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Forgotten or ignored? Education gets no mention in the draft political statement for the UN High Level Political Forum – Education Article

UN Photo/Sahem Rababah The zero draft of the political declaration of the High Level Political Forum (HLPF), taking place this year under the auspices of the General Assembly, has been released ahead of a consultation among UN Member States in New York today. But it does not once mention education. The draft mentions empowering girls; supporting the most vulnerable people; and reaching those furthest behind first, ‘freeing humanity from the tyranny of poverty’, committing to inclusive economic growth and helping…

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Per a proclamation by the United Nations, today is… – Education Article

Per a proclamation by the United Nations, today is World Science Day for Peace & Development – an apropos time to highlight the fellowship of Emily Hart, chemistry teacher at KIPP NYC College Prep High School in the Bronx. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates this day in order “to underscore the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable, fragile planet we call home and in making our societies more sustainable.” Similarly, the…

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