UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report highlights the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving this goal. The Report, released today, warns that disproportionate blame on any one actor for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, widening inequality and damaging learning. “Education is a shared responsibility between us all– governments, schools, teachers, parents and private actors,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. “Accountability for these responsibilities defines the way teachers teach, students learn, and governments act. It must be designed with care and with the principles of equity, inclusion and quality in mind.” Read More >
NEWS AND EVENTS
High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage in West and Central Africa
Hosted by the Government of Senegal the High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage is currently underway in Dakar Senegal. The three day meeting running from 23rd - 25th October, is coordinated by a regional coalition of civil society organizations (Forum for African Women Educationalist - FAWE, Girls Not Brides, Plan International, Save the Children International, Women in Law and Development in Africa - WiLDAF and World Vision International) and the United Nations (the United Nations Population Fund - UNFPA, UNICEF and UN WOMEN). Read More >
Education International stresses the importance of sustainable education funding at UNGA
Education International stressed the importance of sustainable education funding this week in New York as the 72nd United Nations General Assembly placed the issue at the top of its priorities. Education International (EI) President Susan Hopgood and Deputy General Secretary David Edwards were at the UN General Assembly where they represented the world’s teachers. On the docket was nothing less than the future of education financing for the worlds 120 million students who are deprived of a free, inclusive and quality education.
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Dubai Cares reiterates its commitment to 'Education in Emergencies' on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly
NEW YORK, 19th September, 2017 -- Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, renewed its commitment to ‘Education in Emergencies’ at a special event held on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York. The event, which was co-hosted by Dubai Cares and the ‘Education Cannot Wait’ fund, brought together the leadership of the world’s most influential companies and foundations to expand dialogue from the political arena, elevate education in emergencies in the minds of those who have the power to initiate change and consequently drive more investment in education by supporting learning opportunities for children and youth in crisis-affected countries.
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Senegal and France to host Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference
Press Release: New York City, September 20, 2017 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is delighted that the governments of Senegal and France will co-host its financing conference, which will take place on February 8, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. The announcement of the co-hosting was made by Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Emmanuel Macron of France at a high-level event on education financing held at the United Nations, which was attended by Secretary General António Guterres, several heads of state and leaders on global education.
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