing Nations, Employee Absenteeism
UNICEF, 2021
The "Practical Guide to Blended/Remote Learning and Children with Disabilities" was created by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in response to the situation created by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic in 2020. However, it is applicable to other circumstances when blended or remote learning might be necessary,…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Students with Disabilities, COVID-19, Pandemics
UNICEF, 2021
This present volume is the third in a series of education sector analysis (ESA) guidelines following two volumes published in 2014. The series provides methodologies and applied examples for diagnosing education systems and informing national education policies and plans. This volume proposes guidelines to strengthen national capacities in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Research Methodology, Comparative Education
UNICEF, 2021
This report, which has been developed through a partnership between the African Union Commission (AUC) and UNICEF, aims to: (1) track the progress that African nations have made in education, especially in relation to Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) goals; (2) identify the challenges…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, COVID-19, Pandemics
UNICEF, 2021
The future of an entire generation is at stake. Disruptions to education systems since early 2020 have already driven substantial losses and inequalities in learning, and this is compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused abrupt and profound changes around the world. More than 1.6 billion children have lost instructional time for many…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Student Needs
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
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