This publication uses data to
illustrate how child marriage and
schooling are related, showing
the likelihood of child marriage
among populations with different
levels of education, as well as the
educational status of girls who are
child brides today.
It is estimated that 244
million children and youth
between the ages of 6 and 18
worldwide were out of school
in 2021. The results are
based on a new, improved
way of measuring, which
and survey data, following
a similar approach to the
one applied before in the
estimation of flagship health
indicators. The estimates
confirm that, even before
the onset of COVID-19,
progress in reducing the
out-of-school population had
This document gathers examples of how AI has been introduced in education worldwide, particularly in developing countries. It also sows the seeds of debates and discussions in the context of the 2019 Mobile Learning Week and beyond, as part of the multiple ways to accomplish Sustainable Development Goal 4, which targets education.
The learning crisis long predated COVID-19. New data presented in this report confirms that learning
poverty was very high even before the pandemic hit: in 2019, the average global learning poverty rate
in low- and middle-income countries was 57 percent.
Worldwide, more people are on the move now than ever before, yet many refugees and migrants face poorer health outcomes than the host populations. Addressing their health needs is, therefore, a global health priority and integral to the principle of the right to health for all. The key is to strengthen and maintain health systems by ensuring that they are refugee- and migrant-sensitive and inclusive.
Health outcomes are influenced by a whole host of determinants. However, refugees and migrants face additional determinants such as precarious legal status; discrimination; social, cultural, linguistic, administrative and financial barriers; lack of information about health entitlements; low health literacy; and fear of detention and deportation.
This groundbreaking publication outlines current and future opportunities and challenges and provides several strategies to improve the health and well-being of refugees and migrants. It is an advocacy tool for national and international policy-makers involved in health and migration.
Evidence on the health of refugees and migrants remains fragmented – comparable data across countries and over time are urgently needed to track progress towards the health-related United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. With only 8 years until the 2030 target date to transform our world, the time to act is now.