Category Archives: Youth

Youth leaders assemble at the UN for the SDGs

The ingenuity, resolve and enthusiasm of young leaders is vital for sustainable development. Over 1000 youth leaders from over 100 countries gathered at the 2018 Winter Youth Assembly at the United Nations on February 12-14. The theme, Innovation and Collaboration … Continue reading

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Why we need student advocacy

by Viktor Grønne – student, activist, and Danish UNESCO Youth Representative As we launch the 2017/8 youth version of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on how youth can help hold governments to account for education, the discussion naturally centred on … Continue reading

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I believe my grandfather when he said ‘education will help you be whoever you want to be’

By Pegah Moulana, youth ambassador for the GEM Report Right to Education campaign When I was young, my grandfather once told me: “Education will help you to be whoever you want to be”. Looking back 10 years on, I know … Continue reading

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“Education is far too important to be left solely to the government or educational institutions”

“I believe that it is no longer enough for us to pay lip service to education; now is the time to insist on transparency and accountability in education,” said Victoria Ibiwoye, youth representative of the SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee … Continue reading

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Learn more from our international youth ambassadors – Join our digital launch event

This afternoon at 4 PM (GMT), the GEM Report will host a digital launch event for the 2017/8 Youth Report. The digital launch will bring together some of the key youth ambassadors for the GEM Report #WhosAccountable campaign on the … Continue reading

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GEM launches new campaign to help citizens claim their legal Right to Education

Although the majority of countries recognize the right to education through international and national law, the fulfilment of the right to education is far from being a reality. This is why we have launched a campaign to make sure the … Continue reading

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Students play a vital role in holding governments to account for education

The youth version of the 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on accountability was released today.  It contains a call to action in the form of a global campaign, #WhosAccountable, to support the enforcement of people’s right to education ahead … Continue reading

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