Category Archives: Fragile States

UN Education First Initiative one year on: Education cannot wait

Today, we are celebrating the first-year anniversary of the UN Global Education First initiative launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon in September 2012. Around the same time last year, over 20 government and global humanitarian, development and education leaders representing … Continue reading

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All Girls Achieving and Learning: UNGEI Policy Advocacy Agenda

The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) just issued its latest policy advocacy agenda, available here: The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) is a multi-stakeholder partnership committed to improving the quality and availability of girls’ education and contributing to … Continue reading

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Pillars of Peace: measuring factors that create peaceful societies

The Institute for Economics and Peace just released its latest report, Pillars of Peace. It provides a new conceptual framework for understanding and describing the factors that are associated with peaceful societies. The research is based on an analysis of over 4,000 … Continue reading

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Peace Operations in Africa: Lessons Learned Since 2000

More than 50 peace operations have deployed in Africa since 2000, including multiple African-led or hybrid African Union/United Nations initiatives. The frequency of these deployments underscores the ongoing importance of these operations in the playbook of regional and multilateral bodies … Continue reading

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Malala’s UN address: Education for all is the only solution

Malala Yousafzai marked her 16th birthday, on Friday, 12 July 2013 at the United Nations, by giving her first high-level public appearance and statement on the importance of education. Malala became a public figure when she was shot by the Taliban … Continue reading

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Children and Armed Conflict: annual report of U.N. Secretary-General

Created in 1998, the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict (OSRSG-CAAC) recently released the 2012 Annual Report of U.N. Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict. The Office has secured political and diplomatic engagement of Member … Continue reading

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USAID Findings: Evidence in Youth Education in Crisis and Conflict

USAID just released its  latest research regarding international youth and education programming. Cross-posting from USAID: “Three new “State of the Field” reports summarize the findings of 122 unique studies and consultations with over 75 subject matter experts across three topics … Continue reading

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Working to end gender-based violence at school: new report

Worldwide, 66 million girls are missing out on an education. This new Plan International report, A girl’s right to learn without fear,  focuses on one of the major barriers girls face: gender-based violence – sexual, physical and psychological –in and … Continue reading

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Girls’ Leadership Development In Action: CARE’s experience from the field

CARE recently published “Girls’ Leadership Development in Action” as a follow-on to the 2009 edition called, “The Power to Lead: A Leadership Model for Adolescent Girls” which outlined CARE’s approach to leadership development and the prioritization of girls. In this document, you will see … Continue reading

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A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education

A Path to Dignity: The Power of Human Rights Education is a 28-minute movie that presents three stories illustrating the impact of human rights education respectively on school children (India), law enforcement agencies (Australia) and women victims of violence (Turkey). … Continue reading

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