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Beyond 2015: The Education We Want

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A high-level discussion on the post-2015 education agenda

Global consultations with governments, civil society, the private sector and youth have identified education as a central priority for the post-2015 development agenda. Despite tremendous progress in education since 2000, it is now clear that many countries will not reach the Education for All (EFA) goals and education-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by the 2015 target date. Over 1.5 million of the 2.2 million My World Survey contributors identified “a good education” as they top priority. There is strong consensus on the need to finish the unfinished business of the EFA and MDG agendas, while going beyond the depth and scope of current goals to address new challenges, reach the most marginalized, and give heightened emphasis to equity, quality and learning.

During the 2014 Global EFA Meeting, held in Oman on 12-14 May, education leaders adopted the Muscat Agreement, endorsing a shared vision for the post-2015 education agenda. They pledged to galvanize international support behind the overarching goal to “ensure equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030.” They also recommended seven bold global targets to translate this aspiration into action.

UNESCO and UNICEF are convening a high-level discussion in Brussels to promote this bold new agenda for education and build support for its inclusion as a central pillar in the post-2015 development framework.

The aim is to:

- Rally the international community behind an aspirational goal for education and a set of clear targets that will drive measurable improvements in equity, quality and learning;
- Reaffirm with world leaders the importance of education as a fundamental human right and one of the most
powerful levers for sustainable development and peace;
- Mobilize education champions to create the political and financial will needed to deliver the new education agenda.
Who: The event is convened by UNESCO and UNICEF and hosted by the European Union in conjunction with the Global Partnership for Education’s Second Replenishment Pledging Conference. The event will include statements from high-profile guests followed by a moderated panel discussion among leaders from across government, international organizations and civil society.

When: Wednesday 25 June 2014, 14.30-16.15

Where: The Auditorium @ The Egg, Rue Bara 175, B-1070 Brussels

Follow: @Education2015UN | @UNICEFEducation | @UNESCO | #post2015 | #fundeducation


 

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