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To 2015 and Beyond: Putting Girls' Education at the Heart of the Agenda - Side-event to the 58th Session of the CSW


Panel discussion on the findings of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2013/14; implications for the emerging post-2015 landscape

When: 10 March 2014 (1:00-3:00pm EST)
Where: UNICEF House, 3 United Nations Plaza, New York, 10017
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UNGEI is pleased to host this event with its partners, UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report (EFA GMR), UNICEF, Education International (EI), Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) and Plan International.

CSW 58 focuses on challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls . Given the prominence of girls’ education as an indicator of MDG 3 on gender equality and women’s empowerment, CSW 58 is a strategic platform to focus on education as a vehicle for addressing gender inequality and achieving development outcomes for girls and women, and societies as a whole. Girls’ education is also an important theme in global consultations and high level debates on the post 2015 development agenda with reference to education as well as gender equality goals. Key questions have emerged including: Is the current pace of progress in meeting the MDGs and Education for All goals adequate to uphold the right of all girls and boys to a quality education in a rapidly changing world? To what extent is this education and gender equality agenda incomplete? What are the barriers that contribute to persistent gender disparities in education? Where does girls’ education fit within a transformative gender equality agenda?

To mark International Women’s Day and contribute to the CSW 58 dialogue, the EFA GMR team and UNGEI, with Education International, UNICEF and Plan, will launch the Gender Summary of the 11th annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report and host the side event: ‘To 2015 and Beyond: Putting Girls’ Education at the Heart of the Agenda.’ 

This event will be moderated by Mr. Chernor Bah (member of the Global Education First Initiative, Youth Advocacy Group). Special guests 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
- Ms. Susan Hopgood, President, Education International
- Mr. Olaf Thommessen, National Director, Norway, Plan International

Please join us in New York or watch it on livestream ( Join the conversation by tweeting any question or comments to @UNGEI using #investingirls or #teachlearn.


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