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South Sudan, 3 July 2018: Up to 2.4 million children are not attending school

South Africa, 1 February 2018: UNICEF hosts Fellows of the International Centre for Journalists

31 January 2018: 3 in 10 young people in conflict or disaster-stricken countries are illiterate – UNICEF

Namibia, 6 November 2017: Early moments matter for children’s brain development

Somalia, 23 October 2017: Global Partnership for Education grants US$5.6 million for quality education for children in Puntland State

Rwanda, 4 October 2017: IKEA Foundation provides UNICEF a new grant of over €3.5 million to expand early childhood development programmes

Uganda, 30 March 2017: Irish Government provides €7.2 million to improve education for 150,000 children in Karamoja

Rwanda, 20 February 2017: UNICEF and UNHCR collaborate with the Government to launch the “back to school” campaign for Burundian refugees

Rwanda, 25 November 2016: UNICEF ventures into private sector partnership with SORWATHE on early childhood development interventions

South Africa, 21 November 2016: UNICEF highlights children in the South African budget

Somalia, 15 November 2016: Thousands of children displaced and out of school due to Galkayo fighting

New York, 24 October 2016: UNICEF and H&M Foundation launch an interactive digital brain development tool for young children

Zimbabwe, 22 September 2016: Sharp rise in children needing assistance as El Niño bites

Uganda, 15 September 2016: National policy on early childhood development launched

New York, 18 September 2016: UNICEF calls for an increase in education spending as new report reveals global crisis in learning

1 September 2016: In 10 countries with highest out-of-school rates, 40 per cent of children are not accessing basic education

South Africa, 14 July 2016: Play-based learning takes centre stage

28 June 2016: Poverty, illiteracy and early deaths await world’s most disadvantaged children: UNICEF

Burundi, 4 June 2016: Statement attributable to UNICEF Regional Director for Eastern & Southern Africa, Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala

1 June 2016: The power of education for building peace in Africa

25 May 2016: Pioneering new film “The Beginning of Life” to be released across global streaming and multimedia platforms

20 May 2016: UNICEF at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, 23 - 24 May 2016

Tanzania, 27 April 2016: Government launches Fursa kwa Watoto to improve the quality of pre-primary education

Kenya, 26 April 2016: Save the Children and UNICEF launch the Every Last Child Campaign

14 April 2016: World Bank Group, UNICEF urge greater investment in early childhood development

14 April 2016: New figures on growing inequality among children in high-income countries – UNICEF

8 March 2016: New multi-country initiative will protect millions of girls from child marriage – UNICEF/UNFPA

South Sudan, 17 February 2016: Education drive to benefit half a million out-of-school children

Namibia, 5 February 2016: School Sports for Development Programme launched

South Sudan, 12 January 2016: Highest proportion of out-of-school children in global conflict zones

Somalia, December 2015: UNICEF calls for more action following accidental killing of two children by leftover explosive device

South Sudan, 15 December 2015: Children move from classrooms under the trees to new schools in UNICEF, USAID, Global Partnership for Education collaboration

Uganda, October 2015: From loneliness and jiggers to joy

Kenya, 5 October 2015: Remote, but not forgotten: UNICEF & Educate A Child launch education campaign

South Sudan, 8 September 2015: First-ever comprehensive national curriculum launched

Uganda, 21 September 2015: International Day of Peace: Government and UNICEF promote teaching and learning for peace

Zimbabwe, 7 September 2015: The UK provides USD 37 million to improve education

South Sudan, 25 August 2015: Bringing education to the children of Pibor

Kenya, 22 July 2015: UNICEF partners with World Vision to promote school health

Rwanda, 16 June 2015: On the Day of the African Child, accelerated effort in Early Childhood Development

New York, 2 June 2015: Gucci-UNICEF partnership turns 10: Over 7.5 million children reap rewards

Kenya, 28 April 2015: Event calls for a ‘Vote for Education’ for the next generation

New York/Addis Ababa, 21 April 2015: Access to education for 1 million children improved through 10-year UNICEF and ING partnership

31 March 2015: New competition aims to find creative solutions to education challenges in conflict zones

Rwanda, 14 January 2015: New early childhood development & family centre inaugurated in Ngoma district

South Sudan, 19 February 2015: Amid conflict, 400,000 children will go back to school

Namibia, 19 January 2015: Making investments in early childhood development: It is time to act

19 January 2015: Adolescents twice as likely to be out of school as children of primary school age, say UNESCO and UNICEF

Malawi, 19 November 2014: UNICEF Representative at the 10th anniversary of Schools for Africa

Tanzania, 24 November 2014: Regional workshop promotes quality, affordable pre-primary education

South Sudan, 19 November 2014: Learning Spaces as Zones of Peace

Uganda, 4 November 2014: PLE pupils from Ntoroko district to stay an extra day in temporary sites due to floods

Uganda, 3 November 2014: PLE pupils from Ntoroko District sit first set of examinations despite rainy season

South Africa, 28 October 2014: Baroness Amos joins Beyond Sport and UNICEF at Johannesburg high school

South Sudan, 16 October 2014: Survey shows education is number one priority

South Sudan, 29 May 2014: USAID, UNICEF announce $17 million emergency education project for war-displaced children

Dakar/Nairobi, 16 June 2014: Out of school and out of luck

South Sudan, 14 January 2014: Candidates sit for primary school graduation exams while sheltering at UN compounds in Juba

South Sudan, 11 October 2013: On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation is crucial in ensuring that more girls complete their education

Namibia, 15 November 2013: Namibia Education Transition Fund launched to improve quality education

Malawi, 9 October 2013: EU and UNICEF Malawi to achieve Millennium Development Goals in Malawi

Uganda, 11 October 2013: Joint Press Release: International Day of the Girl Child

Zimbabwe, 11 October 2013: On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning

South Africa, 11 October 2013: On International Day of the Girl Child, innovation key to more girls in school and learning

Somalia, 27 September 2013: New York meeting sets agenda for progress in education in Somalia

Somalia, 23 September 2013: High level signing ceremony highlights importance of strategic partnerships for getting Somali children to school

Uganda, 21 September 2013: UN Joint Statement: Commemorating the International Day of Peace

New York, 19 September 2013: Media advisory: Education cannot wait: High-level meeting to call for global action to plan for, prioritize and protect education in crisis-affected countries

Somalia, 6 September 2013: Massive campaign to get one million Somali children into school to be launched

Somalia, 30 August 2013: Media, Community oriented on the Somali Go 2 School Initiative

New York, 11 July 2013: Malala Day inspires youth around the world to demand their right to education

Somalia, 18 June 2013: High Level Conference in Mogadishu to discuss the future of Somali education

New York, 17 June 2013: UNICEF, Nelson Mandela Foundation and Peter Krämer Foundation kick off appeal to expand Schools for Africa Initiative

Somalia, 23 May 2013: Major new funding for teachers’ salaries in Puntland and Somaliland

Madagascar, 7 April 2013: Katy Perry teams up with UNICEF and visits children in Madagascar

South Sudan, 27 November 2012: Children benefit from new classrooms in Warrap and Northern Bahr el Ghazal States

South Africa, 12 October 2012: UNICEF applauds new integrated school health programme

Rwanda, 31 August 2012: Rwanda wins prestigious commonwealth education award

Zimbabwe, 27 March 2012: United Kingdom invests US $38 million to improve education for Zimbabwe’s children

Madagascar, 5 March 2012: UNICEF brings children back to school after Cyclone Giovanna

Zambia, 16 January 2012: Netherlands provides US$10 million for UNICEF education programme

Somalia, 4 November 2011: Emergency education survey completed; 13 per cent of Somali students receiving food assistance in schools

Somalia, 9 August 2011: Education Cluster rapid assessment warns of massive school drop out

Burundi, 6 May 2011: ‘Education for All’ week puts girls’ education and women’s empowerment in focus

Rwanda, 17 November 2010: Children’s Summit focuses on education fit for children

Rwanda, 19 October 2010: Joint review of the Education Sector in Rwanda focuses on quality education for all

Zimbabwe, 8 September 2010: Over 5500 primary schools begin receiving vital education support

Somalia, 1 September 2010: EU-funded education support programme launched



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