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As a result of the worst shock to education and learning in recorded history, learning poverty has increased by a third in low- and middle-income countries, with an estimated 70 per cent of 10-year-olds unable to understand a simple written text, according to this new report published by the World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF, UK government Foreign Comm

The United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), released a new report that indicates the number of crisis-impacted school-aged children requiring educational support has grown from an estimated 75 million in 2016 to 222 million today.

SA Cities Network’s (SACN) latest State of Cities report strongly points to the need for a “whole-of-government and all-of-society approach” to address rampant urban governance issues. The report is a five-year analysis of nine key cities and their performance, and includes trends, insights, inclusivity, productivity and governance.

The report highlights a global phenomenon: Harsh discipline, corporal punishment, and other forms of violence at school; gendered norms and expectations; and other factors, are preventing boys from achieving academically, while increasing absenteeism and dropouts.UNESCO data reveals that for every 100 women globally, only 88 men are enrolled in

India is ranked 85 out of 180 countries on the global Corruption Perceptions Index for 2021, PTI cited Transparency International report. With a score of 40, India stands at 85th position, while its neighbours Pakistan and Bangladesh fare worse in the global corruption index.

School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic could result in a staggering $17 trillion in lost lifetime earnings for today’s students, according to a UN-backed report.

This document captures human right and labour rights disclosure on 35 bellwether companies in India. The information was extracted from cKinetics’ ESG database, which parameterizes the BRR disclosure of corporates.

The Coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown resulted in a drop in traditional crimes like theft, robbery, and assault on women and children in 2020, but there was a drastic jump in disobedience to government orders, primarily arising due to violations of COVID-19 norms, official data showed.

As COVID-19 swept the globe, deepening existing fault-lines in societies and generating fear and uncertainty, many governments used the pandemic as a pretext to clamp down on civic freedoms, sparking protests in many countries.

The global pandemic has exposed the terrible legacy of deliberately divisive and destructive policies that have perpetuated inequality, discrimination and oppression and paved the way for the devastation wrought by COVID-19, Amnesty International said in its annual report.

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