Universal Children’s day 20th November was also universal children’s day. United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. Yet recently the Children’s society reported that 25% of children in the UK are unhappy The […]
Recently a British teenager won almost a million in championships of the computer game Fortnite. So what other good news can we find in evidence of the positive aspects of gaming? Economic impact The BFI report, “Screen Business: How tax incentives help power economic growth across the UK”, says that the gaming industry directly employs […]
Save the Children has just published its third annual report which examines the condition of children in different nations worldwide. It includes data on ill-health, malnutrition, exclusion from education, child labour, child marriage, early pregnancy and violent death and compares data from 2000-2019 giving a snapshot of changes. Look at the country rankings to see […]
A new handy reference tool from the World Bank for those seeking accessible statistics on gender. It covers 217 countries, tracing progress in closing gender gaps between 2000-2017. Topics covered include education, health, agency and employment.
A new index which focuses specifically on female disadvantage and achievement at a regional level within the European Union. It has two indices: Female Disadvantage Index (FemDI) Female Achievement Index (FemAI). These both focus on 7 key areas 1) Work & Money, 2) Knowledge, 3) Time, 4) Power, 5) Health, 6) Safety, Security & Trust […]
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The OECD has discussed methodology (in terms of OECD nations) in a number of its reports. This includes How Was Life? Global Well-being since 1820 – which covers 25 nations. They have also developed the Better Life Index- which compare well-being across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has identified as essential, in the areas of material living conditions […]
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12th August was designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. To commemorate it here are several resources. End of childhood The Save the Children report, Stolen Childhoods. The report has found that in 2017 1.2 billion childhoods were threatened by conflict, poverty and gender discrimination. Political participation/Engagement UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs […]
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Only 2% of children have the critical literacy skills they need to tell if a news story is real or fake
According to the final report from the Commission on Fake News and the Teaching of Critical Literacy Skills which was established by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Literacy and the National Literacy Trust. Almost two thirds of teachers surveyed felt this was increasing anxiety and effecting wellbeing in children. Results cover primary and secondary age […]
This new visual atlas has just been released by the World Bank It has charts and articles based on the 17 SDGs taken from the World Development Indicators. Topics covered include poverty, gender equality, education, and climate justice.
French Language day was celebrated on 20th March. Journée de la langue française is a day designated by the United Nations to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity. The official website has some UN resources on the benefits of language learning. Here some free French language resources. Culturethèque– the Library of the Institut Français library in London […]