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Working Group on EFA meeting (19-21 July)

28 July 2006 - The seventh meeting of the Working Group on EFA was held from 19 to 21 July 2006 in UNESCO, Paris.

During the meeting participants agreed:

- abolition of school fees can serve as a “trigger” of additional reforms aiming at raising educational quality; 
- establishment of the Global Task Force on EFA and Child Labour can be a new mechanism to eliminate child labour;  
- education in fragile states, requires simultaneous action for short-term recovery work and longer-term effort to rebuild the state and its institutions; 
- all stakeholders should adopt a comprehensive package of reforms and gender sensitive education to address the HIV & AIDS epidemic.

The sixth meeting of the High-Level Group on EFA will be held from 14 to 16 November 2006 in Cairo, Egypt, following the launch in October of the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2007 on the theme of Early Childhood Care and Education.


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