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U.S. High School Completion Rate Reaches All-Time High

President Barack Obama says the percentage of Americans completing high school rose to its highest level ever last year. The president said the completion rate for the 2014-2015 school year was 83.2 percent – the highest percentage on record. The numbers are based on information gathered from schools across the United States. Photo:GRACE SMITH. Obama […]

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Photo of the Day – Oct. 10, 2016

UN Women Offers Training at Civilian Protection Site, Juba The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) offers training to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) living at a Protection of Civilian site (PoC 3) run by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Juba. The training includes computer skills, […]

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Women’s Group Teaches Life Skills to Help Afghans in America

New York, N.Y. Every day in a modest home in Queens, New York, more than 100 women of Afghan descent are crammed into makeshift classrooms. They are learning the basics of life in America, such as getting a driver’s license or reading and writing English, but they also can gain help with something as complex and […]

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69 Million New Teachers Needed to Achieve Global Education Goals

New York, N.Y. On World Teacher’s Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030, the deadline of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).             […]

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“Innovative” Technology Helps Rural Education in Bangladesh

New York, N.Y, The “innovative” use of technology is helping to boost rural education in Bangladesh according to the founder of a school who has been nominated as a UN Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs. SDG leader, Shougat Nazbin Khan   UN Photo/Priyanka Shankar Shougat Nazbin Khan set up H A Digital […]

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Make Everybody Feel Like Somebody

On Thursday, August 11, 2016, Daniel Fitzpatrick, age 13, died by suicide in his home on Staten Island. He left behind a long message describing bullying at his school and his frustration with the adults whose help he sought. We may not know Danny and never meet his family. We may not know the school […]

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Legendary Folk Singers and Social Justice Advocates to Hold Benefit Concert in NYC

Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey Together Again to Sing the Songs of Peter, Paul and Mary (New York, New York – August 12, 2016) For more than 50 years, Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul and Mary have, along with their greatly missed partner and friend, Mary Travers, used their music […]

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U.N. Spotlights Indigenous Peoples’ Right To Education

New York, N.Y. To mark the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, senior United Nations officials are calling on Governments to improve access to education and ensure that the most vulnerable are not left behind as the journey to achieve the new UN Sustainable Development Goals gets under way.           […]

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Breakthrough PTSD Program for Veterans to go Nationwide

Shelter, Clean Water to Families Amid Iraq’s Mosul Offensive

Tobacco Plants Found Capable of Producing Malaria Drug

The J. Luce Foundation’s Young Global Leadership Initiative

U.N. – African Partnership to Foster Jobs for African Rural Youth

People In Madagascar ‘Living On The Brink,’ U.N. Efforts On Food Crisis