ٌRegional Bureau for Education in the Arab States

Cluster Office for Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the Palestinian Territories 

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The UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Beirut was established in 1961 and has since, a long-standing partnership with Lebanon and the Arab Region, serving 19 Member States. Today, the Bureau assumes the role of Cluster Office for Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and the Palestinian Territories in the Middle East. UNESCO works to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO’s programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. 

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Data and Research on the Middle East Region

Literacy and Life Skills Assessment of Syrian Youth (2021)

Syrian youth’s literacy levels are promising but they need more support to thrive in life and work, according to a UNESCO study.

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Promoting Global Citizenship Education in Arab universities: A regional outlook

Last year, UNESCO commissioned a study and gathered views from about 700 students and academia, to better understand the situation of GCED in Higher Education in the Arab Region.

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Promoting global citizenship education in Arab universities: proposals for action

Based on existing practices, this document provides universities, academia and students with concrete proposals on how to better mainstream GCED and its values, through higher education, in the Arab region.

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COVID-19 learning losses: rebuilding quality learning for all in the Middle East and North Africa

An entire generation of students could lose up to USD1 trillion throughout the course of their lives in MENA due to COVID19. A World Bank-UNESCO-UNICEF report lays out the magnitude of the education crisis.

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