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EAP UNGEI: Background

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The East Asia and Pacific Regional UNGEI was launched in May 2002 and seeks to establish networks and partnerships among experts and organizations promoting education and gender rights. At country level, UNGEI is active in Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam.

The goal of the regional group is to ensure the availability of a quality education for all girls across the region. It aims to strengthen existing programmes for girls’ education by ensuring that the national EFA plans will be gender responsive and that the implementation of the plans and monitoring systems put in place pay due attention to gender issues. In order to attain these goals, the Regional UNGEI seeks to advocate and build strong networks for:

1. Placing girls’ education on the agenda at meetings and events at all levels
2. Developing girls’ education advocacy tools
3. Sharing best practices to share information and data on girls’ education
4. Strengthening existing and establishing new linkages with other groups and networks working for education and gender issues

Video: Introduction to gender equality in education in the East Asia and Pacific Region, click here to view.

Brochure: To learn more about EAP UNGEI, click here.



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