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Measuring gender equality in education: A challenge for the Sustainable Development agenda

By Elaine Unterhalter, Professor of Education and International Development at the Institute of Education, University College London, and Joan Dejaeghere Associate Professor, Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change, University of Minnesota. As we look to the post-2015 … Continue reading

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The sustainable development goals won’t be achieved without education

Over the course of the next few days, UN Member States will be meeting in New York for the next intergovernmental negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda. They will be discussing global indicators for each of the sustainable development goals … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Conflict, Donors, Economic growth, Employment, Environment, Famine, Finance, Gender, Health, Human rights, Learning, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Quality of education, Sustainable development | 2 Comments

The world will not reach new education targets by 2030 unless financial efforts are stepped up

New estimates by UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) reveal that an annual US$22 billion external funding gap must be bridged if low and lower middle income countries are to achieve quality, universal pre-primary, primary and lower secondary … Continue reading

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School-related gender-based violence prevents millions of children from reaching their academic potential

The policy paper, “School-related gender-based violence is preventing the achievement of quality education for all,” launched today at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. School-related gender-based violence (SRGBV) is a global phenomenon that impacts millions of … Continue reading

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No Girl Left Behind – Education in Africa

By Claudia Costin, Senior Director for Education at the World Bank, Silvia Montoya, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and Karen Mundy, Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education. On International Women’s Day, let’s remember the challenges girls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Basic education, Conflict, Developing countries, Equality, Equity, Gender, Human rights, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Millennium Development Goals, Out-of-school children, Post-2015 development framework, Poverty, Primary school, Quality of education, Sustainable development | 5 Comments

How will higher education be integrated in the post 2015 education and development agenda?

By Patrick Montjouridès, Programme Specialist at UNESCO Institute of Statistics and Louis-André Vallet, Director of Research at the National Centre for Scientific Research. As the process of defining a new set of global education targets post-2015 comes to an end, a … Continue reading

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Speaking a minority language should not mean being disadvantaged 

International Mother Language Day, observed since 1999 on 21 February, honours the world’s abundant cultural and linguistic diversity. The celebration draws attention to the significance of pluri-lingualism and the need for language preservation. For example, UNESCO’s Interactive Atlas of the World’s … Continue reading

Posted in Equality, Language, Latin America, Learning, Literacy, Marginalization, Post-2015 development framework, Rural areas, Teachers, Training | 6 Comments