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Literacy Assessment of Syrian Youth Refugees in Lebanon

Literacy Assessment of Syrian Youth Refugees in Lebanon

On the occasion of Literacy day this year (September 8), UNESCO is pleased to launch the Syrian Youth Literacy Assessment Survey (SYLAS) report, a study conducted in Lebanon in 2019 by UNESCO and UNHCR and funded by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). Literacy is important in today’s world. It is a

Secretary-General’s Policy Brief on Education during COVID-19 and Beyond

Key Messages 4 August 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has created the largest disruption of education systems in history, affecting nearly 1.6 billion learners in all countries and all continents. The pandemic has exacerbated education disparities. Learning losses due to prolonged school closures threaten to erase progress made in recent decades, not least for girls and

UNESCO organizes a virtual knowledge-sharing workshop on distance education programmes using radio and television in the Arab States

Beirut, 21 July 2020 – In the Arab region, where 13 million children and youth are already out-of-school due to conflict, an additional 100 million learners have been affected by school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a similar manner as countries of other regions, some Arab countries have adopted online learning modalities to

UNESCO supports education in Yemen with generous funding from King Salman Center Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center

As part of their response to the educational crisis in countries in conflict, and in the framework of their support for Arab States to meet the educational needs of children in times of crisis, UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States (UNESCO Beirut) and King Salman Center Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief)

UNESCO Beirut organizes a webinar for Syrian journalists about Fake News and Disinformation during COVID-19

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has denounced the “massive infodemic” of disinformation and misinformation swirling amidst the COVID-19 pandemic as a driver of the crisis itself. In the current context, dis- and misinformation represent a serious challenge in addressing a viral epidemic or other public health crisis. Governments are right to take the threat of

UNESCO Beirut and the Regional Center for Educational Planning initiate a regional dialogue on the Future of Education after COVID-19 in presence of UAE Minister of Education

The current global pandemic has changed anticipated futures across the globe. The COVID-19 crisis is both world-shattering and world-making as there is a widely shared sense that humanity is at a defining moment for rethinking the future. While a reflection on probable/anticipated and possible/alternative futures is well underway within UNESCO’s Futures of Education: Learning to

UNESCO and Education Cannot Wait provide the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with online learning material for teachers and students

Beirut, Lebanon Monday, 11 May 2020 (UNESCO/Ministry of Education and Higher Education)- The COVID-19 outbreak has translated into a major education crisis. In Lebanon, 1.2 million children are affected by school closure and have seen their learning routine disrupted. While Lebanon has switched to distance teaching and learning to mitigate the effects of such disruption, challenges

290 million students out of school due to COVID-19: UNESCO releases first global numbers and mobilizes response

Paris, 4 March – School closures in thirteen countries to contain the spread of COVID-19 are disrupting the education of 290.5 million students globally, a figure without precedent. UNESCO is providing immediate support to countries, including solutions for inclusive distance learning. “We are working with countries to assure the continuity of learning for all, especially

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