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UNESCO: The World Heritage in Young Hands – Educational Resource Kit for teachers

The World Heritage in Young Hands Educational Resource Kit for secondary school teachers is one of the main tools of the World Heritage Education Programme. It aims to sensitize young people to the importance of preserving their local, national and

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Study: The Case for Investing in Young People – United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

This paper presents evidence and analysis to support the integration of young people’s rights, needs, and aspirations in poverty reduction strategies. It shows how to make a convincing and evidence-based case for prioritizing the needs of young people among other

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UK support for private schools in developing countries criticised by UN Committee

  Geneva, 24 May 2016 The United Kingdom (UK)’s controversial support for commercial, low-cost private schools in developing countries has been questioned by a UN Committee on children’s rights.(1) The UK Department for International Development’s support for the for-profit primary

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The Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education

Learning in education for democratic citizenship and human rights education is a lifelong process. Effective learning in the area involves a wide range of stakeholders including policy makers, educational professionals, learners, parents, educational institutions, educational authorities, civil servants, non-governmental organisations,

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Manifesto: Educate towards environment and sustainable development – So that Europe takes action

Environmental education towards sustainable development (EESD) is a necessity for our societies. Since the challenges are growing and becoming more complex, this education requires more than ever the implementation of voluntary and consistent policies at a European level. However, the

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UNESCO: A teacher’s guide on the prevention of violent extremism

This is UNESCO’s first Teacher’s Guide on the Prevention of Violent Extremism through education. This document has been developed to enhance its capacity to provide assistance to countries as they work to strengthen their education sector responses to violent extremism,

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Youth participating in community life: Implementing human rights projects in the Middle East and North Africa – Lessons learned and good practices

This publication is one of the main tools developed through the Mosharka project. It captures the lessons learned and good practices for engaging young people in the promotion of human rights, including working towards implementing recommendations from the Universal Periodic

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African Union Commission: African Youth charter

The African Youth Charter does not only provide the Governments, Youth, Civil Society and International Partners with a continental framework, which underlines to the rights, duties and freedoms of youth. It also paves the way for the development of national

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Study: Recent Trends in National Mechanisms for Gender Equality in Africa

This study presents a situation analysis of the status of national mechanisms in the 53 Member States in Africa over the last five years. It argues that contexts such as economic liberalization policies since the 1980s and the role of

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PASEC2014 – Education System Performance in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa: Competencies and Learning Factors in Primary Education

This report edited by the Conference of Ministers of education of “la Francophonie” presents the results of the PASEC2014 assessment. Ten countries participated in the PASEC2014 assessment: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Congo, Niger, Senegal and Togo.

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