By 2020, refugee youth (refugees aged 14-29) will number over 1.5 million. This represents an overall 6 per cent rise since 2010: 4 per cent in Jordan, 8 per cent in the West Bank and 15 per cent in Gaza. UNRWA’s ten youth commitments are in the areas of education, health, vocational training, microfinance, scholarships, skills development, rights, partnerships,… Read more
UNRWA has been integrating human rights, conflict resolution and tolerance (HRCRT) in its schools for more than 10 years. The HRCRT policy takes the definition of human rights education that was developed for the World Programme for Human Rights Education (HRE), which began in 2005. The World Programme for HRE has provided a framework for… Read more
Teachers are at the heart of the education reforms of the United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). A school based programme of continuous professional development for teachers was therefore introduced in 2012. UNRWA’s School Based Teacher Development (SBTD): Transforming Classroom Practices programme reflects the importance of developing and supporting… Read more
Students in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) schools are taught the curriculum of their host country; an agreement which has been in place between UNRWA, UNESCO and the host countries since 1954 to facilitate refugees’ access to the host countries’ secondary schools. UNRWA need to ensure that… Read more
In Syria, the crisis has pushed the capacity of basic social services to the breaking point, with a devastating impact on 4.5 million children. A total of 2 million children are out of school and one in five schools has been destroyed, damaged, or used for other purposes, including occupation by armed groups. The economic… Read more
Fact sheet, presents facts about young adolescent pregnancies and answers the question: What needs to be done to promote the sexual and reproductive health of adolescents and to prevent adolescent mothers and their babies from dying in pregnancy?
This factsheet focuses on the progress towards achieving Millennium Development Goal 5 – improving maternal mortality. It includes the following update: Target 5.A: Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio Maternal mortality has nearly halved since 1990. An estimated 287,000 maternal deaths occurred in 2010 worldwide, a decline of 47 per cent from 1990…. Read more