Category Archives: Sustainable development

The new education targets still need fine-tuning

The next few days are crucial for putting finishing touches on the sustainable development goals (SDGs) before they are handed over to the group who will work on the text at September’s United Nations General Assembly.  Large substantial changes are likely to … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Donors, Finance, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Quality of education, Skills, Sustainable development, Teachers | 1 Comment

We believe education transforms lives. Do you?

With just a few weeks to go before world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly, the EFA Global Monitoring Report team is launching a new website, ‘Education Transforms’, containing infographics showing education’s pivotal role in achieving progress across … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Employment, Environment, Famine, Gender, Governance, Health, HIV/AIDS, Literacy, Millennium Development Goals, Nutrition, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Pre-primary education, Primary school, Reproductive health, Sustainable development, Uncategorized, Youth | 3 Comments

BRIEFLY: UNICEF calls for sustainable development post-2015 to focus on children

UNICEF makes a compelling case for putting children at the centre of the post-2015 sustainable development framework in a new paper, ‘Sustainable development starts and ends with safe, healthy and well-educated children’. Investing in children’s well-being and learning is the … Continue reading

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Sustainable development begins with education

By Pauline Rose, director of the EFA Global Monitoring Report As the post-2015 goal-setting process continues, education has increasingly been discussed as not only a development goal in its own right, but also a key way of reaching other development … Continue reading

Posted in Developing countries, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Equality, Equity, Literacy, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education, Sustainable development, Teachers, Uncategorized | 6 Comments

Join the consultation on Teaching and Learning for Development

A learning crisis is leaving one in three primary school-aged children not achieving  basic skills, whether they are in school or not. This revelation makes the theme of the 2013 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) on Teaching and … Continue reading

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Education empowers people and promotes democracy

The importance of good governance to overcome inequalities in education was the focus of the 2009 EFA Global Monitoring Report. As part of our 10th anniversary countdown to the launch of the 2012 report on October 16, we are looking … Continue reading

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‘The future we want’ post-2015: Sustainable development goals

By Pauline Rose, director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report In his speech to the General Assembly this week, the United Nations secretary-general, Ban Ki-moon, presented his action agenda for the next five years. His speech highlighted many … Continue reading

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Climate change: education has a key role

By Mark Richmond,
 director, Division of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development, UNESCO The latest round of international climate talks, which began on November 28 in Durban, South Africa, is focused on preventing “dangerous human interference with the climate system” … Continue reading

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