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UN Strike Keeps Children out of School in West Bank

Nearly 51,000 children living in refugee camps in the West Bank have been out of school since early December 2013 due to a strike by United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) employees. The strike has deprived resident ref...
by Amanda Lubit


Women’s Rights Convention Approved in Bahrain

Bahrain signed onto the UN Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in 2002. At that time, the government listed several reservations against specific articles of the convention. Bahrai...
by Amanda Lubit


UN, World Bank, EU Pledge $8.25 Billion in Aid to Sahel Region

The World Bank, European Union, and the United Nations are pledging $8.25 billion to encourage economic growth in the Sahel of Africa, a developing region between the Sahara desert and the Sudanian Savanna. The announcement wa...
by Sean Yi



Neighboring Countries Struggle to Support Syrian Refugee Children

The Jordanian school system, which is already struggling to support its Jordanian youth, is in danger of collapsing due to the sudden influx of Syrian refugee children. School-age children from 5 to 17 years old comprise 35 per...
by Aanchal Narang


UN Launches Emergency Campaign to Prevent the Spread of Polio in Middle East

The World Health Organization is leading an extensive campaign in seven Middle Eastern countries to immunize 20 million children against the polio virus. This effort is intended to stop the current polio outbreak in Syria from ...
by Amanda Lubit


UN Demands Release of Child Soldiers in Democratic Republic of Congo

New report released by MONUSCO, the UN peacekeeping mission in Dem. Of Congo, details the conditions of child soldiers currently held captive by three armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo. MONUSCO is calling upon in...
by Rachel Pozivenec



Dominican Republic Invests in Climate Education

Many teachers in the Dominican Republic  are taking the initiative to enroll in courses in climate change, all in an effort to educate their students. The Dominican Council on Climate Change has launched privately funded clima...
by Aanchal Narang


UN Declares Education a Priority for Peace

On September 21, countries and people around the world observed this year’s International Day of Peace and the theme of “Education for Peace.”The United Nations marked this day with a call for further investme...
by Amanda Lubit


Peru Edges Closer to Universal Primary Education

Peru’s resident United Nations Coordinator, Rebeca Arias, announced on September 18th that the country has met several of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals ahead of schedule. Peru has succeeded in meeting the goals for ...
by Carla Drumhiller