Category Archives: Arab States

With the “Rise of Children,” So Too Must Textbooks Reflect Children’s Rights

This blog looks at the way that textbooks cover children’s rights. It is part of a series of blogs on this site published to encourage debates around a new GEM Report Policy Paper: Between the Lines, which looks at the … Continue reading

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Out of date textbooks put sustainable development at risk.

Today, we’ve launched a new study into secondary school textbooks around the world, continuing our focus on the content of education, which we began in the 2016 GEM Report with a focus on curricula. Our focus on textbooks comes from … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Arab States, Asia, Basic education, Conflict, curriculum, Developed countries, Developing countries, Environment, Equity, Gender, Human rights, immigration, integrated development, Latin America, Literacy, parity, Teachers, teaching, textbooks, Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Why have countries committed to development targets they might never reach?

It seems a strange decision for any country, let alone all, to sign up to a global commitment they know they will never reach. End Hunger? Eradicate poverty? Are these lofty goals really possible? In the next 15 years? Exactly … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Africa, Arab States, Basic education, Climate change, Developed countries, Developing countries, Disaster preparedness, Equity, integrated development, Learning, Millennium Development Goals, monitoring, Post-2015 development framework, sdgs, Sustainable development, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“Youth need to be the beneficiaries and the guardians of the future”

The GEM Report will be holding the first ever digital youth launch of the 2016 GEM Report today at 2pm UCT. All are welcome. Please tune in to watch and ask questions during the digital launch from anywhere in the … Continue reading

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Education needs to fundamentally change if we are to reach our global development goals

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, released this morning, shows the vast potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs). But, if education is to fulfill that … Continue reading

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Fighting Poverty and Hunger for Quality Education

By Salam Al-Nukta, youth advisor to the GEM Report The youth population is continuously increasing, and is estimated to reach 1.8 billion this year. Obviously, it is a large population of mass power. Yet, as we say goodbye to another … Continue reading

Posted in Arab States, Conflict, Learning, Nutrition, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, refugees, Refugees and displaced people, school violence, sdg, sdgs, syria, Uncategorized, Youth | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Building resilience and shaping futures: the UNRWA response to the education needs of Palestine refugees from Syria

By Caroline Pontefract, Director of Education, UNRWA/UNESCO Education Programme Over the past 65 years, the UNRWA/UNESCO education programme has been providing quality and equitable learning opportunities for refugees, and is currently supporting 500,000 refugees in the Middle East despite the … Continue reading

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