Objective Education for ALL

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Education for All

Expressing concern over the slow rate of progress towards Education for All, UN representatives discussed how to scale up efforts to achieve the goals by 2015, during a private meeting hosted by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in New York on 18 September 2011.

UN Principals and senior representatives from UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, UN Women and the EFA-Fast Track Initiative discussed how to scale up efforts to achieve the goals by 2015, during a private meeting hosted by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in New York on 18 September 2011.

Equity, they affirmed, must be a primary goal in order to ensure that the most disadvantaged children and youth get into school. They noted that too many children and youth are leaving school without adequate skills to secure decent jobs, emphasizing the need to increase attention on the critical area of girls’ secondary education, where progress has been far too slow.

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UN Principals and senior representatives from UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, the World Bank, UN Women and the EFA-Fast Track Initiative discussed how to scale up efforts to achieve the goals by 2015, during a private meeting hosted by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in New York on 18 September 2011.

Equity, they affirmed, must be a primary goal in order to ensure that the most disadvantaged children and youth get into school. They noted that too many children and youth are leaving school without adequate skills to secure decent jobs, emphasizing the need to increase attention on the critical area of girls’ secondary education, where progress has been far too slow.