Education Archive

Girl Up visits Guatemala to learn more about programs that help adolescent girls receive an education, see a doctor, and stay safe from violence. April 18, 2013. (INSIDER IMAGES/Stuart Ramson for UN Foundation)
Africa, Central America, Education, Human Rights, North America, Perspectives

A Wave of Change: For Girls

Girls are having their moment in the spotlight. From Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn initiative, to the Always #LikeAGirl Super Bowl ad last year,...
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy, actress Angelina Jolie, speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on women, peace, security, and sexual violence in conflict at United Nations Headquarters in New York June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT POLITICS) - RTX10ZC8
37(2) Winter 2016, Current Feature, Education, Featured, Features, Health, Human Rights, Letter from the Editors, Politics, Science & Technology, Security

The New Global Ambassador: Popular Culture as a Tool of International Diplomacy

Our winter 2016 feature issue, The New Global Ambassador: Popular Culture as a Tool of International Diplomacy, will be hitting newsstands soon! Check out the latest print...
"Girls at the reopening of a school after Taliban occupation," by Sgt. Jesse Stence, accessed via Wikimedia Commons
Asia, Education, Human Rights, Perspectives

The Right to Education: Regulating the Conduct of Armed Forces Under International Law

Paramilitary troops had been living in the classrooms of Tankuppa High School for three years when my colleagues at Human Rights Watch visited the...
Damian Draghici giving a speech. Throughout his time in the European Parliament, Mr. Draghici has worked to improve the situation of the historically marginalized Roma population. By Partidul Social Democrat from Romania, CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.
37(1) Fall 2015, Education, Europe, Health, Human Rights, Interviews, Politics

Beyond the “Roma Issue”: Holistically Combatting the Marginalization of Roma Populations

Could you please give us some background on the Roma and the principal issues facing this population in Europe? Let me begin by sharing a...
"One of the Women's Health meeting groups in the mountains above Dang" by Friends of UNFPA.  CC BY-ND 4.0, accessed via flickr.
37(1) Fall 2015, Economics, Education, Features, Human Rights, Middle East

Gender Equality and the United Nations: An Interview with Nafis Sadik

  As a women’s rights advocate and physician, could you tell us a little about your thoughts on MDGs 3 and 5, which focus...
"Garmsir district continues progress in education with Safar School construction" by DVIDSHUB. CC BY 4.0, accessed via flickr.
37(1) Fall 2015, Africa, Economics, Education, Environment, Europe, Features, Health, Human Rights, Middle East

From MDGs to SDGs: The Political Value of Common Global Goals

  The adoption of the Millennium Declaration by world leaders 15 years ago was an unprecedented show of global unity. At the turn of...
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37(1) Fall 2015, Economics, Education, Features, Politics

Making the Millennium Development Goals Sustainable

The key to ensuring that the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are as successful, or even more impactful, than the MDGs is that there must...
An empty courtyard in Education City in Doha, Qatar. ("Unidentified building at Education City in Doha" by Steve Bennett. Accessed via Wikimedia Commons.)
37(1) Fall 2015, Americas, Analysis, East Asia, Education, Global Notebook, Human Rights, Middle East, North America

Transforming the University: The Curious Politics of US Satellite Campuses

When New York University (NYU) announced the completion of its US$1billion Abu Dhabi campus (NYUAD) in 2008, NYU’s president, John Sexton, called the project...
Mother support group leader Gladys Nagilai and other mothers with their budding tomato crop in a greenhouse in Lodwar, northern Kenya. The crops were planted by a mother support group. There are 13 mothers in the group who meet once a month to learn from each other about infant and child nutrition. During their meetings, nutritionists also teach them about infant and
child feeding.

The support group members actively train other mothers in the community
about feeding and nutrition. The greenhouse farming project – which is
supported by UNICEF and the IOM with funding from the UK – is underway as a means of improving their household food security. Some of the crops are sold and what’s left over is used by the mothers.
37(1) Fall 2015, Africa, Asia, Economics, Education, Features, Health, Human Rights, Middle East, Politics

Progress for Whom? Assessing the Millennium Development Goals

As the year 2015 approaches its close, it is time to revisit the Millennium Development Goals. Developed in 2000 at the UN Millennium Summit,...
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37(1) Fall 2015, Current Feature, Economics, Education, Environment, Featured, Features, Health, Human Rights, Letter from the Editors

Towards a Sustainable Future: Reviewing the Millennium Development Goals

Our fall 2015 feature issue, Towards a Sustainable Future: Reviewing the Millennium Development Goals, has hit newsstands! Check out the latest print edition as...