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Release of the Gender Summary of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/4

WHO: Keynote speakers include:

- Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Australia (GEFI Champion State)
- Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
- Ms. Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
- Dr. Pauline Rose, Director, EFA-GMR
- Mr. Omar Abdi, Officer in Charge for Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF
- Ms. Susan Hopgood, President, Education International
- Ms. Sarah Hendriks, Global Gender Advisor, Plan International

WHAT: Release of the Gender Summary of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/4

A serious gender imbalance in global education has left over 100 million young women in low and lower middle income countries unable to read a single sentence, and will prevent half of the 31 million girls out of school from ever enrolling. These are among the main findings of the Gender Summary, which analyses data from the latest edition of UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report. The new summary, launched for International Women’s Day in partnership with the United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI), calls for equity to be at the forefront of new global development goals after 2015 so that every child has an equal chance of learning through quality education.

WHERE: UNICEF House, East 44th Street between First and Second Avenues in front of the Millennium Hotel. 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

WHEN: 10 March 2014

TIME: 1:00-3:00 pm

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- Sue Williams: 0033 1 45 68 17 06 or 0033 6 15 92 93 62


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