Category Archives: Millennium Development Goals

Why we need a global education framework after 2015

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report With the 2015 deadline for the Education for All goals fast approaching, international attention is focusing on what will succeed them. It is crucial that a clear, overarching … Continue reading

Posted in Adult education, Developing countries, Equality, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Skills | 11 Comments

We will never eradicate poverty without quality education for all

As the world marks International Day for Eradication of Poverty, it is crucial to spread the message that equal access to quality education plays a key role in eradicating poverty.  Since 1990, although rates have been cut in half, 21% … Continue reading

Posted in Economic growth, Employment, Equality, Famine, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education | 8 Comments

Why girls’ education matters

With 31 million girls of primary school age out of school, and 17 million expected never to enter school at all, the situation for girls’ education desperately needs addressing. But why does it matter? This Friday is International Day of the Girl Child, where … Continue reading

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The teacher-led push for quality education

By Fred van Leeuwen, general secretary of Education International, the global federation of teacher unions It is clear that the world will not meet the goal of universal primary education by the year 2015 as planned in the United Nation’s … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Equality, Learning, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Teachers, Training | 5 Comments

Post 2015: The UN General Assembly has told us what, now we need to define how

The roadmap for the international development agenda after 2015 was approved yesterday at a special event at the UN General Assembly. The UN Secretary-General said that the post‐2015 framework “must be bold in ambition yet simple in design, supported by … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Conflict, Donors, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty | 1 Comment

Recommendations for the future of the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative

In September 2012, the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, launched the Global Education First Initiative. To mark the one-year anniversary of the Initiative, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report has been asked to prepare an independent, light touch review. … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Teachers | 2 Comments

Education gives girls dignity

Speech, by Mariam Khalique, teacher of Pakistani school girl Malala Yousafzai, at an  event in New York for the release of the Education For All Global Monitoring Report’s new analysis, Education Transforms. “Bismillah! In the name of ALLAH, the most … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Gender, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Quality of education, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 15 Comments

New data launched today: Education Transforms Lives

Today, one week before world leaders meet at the UN General Assembly, we have released new analysis confirming that education lights every stage of the journey to a better life, especially for the poor and the most vulnerable. Education’s unique power … Continue reading

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Our new evidence underlines education’s unique transformative power

Next week we will release new analysis showing how education transforms lives. Presented as a booklet with infographics by Information is Beautiful, the analysis will demonstrate education’s unrivalled power to boost wider development goals. In two weeks’ time, the shape … Continue reading

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Spotlight on Nigeria’s education crisis

Education in Nigeria is in crisis: 10.5 million children are out of school, more than in any other country, and over half of adults in the country are illiterate, a legacy of decades of poor education. In response, the United … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Primary school | 7 Comments