Author Archives: Manos Antoninis

Post 2015: Sustainable development goals and the right to education

November 20th marked 25 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which had a major influence on the 1990 World Declaration on Education for All (EFA). Among all human rights treaties, … Continue reading

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Lessons from Dakar

This blog introduces a new series that will take a retrospective view of the Education for All agenda and its subsequent implementation.  As we reach the 500 day countdown until the end of 2015, this series creates a space for … Continue reading

Posted in Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Millennium Development Goals, Post-2015 development framework | 12 Comments

Domestic revenues will need to be mobilised to realise the 2014 GPE pledges

The Global Partnership for Education brought together governments and donors at its Replenishment Conference in Brussels last week. While donors fell short of the $3.5 billion target, governments stepped up to the mark. These governments will now need to work … Continue reading

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Measuring progress in education outcomes post-2015

The post-2015 global education agenda is beginning to take shape. The EFA Steering Committee Joint Proposal endorsed by the UNESCO Executive Board includes seven targets and the race is now on to ensure that the world can monitor progress towards … Continue reading

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We must shelve our hopes for aid to education from Australia

The news that Australia’s aid budget will be cut by 10% over the next two years is worrisome for education financing. Ausaid is now closed and development has been merged into its foreign affairs and trade ministries. Combined, these two … Continue reading

Posted in Aid, Basic education, Developed countries, Developing countries, Donors, Finance, Primary school, Secondary school | 1 Comment

Seeking a common global aspiration for education

The Global Education for All Meeting, which took place this week in Muscat, Oman, was the last major international gathering to help shape a post-2015 agenda before next year’s World Education Conference in Incheon, Republic of Korea. The meeting aimed … Continue reading

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Bring back our Nigerian school girls

The recent abduction of girls from a school in Borno state in the north east of Nigeria has sent shockwaves not just through the country but around the world. Within the space of two years, two separate violent incidents involving schoolgirls … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Conflict, Equality, Gender, Human rights, Out-of-school children, Rural areas | 7 Comments