Learning for Peace
The four-year Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy Programme (2012-2015) – designed as a partnership among UNICEF, the Government of the Netherlands, the national governments of participating countries and other key partners – is an innovative, cross-sectoral programme focusing on education and peacebuilding.
Fourteen countries across East Asia and the Pacific, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, and West and Central Africa are currently taking part of the programme.
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Many countries in the East Asia and the Pacific region are facing significant challenges of reducing conflict and building peace, while at the same time addressing natural hazards and the effects of climate change. Ministries of education and other education agencies and stakeholders have a central role to play in helping prevent and reduce the impact of these challenges. UNICEF,…
NEW YORK, 4 November 2014 – Sri Lanka’s universal primary education policies of the past 70 years have been a great success – for most children.
Nearly 98 per cent of children complete a primary school education and the country boasts a 92.3 per cent literacy rate.
But what about the 2 per cent not in school? Many of the…