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 Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks countries on progress towards gender parity
Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks countries on progress towards gender parity
Gender parity is fundamental to whether and how economies and societies thrive. Ensuring the full development and appropriate deployment of half of the world’s total talent pool has a vast bearing on the growth, competitiveness and future-readiness of economies and businesses worldwide. The Global Gender Gap Report benchmarks 144 countries on their progress towards gender parity across four thematic dimensions: Economic Participation and Opportunity, Educational Attainment, Health and Survival, and Political Empowerment. In addition, this year’s edition also analyses the dynamics of gender gaps across industry talent pools and occupations.  Read More >
New digest from UNESCO Institute of Statistics shows countries and donors how to produce more and better education data
New digest from UNESCO Institute of Statistics shows countries and donors how to produce more and better education data
The new edition of the SDG 4 Data Digest, launched during the GPE Board meeting in Paris today, sets out the data challenges that confront countries and the international community. While last year’s Data Digest focused on the indicators needed to track progress, this year’s Digest zooms in on data quality as the foundation for an effective monitoring framework to support the pursuit of SDG 4: a quality education for every child by 2030.  Read More >
 New Global Education Monitoring Report focuses on accountability in education
New Global Education Monitoring Report focuses on accountability in education
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 >
High-Level Meeting on Ending Child Marriage in West and Central Africa
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 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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