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    John Kerry Celebrates Diversity (and His Niece) at UN School Graduation

    by  • June 4, 2016 • Education, US Foreign Relations • 1 Comment

    US Secretary of State John Kerry, giving remarks at the United Nations International School's commencement, June 2, 2106, held at the UN. US STATE DEPARTMENT

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyFor the class of 2016 at the United Nations International School in Manhattan, graduation on June 2 was a...

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    Failing Public Schools Spur Global Boom in Private Education

    by  • May 16, 2016 • Education, India, Sustainable Development Goals, Unesco • 

    Chinese Children

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhile governments bask in data showing that the development goal of universal access to primary education has largely been...

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    Syria’s Academics, Caught ‘Between a Hammer and a Hard Place’

    by  • February 7, 2016 • Education, Middle East, Syria • 

    Shells hit the architecture school at Damascus University in 2013.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyHe can’t risk the lives of family members by identifying himself by name, but he is willing to tell...

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    In UN Refugee Camps, Sports Soothe Trauma for Children

    by  • January 27, 2016 • Education, Gender-Based Violence, Health and Population, Refugees • 

    Somali Refugees in Kenya

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously“Sport is the only area of human existence that has achieved universal law,” said Thomas Bach, the president of...

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    A New UN Nutrition Program Financed by Africans for Africans

    by  • November 10, 2015 • Africa, Development, Education, Health and Population, Women's Issues • 1 Comment

    African foreign ministers attending the Unitlife launch at the UN

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyThe first United Nations development aid program financed solely by African countries for their own benefit was announced recently...

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    Finding True Power for Women and Girls: The UN Goals’ Toughest Task

    by  • October 27, 2015 • Africa, Asia, Education, Sustainable Development Goals, Women's Issues • 

    Girls and women may have a large focus in the UN's new development goals, but they also have a long way to go toward equality. Here, a girl in Agadez, Niger. JOE PENNEY

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyChallenged by the staggering agenda of the┬áSustainable Development Goals, which aim to abolish most of the world’s ills within...

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    Rights of Girls, a Politically Loaded Issue, May Sink in the New UN Development Goals

    by  • September 8, 2015 • Development, Education, Sustainable Development Goals • 

    Darfur

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyWhen member countries of the United Nations agreed to the Millennium Development Goals 15 years ago, advocates for stronger...

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    Saving Scholars Who Become Victimized in the Middle East

    by  • August 20, 2015 • Education, Middle East, Unesco • 

    Khalid al-Asaad, the Syrian antiquities scholar beheaded by ISIS.

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyKhalid al-Asaad, an internationally recognized Syrian scholar of antiquities, was beheaded by ISIS on Aug. 18 for refusing to...

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    Rising Attacks and Cultural Obstacles Denying Education for Girls

    by  • February 13, 2015 • Education, Gender-Based Violence, Human Rights, Sustainable Development Goals • 1 Comment

    Schoolgirls in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, who have benefited from a British government program providing monthly stipends of about $1 to keep the girls in school. VICKI FRANCIS/DIFD

    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyIn the few months remaining before a new set of development goals are set to be adopted in the...

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    Favela Girls Pirouette Out of Poverty in Brazil

    by  • January 27, 2015 • Education, Poverty • 

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    Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email SubscribeSubscribe to PassBlueSubscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox. Thank you for subscribing.Something went wrong.We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriouslyFORTALEZA, Brazil — Bom Jardim, home to some 200,000 people, is one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods...

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