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India is a story of gains and gaps: UNICEF Representative
Aug 07, 2013 Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
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Literacy can help fight poverty: United Nations
Sep 09, 2013 By promoting literacy, we can help millions of people write their own chapter of opportunity in their lives, said Ban Ki-moon, the UN Secretary-General.
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Tertiary Education in Small States: Planning in the context of globalisation
Oct 01, 2013 The book outlines some of the strategies, such as regional and international partnerships and the use of information technology for spreading tertiary education.
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Addressing India’s skills challenges
Apr 28, 2008 The ILO and Ministry of Labour and Employment will hold a national consultation on the development of training policy in India during February 20-21 at the capital. This meeting is expected to lay out a roadmap towards developing an employment policy that adresses India's skills challenges.
India needs to redefine education strategy: President
Mar 20, 2013 "The education sector is today confronted by problems relating to both quantity and quality,” said Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian President.
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Extremists are afraid of books and pens: Malala
Jul 15, 2013 At UN, Malala Yousafzai rallied youth to stand up for universal education.
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End of poverty possible in our generation: report
Jan 11, 2013 We seem to be finally gaining on absolute poverty, the report by an NGO asserts, even as we near the 2015 deadline of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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India could emerge as skill capital: Vice-President Ansari
Apr 10, 2013 Skill development is a stupendous challenge, but at the same time offers great opportunity too, said M Hamid Ansari, the Vice-President of India.
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Accelerating progress on education
Jan 08, 2009 Whilst basic education rights are universally recognised, ways of achieving them are highly contextualised. UNICEF’s Developing Rights-Based Education SWAps in South Asia: From Evidence to Action supports creative thinking and suggests how sector-wide approaches can be an instrument to build an inclusive and equitable education system.
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For many girls, ICT is a boring career: study
Oct 15, 2012 In its endeavour to encourage girls to embrace technology, International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has launched the Tech Needs Girls Prize.
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Rural marathon held to promote girls' education in India
Sep 02, 2014 The marathon Aao Sath Chale (Come, let us walk together), saw participation of more than 1000 sports loving and spirited people.
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Institutionalisation of facilities needed: Disabled students
Mar 28, 2014 Disabled students from various institutes have called for concrete steps for building a more enabling environment.
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Education in 21st century must be inclusive: Karan Singh
Sep 29, 2014 Breakthroughs in communication technology have given us immense possibilities in this regard,” says Indian Parliamentarian Dr Karan Singh.
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ICTs in education: South Asia has a long way to go
Feb 11, 2013 Intel and UNESCO come together for a South Asia Ministerial Forum that discusses ICTs in education and has invited perspectives from all South Asian countries.
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Promoting education during emergencies
Dec 31, 2009 UNICEF’s publication Education in Emergencies in South Asia underlines that schools and other learning spaces are vitally important for all children during disasters and emergencies. Providing individual case studies, it suggests strategies for reducing vulnerabilities and increased enrolment in schools.
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Freeing education of financial constraints in South Asia
May 10, 2010 Education budgeting in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, discusses how economic and financial constraints in South Asia have forced governments to adopt cautious policies on public expenditure, especially in education. This work presents diverse experiences of how budgetary procedures are organised and implemented.
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India needs a productive and committed workforce: Tine Staermose
Oct 04, 2013 "We are not putting the business-as-usual lens on technical advice for India”, says Tine Staermose, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Director for India in an interview with UNIC.
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Tripura is now the most literate state in India
Sep 10, 2013 Tripura jumped to first position among the states of the country in literacy from the 12th position in the 2001 census.
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Access to secondary education still a challenge for girls: UN
Mar 07, 2012 Access to secondary education still remains a challenge for girls, especially in parts of Africa and Asia, according to a recent gender atlas by UNESCO. The atlas highlights the differences in education between girls and boys in terms of access, participation and progression.
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Millions of kids still out of school in Malala’s Pakistan
Jul 29, 2013 According to a report, out of 120 countries in the world, Pakistan has the second largest number of children out of school (after Nigeria).
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Indian govt to formulate new education policy
Jul 31, 2014 "The government proposes to formulate a new policy aimed at meeting the challenges posed by lack of quality and research,” said Smriti Irani, India’s HRD minister.
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Change education pattern for sustainable development: UNESCO chief
Nov 16, 2012 Irina Bokova, Director General of UNESCO, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the launch of the UNESCO Chair at TERI University in New Delhi. Bokova explains how the gap between the knowledge and decision making is a big bottleneck in the path towards sustainable development globally.
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UNFPA to launch videos on life- skills education in India
Aug 01, 2013 The training videos for tutors are intended to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
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Nothing more frustrating than being unemployable: Tharoor
Aug 02, 2013 India’s demographic dividend could turn into a demographic disaster, if millions of young people are not trained to be employable, cautions Shashi Tharoor.
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Experts want best practices for systemic reform in India
Apr 12, 2013 In a three day conference on ‘Transforming Schools for Quality Education’, experts are deliberating on improving the quality of education in India based on the learning’s drawn from best practices.
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Adhocism will ruin Indian school education: Apex court
May 20, 2013 “We spoil the entire education system by appointing ad-hoc teachers who do not have proper qualification," a two-judge bench of India's Supreme Court said today.
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Teachers need to be sensitised towards disabled: Indian Minister
Jan 03, 2014 India’s Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Kumari Selja, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the 15th NCPEDP - Shell Helen Keller Awards-2013 in New Delhi.
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Govt ended discrimination against rural students: SL Prez
Sep 04, 2014 ‘Mahindodaya’ is school development programme which is working to to end discrimination against rural students in the education field.
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Poor quality education holding back South Asia: report
Jul 03, 2014 While the South region has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says that poor quality education is holding the region back.
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High dropout rate in schools a matter of concern: Indian PM
Feb 06, 2013 The Right to Education needs to be fully utilised so that the country can reap the benefits of its demographic dividend, said the Indian Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh.
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