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UE dá apoio financeiro à promoção dos direitos humanos em Angola

Lusa 11 December 2018

A União Europeia (UE) vai financiar com 810.000 euros projetos de quatro organizações angolanas da sociedade civil que visam “reforçar a proteção e respeito” dos direitos humanos no país, segundo contratos de subvenção assinados em Luanda.

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Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities

Relief Web 10 December 2018

Addis Ababa, 10 December 2018: A project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities in Gambella and Benishangul-Gumuz regions in Ethiopia has been launched. Part of a US$15 million two-year investment in refugee education in Ethiopia by Education Cannot Wait, the project will construct three new inclusive model secondary schools, 41 classrooms in eight secondary schools, and 84 classrooms in four primary schools. About 12,000 children from refugee camps and the surrounding host communities - half of them girls – are expected to benefit.

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Português passou a ser décima língua da Escola Internacional das Nações Unidas

OEI 6 December 2018

Portugal e Brasil assinaram no dia 5 de dezembro de 2018, na Organização das Nações Unidas (ONU), um memorando de entendimento para o ensino de português na escola desta organização internacional, em Nova Iorque, tornando-se este idioma o 10.º a ser ali lecionado

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The LEGO Foundation Awards $100 million to Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop 5 December 2018

The LEGO Foundation Awards $100 million to Sesame Workshop to Bring the Power of Learning through Play to Children Affected by the Rohingya and Syrian Refugee Crises

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Sesame Workshop just got another $100 Million to bring Muppets to refugee kids

Fast Company 5 December 2018

In late 2017, Sesame and the International Rescue Committee earned an initial $100 million grant by winning the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change competition to create programming specifically designed for Middle Eastern refugees from conflict zones in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria.


Now the Lego Foundation just gave Sesame Workshop another $100 million, doubling its funding for the project. The grant will allow Sesame to intensify its current work creating positive, play-based educational interventions for kids impacted by the Syrian conflict, and expand the program to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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UN General Assembly proclaims 24 January International Day of Education

UNESCO 5 December 2018

On 3 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus a resolution proclaiming 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

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Yemen’s Conflict Shuts A Third Of Schools: UNICEF

Urdu Point 1 December 2018

The conflict in Yemen has forced over a third of all schools there to close, with 15 located on the frontline and others badly damaged or being used as shelters for displaced families, a UNICEF official said.

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In Her Fight for Education, She Never Lost Her Voice

New York Times 1 December 2018

Martine Edjuku was born into a country in conflict.

The Democratic Republic of Congo had been in political crisis for decades, something that came into sharp focus for her once Ms. Edjuku reached high school. As the conflict intensified, teachers were not paid and schools closed.

Ms. Edjuku and fellow students took up a collection to cover the transportation costs and a small salary just to get teachers to school, and classes were able to resume.

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Amid progress talks in Geneva, military use of schools put thousands of children at risk

Relief Web 28 November 2018

While international governments meet in Geneva this week to discuss progress and development in Afghanistan, thousands of children remain at risk and out of school due to the ongoing conflict.

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Joint statement of the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack

Save the Children 27 November 2018

Increasing insecurity and a significant rise in school attacks puts almost two decades of progress at risk for Afghan children

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Education in emergencies and crises: Council adopts conclusions

Council of the European Union 26 November 2018

The Council adopted conclusions on education in emergencies and protracted crises. The Council expresses its grave concern that more than 75 million children affected by emergencies and protracted crises have no access to quality education. The Council is equally concerned that violence is on the increase in and around the education environment.

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Girls In Crisis - Orange the World

Education Cannot Wait 26 November 2018

Providing education for girls and adolescent girls living in crisis and conflict is the single most powerful act we can take to empower a marginalized gender. As a global community committed to end violence against women, promote women leadership and ensure universal access to education, anything less would miss the target.

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Resolução do Parlamento Europeu sobre a ajuda da UE ao desenvolvimento no setor da Educação

Right to Education Project 16 November 2018

A UE “(...) manifesta convicção de que a ajuda em matéria de educação deve ser uma prioridade, uma vez que a educação é um direito fundamental, mas também porque é essencial para a realização dos restantes ODS: o desenvolvimento económico e a redução das desigualdades, a igualdade de géneros, a emancipação das raparigas e das mulheres, a inclusão social das pessoas com deficiência, a saúde, a democracia e o Estado de direito, e a prevenção de conflitos (...)”.
(http://www.right-to-education.org/news/european-parliament-bans-eu-development-aid-funding-commercial-private-schools?fbclid=IwAR1Q5gVyBuNlJagWV-OVbPC1jZB50nT43hH_yhjsEVMnd881AXhTYV72u2I)

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Angola: “Igreja vai continuar a colaborar na educação, cultura e saúde, em Angola”

Notícias do Vatocano 15 November 2018

“No prosseguimento da sua visita pastoral a Angola, o Cardeal Fernando Filoni, Prefeito da Congregação para Evangelização dos Povos, afirmou, nesta quarta-feira (14/11), em Luanda, que a Igreja Católica vai continuar a trabalhar com os sectores da educação, cultura e saúde em Angola.”

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88,000 Rohingya refugees and host community children to get education aid

Their World 14 November 2018

More than 88,000 Rohingya refugees and children from their host community in Bangladesh are to get education aid thanks to a major funding package.

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