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As global leaders convene today in Mallorca, Spain, at the third International Conference on Safe Schools, UNICEF calls for an end to the fighting and protection of education

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In Shahrak e Mahajereen, a mountainous village in Afghanistan’s central highlands, 28-year old Suraya is passionate about transforming the lives of illiterate girls and women.


UNICEF and partners are working hard to achieve complete polio eradication in Afghanistan – which currently has the highest number of polio cases in the world.


I condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the attack which reportedly killed 11 children this morning while they were studying at a religious school in Afghanistan’s southern Kandahar province.


It's International Women's Day! Girls’ education is one of the most powerful investments that can be made to help break cycles of poverty and violence. It can be a turning point for women’s empowerment and the long-term health, peace and prosperity of entire communities and countries.