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Global experts call for lifelong learning as the cornerstone of development


Over 100 representatives from UN agencies, donors, academia and civil society organizations agreed today to put quality lifelong learning at the heart of the development agenda. Participants also mapped out ways to ensure all children, youth and adults - especially the most disadvantaged - are able to realize their right to learn. Over the last two decades, access to education has increased with more than 50 million more children in school.  Yet, 61 million children of primary-school age are still left out and many of them live in poor commu... Read More »

Mexico: Government and UNICEF launch ground-breaking study addressing child poverty


In a country known for its economic growth and financial integration, inequity remains an Achilles’ heel. Mexico’s national averages hide a reality of poverty and marginalization for millions of people, including children. In this context UNICEF, together with the national social policy evaluation agency CONEVAL, launched the study Child and Adolescent Poverty and Social Rights in Mexico. “The economy has grown well over the past years”, said UNICEF Representative Isabel Crowley, “But this does not always mean that the poor are better off. T... Read More »

Microsoft Renews Commitment to Education With US$250 Million Investment in Partners in Learning


PRAGUE — Nov. 29, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today kicked off its annual Partners in Learning Global Forum and reaffirmed its commitment to education with a US$250 million, five-year renewal of Microsoft Partners in Learning, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in the program to US$750 million over 15 years. Microsoft aims to grow the Partners in Learning community to 20 million of the 75 million teachers worldwide by 2018 with the renewal and to continue preparing students for the changing global workforce. Microsoft plans to expand Partners ... Read More »

Graphic Design students design stamp


28 March 2013 at 11:15 CET - The Hague – Graphic Design students at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem are going to design the new business stamps for PostNL. The design project is part of their final exam programme 2013. The stamps with values ‘1’ and ‘2’ will be available in early 2014. PostNL issues self-adhesive stamps with a neutral image, especially for business users. The stamps come on rolls of 100 and 200 pieces and have the values ‘1’ and ‘2’, for mail items weighing up to 20 and 50 grams respectively with destinations in the ... Read More »

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