#EducationOnTheMove campaign – meet Richard

It’s back to school month in many countries around the world. Pencils, bags and reading lists are being compiled by some children, but not by all. Meet Richard, an asylum seeker from Chad. Aged 21 years, he left Chad after finishing one year of university studies and travelled land and seas to get to France. […]

Supporting teachers in emergencies through crisis-sensitive policies

By Karen Mundy, Director of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning and Carlos Vargas-Tamez, Head of the Secretariat of the International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 and Chief of Section for Teacher Development, UNESCO The unfolding events in Ukraine are a stark reminder that crises can strike anytime, anywhere. In addition, other ongoing […]

Countries must urgently protect the right to education of migrants and refugees in the Arab States

The first regional edition of the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report published by UNESCO was launched this morning at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). The Arab States Migration, displacement and education: Building bridges, not walls Report analyses the impact of these population movements on education systems in the region and presents a series […]

Roxana, a Romanian student on an Erasmus exchange programme, “learned to look beyond stereotypes”

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report. The EU’s higher education strategy includes a target for at least 20% of graduates to experience part of their study or training abroad. Erasmus is the largest and most prominent student mobility programme in the world. Participants study up to […]

Teachers multitask in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar camps for Rohingya refugees

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report. Anowar is a Rohingya refugee who has been living in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh for over a year. He is a learning instructor in the Burmese language. ‘I’m happy. We Rohingya need education. If we don’t get it, we’ll suffer […]

Undocumented children cannot go to school in South Africa: ‘The system is letting them down’

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report. Kutenda is a 13-year-old Zimbabwean boy in South Africa who is lucky to be in school at all. He has no documentation because the country’s permit requirements for Zimbabwean migrants have changed so many times. The last permit scheme specifically […]

John is a Cuban teacher who moved to Canada in 1997 and faced difficulty finding work

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report. The reluctance of some countries to recognize teacher qualifications across borders is one of the most important challenges for migrant teachers. ‘Becoming a teacher in a foreign country is really challenging. I had two or three interviews where I said […]

Sazhida runs a kindergarten for pastoralist children in the mountains of Kyrgyzstan during the summer

This content comes from our newly released interactive youth version of the 2019 GEM Report, presented today at the UN Youth Forum in New York. Jailoo kindergartens provide education for the children of pastoralist families who move to mountain pastures (jailoo) in the summer to fatten their livestock for the winter. The kindergartens ensure that […]

New 2019 GEM Report shows insufficient progress including migrants and refugees in national education systems

Launched at events across five continents today, the new Global Education Monitoring Report, Building Bridges, not Walls shows that progress is insufficient in providing an inclusive education for migrants, refugees or other displaced people. Migration and displacement affect education.   Internal migration to cities for work often leads to millions of children being left behind, […]

A teacher remains fiercely committed to her students as UNRWA schools face closure

Nesrin Ayoub is the head-teacher of an UNRWA-run girls’ primary school of 450 girls aged 6-16 years in Ein Hilweh Refugee Camp, in Lebanon. All the children are all Palestine refugees from Lebanon and Syria. People in the Ein Hilweh Camp live in harsh conditions of socio-economic challenges and unstable security conditions where armed clashes […]

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