Category Archives: Youth

Climate strikes by school children, which erupted in 2019, continue

🔊 Listen to this blog In the middle of the pandemic, the world’s youth has not lost its focus on the planet’s biggest challenge. School children in Germany are setting up a political party, Klimaliste, standing in local elections. The party … Continue reading

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#AllmeansALL a call to action from 40 million European youth to mark Zero Discrimination Day

To mark Zero Discrimination Day 2021, the GEM Report team, the European Students’ Union, the Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions and the Global Students Forum came together yesterday, March 1, to host an interactive webinar on the findings … Continue reading

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Deprivation of liberty does not mean deprivation of the right to education: youth deprived of liberty require more attention in Latin America

By Javier Gonzalez, Director of SUMMA and Manos Antoninis, Director of the GEM Report About 16% of imprisoned individuals in the world are in Latin America and the Caribbean, including 27,000 young people deprived of liberty. The Bahamas, the British … Continue reading

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The winning One Big Idea on inclusion and education submitted by youth

Back in May, the GEM Report asked youth around the world to submit their One Big Idea to achieve inclusion in education in the ten years left in the decade of action towards 2030 – the deadline for the Agenda for Sustainable Development. We received … Continue reading

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Open letter from the world’s youth calling for more inclusive schools when they re-open

English / Español Covid-19 brought about an education crisis, fuelled by deep pre-existing inequalities, many of which will have been exacerbated with schools closed around the world. The evidence and stories in the Youth version of the new 2020 Global … Continue reading

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Everyone should have the chance to become whatever they want to become

English / Español By Vivian Onano, Youth Advisor, Global Education Monitoring Report Advisory Board Today, the GEM Report is launching its youth report on inclusion and education. It shows that too many young people miss out on equal chances in … Continue reading

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How much does it cost to achieve universal literacy?

As events for International Literacy Day continue, new cost estimates have been produced by UNESCO showing that US$14 billion will be needed if the 20 countries with the lowest literacy rates, which are members of the Global Alliance for Literacy … Continue reading

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Sazhida runs a kindergarten for pastoralist children in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan during the summer

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report, presented today at the UN Youth Forum in New York. Jailoo kindergartens provide education for the children of pastoralist families who move to mountain pastures … Continue reading

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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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