Children today are still being economically exploited and used as a cheap labor source – even in countries that singed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. .
MANY DEAD AFTER MONSOONS IN BANGLADESH
After heavy rainfalls in Nepal, India and Bangladesh, dozens of people have died. Ten thousand people were forced to leave their homes. After initial estimates, thousands located in the refugee camps in Bangladesh were left homeless and several people lost their lives due to being struck by lightning. learn more
758 Million people can neither read nor write
On the occasion of the upcoming UNESCO World Literacy Day on September 8, UNESCO-Goodwill Ambassador Dr. h.c. Ute-Henriette Ohoven challenges organisations, initiatives and governments to step up their efforts to improve global literacy. learn more