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Ensuring human rights key to educating children in conflict zones
Radio moderator Amy Costello talks to former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson on ensuring children's rights in conflict zones. 10 March 2011
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Partnering with the philanthropic community to promote education for all
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello talks to economist and Earth Institute Director Jeffrey Sachs about how philanthropy can help promote education for all. 28 February 2011
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Facing challenges, young people become agents of change
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello talks to Syed Aown Shahzad and Saeda Almatari, both 17 and contributors to 'The State of the World's Children 2011, about young people acting as agents of change worldwide. 8 March 2011
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Experts discuss the challenge of achieving universal, quality education
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello discusses the global learning crisis with education experts Alex Wong and Rebecca Winthrop on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. 4 February 2011
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Cholera education in Haiti, one year after the earthquake
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with Dr. Ralph Ternier, Director of Community Care and Support with Partners in Health, about cholera and education in Haiti a year after the earthquake. 14 January 2011
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Rebuilding Haiti’s education system one year after the earthquake
UNICEF and UN Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with architect Carlos Vasquez and Communication Specialist Tania McBride about the process of rebuilding Haiti's schools, a year after the earthquake. 10 January 2011
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Young people call for post-primary education opportunities
UN and UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks about post-primary education with young participants in a roundtable discussion hosted in Geneva by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies. 16 November 2010
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Building hope for adolescent girls in post-earthquake Haiti
Podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with Judith Bruce from the Population Council and Michelle Trombley, UNICEF Haiti, about the situation for adolescent girls in Haiti, both in camps and at school. 20 October 2010
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Pakistan floods and education
Podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with Muqaddisa Mehreen, UNICEF Education Specialist in Islamabad, and award-winning journalist and filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy from Karachi, about the situation in Pakistan and the impact on children and education. 30 August 2010
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International Year of Youth focuses on youth participation in education
UNICEF podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with Carvarinho Magalhaes Jeronimo Bento, who lives in the conflict-affected south-east Asian nation of Timor-Leste, and Radha Rajkotia, Senior Technical Advisor for Youth and Livelihoods at the International Rescue Committee. 13 August 2010
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Educating Haiti’s children, six months on
UNICEF Radio podcast moderator Amy Costello spoke with two guests in Haiti, Coralie Norris, a 14-year-old student, and Lisa Doherty, UNICEF Haiti Education Cluster Coordinator, about the situation for schoolchildren six months after the quake. 12 July 2010
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Targeting education on World Refugee Day
UNICEF podcast moderator Amy Costello speaks with two guests, Alhaji Jeffery Kamara and Annalisa Brusati, about the experience of refugees in West Africa. 21 June 2010
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World Press Freedom Day
Moderator Amy Costello speaks with journalists Jenny Manrique and Brendan O’Malley and University of Sydney Professor Jake Lynch about the media’s role in reporting on education and children in times of crisis. 3 May 2010
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Innovative financing for education
Moderator Amy Costello speaks with Kevin Watkins of UNESCO and Daniel Altman of North Yard Economics about the importance of investing in education. 21 April 2010
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Technology brings aid to school children in disaster areas
Patrick Meier, Director of Crisis Mapping at Ushahidi, and Sree Sreenivasan, a journalism educator at Columbia University, discuss the use of technology for crisis mapping in disaster areas. 11 March 2010
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Sudanese child soldiers
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with UNICEF Child Protection Officer Abraham Kur Achiek about his experience as a child soldier and the impact of education on his life. 1 March 2010
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Education essential to heal Haiti’s children
Chris Hondros, senior staff photographer at Getty Images, and UNICEF’s Arnaud Conchon discuss the situation on the ground in Haiti and the importance of rebuilding and restoring education. 21 Jan 2010
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Protecting rights through child-friendly schools
Amy Costello speaks with Prof. Roger Hart and Rebecca Chandler about the role of child-friendly schools, spaces and communities in protecting the rights of children in crisis situations. 10 Dec 2009
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The right to choose education
On his impending departure from UNICEF, Global Chief of Education, Dr. Cream Wright speaks with moderator Amy Costello about the empowering force of education. 2 Dec 2009
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Fighting for access to education
Amy Costello speaks with Mayra Avellar Neves, Thandiwe Chama and Prof. Shantha Sinha about their pioneering work to bring peace and educational opportunities to children worldwide. 3 Nov 2009
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Teachers under threat
In some parts of the world, teaching can be a deadly profession. Amy Costello speaks with Dr. Mario Novelli and Sunai Phasuk about attacks on teachers in Colombia and southern Thailand. 5 Oct 2009
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Am I safe? The role of children and education in disaster risk reduction
Antony Spalton of UNICEF and Rhee, a young boy from the Philippines discuss the role of children in protecting communities from natural disasters. 1 July 2009
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 Giving Girls a Chance - Educating to End Child Labour
A panel of experts on the importance of educating girls in the struggle to eliminate child labour. 15 June 2009
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 Education in the line of fire in Afghanistan and Pakistan
A human rights lawyer, UNIFEM country director and award-winning documentary maker discuss the attacks on schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan. 15 May 2009
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 UN General Assembly thematic debate
Participants of the UN Thematic Debate on Education in Emergencies discuss access to education in crisis and post-crisis situations. 16 April 2009
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 Crisis in Gaza
Sir John Holmes, John Ging, and Dr. Eyad Rajab El Sarraj discuss the impact of the crisis on schools, students and education personnel. 17 March 2009
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 'Recovery through education'
Former child soldiers Ishmael Beah, Grace Akallo and Kon Kelei speak about a recently-launched network for young people affected by conflict. 11 Dec 2008
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 Financing education in emergencies
Discussion featuring Peter Kramer, co-founder of the ‘Schools for Africa’ campaign. 28 Oct 2008
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 Education under pressure in Iraq
George Packer, Zuhal Sultan and Mette Norstrand discuss Iraqi youths’ struggle to study amidst war. 15 September 2008
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 Natural disasters and school construction
Focus on the 2008 earthquake in China and the experience of the 2004 Asian tsunami. 25 June 2008
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 Rwanda's children, 14 years after the genocide
Amy Costello speaks with Immaculee Ilibagiza and Dr. Kathy Kantengwa about the legacy left behind by the genocide, and how Rwanda’s young people are coping. 8 May 2008
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 Gender equality: The role of education in advancement of women in countries emerging from conflict
Guests from Liberia, the World YWCA and the United Nations discuss the role of education in the advancement of women during post-conflict transition. 29 April 2008
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 A classroom far from home
President Jose Ramos-Horta of Timor-Leste and Dr. Rima Salah talk about educating refugee and displaced children. 2 January 2008
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 'A World Fit for Children'
Features a child’s perspective on educating children in some of the world’s most challenging contexts. 19 December 2007
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 Education under attack
 The role of education in countries affected by conflict or emerging from it. 16 November 2007
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 The war's over, now where’s your homework?
 The role of education in countries affected by conflict or emerging from it. 19 Oct 2007
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 When crises strike children
Radhika Coomaraswamy and Gene Sperling discuss education as a human right and long-term development tool. 22 Oct 2007
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United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) Special Podcast

Poverty, conflict and girls' right to education
For the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello spoke with two guests about how poverty affects girls’ and boys’ access to education. 13 May 2010
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Breaking the silence on gender-based violence in schools
For the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks with two guests about violence against girls and the role of education. 6 May 2010
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Beyond access: Quality education for life
UNICEF Radio podcast moderator Amy Costello speaks with Simone De Comarmond and Pamela Hogan about providing quality education to girls and boys around the globe. 21 April 2010
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Nobel Prize Winners Series

Activism for change: A conversation with Nobel Laureate Jody Williams
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello speaks about activism and change with Jody Williams, founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines and a 1997 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. 2 November 2010
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Turning the tide of global warming
Dr. Rajendra Pachauri speaks on the role of youth and education in reducing the impact of climate change. He received the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007. 17 July 2009
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Educating our youth: Making change a reality
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu offers his views on education, drawing on the experience of South Africa today and during the apartheid era. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984. 18 December 2008
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Special Issues in Education

Education key to achieving Millennium Development Goals
Amy Costello spoke to Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, President of the Global Campaign for Education, and Dr. David Gartner, a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution, about the steps needed to ensure that Education for All is achieved by 2015. 21 September 2010
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International Women's Day podcast discussion focuses on girls' education
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello talks about girls' education with Tamara Kreinin of the United Nations Foundation and the Hon. Ambassador Professor Samson Kagengo Ongeri of Kenya. 8 March 2010
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Breaking the barrier of exclusion
The majority of children not attending school are from minority or indigenous populations. Mónica Alemán and Maurice Bryan discuss. 30 July 2009
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UN and UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello talks to former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson on ensuring children's rights in conflict zones.

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