UNESCO - Global Education Monitoring Report 2016

"Education for People and Planet: Creating sustainable Futures for All"

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report, which builds on the experience of the previous EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR) series, received a new mandate to assess the progress of education under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2016 Report, the first of a new 15-year series, shows that the world risks achieving its key global education commitments half a century late, having huge consequences for major development outcomes. It warns that education needs to fundamentally change if we are to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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UNESCO Science Report 2015

"Towards 2030"

In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly took a historic and visionary step with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For the first time at this level, the role of science, technology and innovation has been explicitly recognised as a vital driver of sustainability. Sustainability depends on the capacity of states to put science at the heart of their national strategies for development, strengthening their capacities and investment to tackle challenges, some of which are still unknown. This commitment resonates at the heart of UNESCO’s mandate and this is a call for action, as celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Organisation.

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4th International Forum of NGOs in official Partnership with UNESCO

The 4th International Forum of NGOs in official partnership with UNESCO was held at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on June 29th and 30th 2015. With approximately 250 participants from international NGOs worldwide, the goal of the Forum was to review the progress that has been made in the field of women and poverty. IFHE had two representatives from different countries in attendance: Jacqueline FRITSCH (France) and Mona SHARAF ABDELGALIL (Egypt).

Submitted by: Mona SHARAF ABDELGALIL, IFHE Representative at UNESCO, Paris

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Education for All - Global Monitoring Report 2015

2015 EFA Global Monitoring Report "Education for All 2000 - 2015: Achievements and Challenges"
Global launch events were taking place in New Delhi, Paris and New York, bringing together some of the foremost experts from the worlds of education and sustainable development to discuss progress made over the past 15 years and the many challenges countries face in securing a more sustainable future with education at its core.

The 2015 Report, Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges, will take stock of progress in education made since the World Education Forum in Dakar 15 years ago. It will also highlight remaining gaps and make use of monitoring insights to critically examine proposed education targets in the new global sustainable development agenda.

Analysing each EFA goal in turn, the 2015 Report will highlight policies and practices that have helped or even hindered progress. More generally, the Report will examine the contribution of the EFA movement and international aid flows to achieving the six goals. Its robust and independent analysis will help global, regional and national leaders define and monitor future education goals and targets.

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Final Report - UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005 - 2014)

"Shaping the Future We Want"

This Report comes at a critical time as UN Member States prepare to conclude negotiations on the global Post-2015 Agenda and launch a set of sustainable development goals. Deep economic and social inequalities, environmental degradation, biodiversity loss, disruption caused by natural disasters and climate change are a litmus test for the global community.

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Link to UNECSO - 70 Years

Link to UNECSO - Education: Global Citizenship Education

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Global Citizenship Education

Link to UNECSO - Education: Global Citizenship Education

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The United Nations Creative Economy Report 2013, Special Edition

was just launched on 14 November at UNESCO Headquarters. This report which UNESCO is co-publishing with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) focusses on creative economy at the local level in developing countries.

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World Social Science Report 2013

The World Social Science Report 2013, entitled "Changing Global Environments", was also recently launched on 15 November 2013 at UNESCO Headquarters. Co-published by UNESCO, the Organization of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC).

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Implementation the Right to Education

Publication on "Implementing the Right to Education - A compendium of proactical examples based on the Seventh Consultation of Member States on the Implementation of the Convention and the Recommendation against Discrimination in Education" is now available.

This compendium seeks to provide an overview of notable measures taken by Member States in implementing the provisions of two instruments, while also serving as a necessary tool for information-sharing and advocacy in connection with the right to education

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Education for All - Global Monitoring Report 2012

The Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR), published annually, is the global reference to assess progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals related to Education and the six "Dakar" Education for All goals. In each edition, the Report tracks progress towards each of these goals and provides evidence for policy reforms.

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2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report

Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 10.00am to 12.00pm
Lerner Hall, Columbia University. New York, NY

UNESCO's invites to the International launch of the 2011 Education for All Monitoring Report "The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education".

Violent conflict is one of the greatest development challenges facing the international community. Beyond the immediate human suffering it causes, it is a source of poverty, inequality and economic stagnation. Children and education systems are often on the front line of violent conflict....

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Overcoming Inequality: Why Governance matters

Despite much progress since 2000, millions of children, youth and adults still lack access to good quality education and the benefits it brings. This inequality of opportunity is undermining progress towards achieving Education for All by 2015.

Who are these individuals and groups? What are the obstacles they face? How can governance policies help break the cycle of disadvantage and poverty? What policies work? Is education reform integrated into the bigger picture? Is the international community making good on its commitments?

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UNESCO World Conference 2009

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development - Moving into the Second Half of the UN Decade

31 March - 2 April 2009 - Bonn. Germany

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Education for All - Global Monitoring Report

Education for All by 2015 - Will we make it?

is available for downloading in the six UN languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, Russian and Spanisch.

Unlike the five earlier editions, this year’s Report does not focus on a single theme, but offers a mid-term review of progress across the six EFA goals since 1999. It identifies the main achievements and the main challenges.

Also viewable in the six languages is the Summary Report, which presents the key messages and highlights in a shorter and less technical form.

Other resources of interest include the regional overviews and background papers searchable by author, theme, year, country or region.

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UNESCO launches new Literacy Portal

In support of its efforts to achieve global literacy, UNESCO has launched its new Literacy Portal. The Portal consolidates UNESCO´s literacy programme and serve as a gateway to sharing information on projects and activities all around the world

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UNESCO Online Platform

UNESCO opens online platform for planning multi-stakeholder implementation of WSIS Plan of Action

UNESCO has now opened an online platform to facilitate initial contacts among stakeholders and to launch activities under the Action Lines of the Geneva Plan of Action that are in the area of competence of the Organization.

This includes the following action lines:

  • C3: Access to information and knowledge
  • C7: E-learning and E-science
  • C8: Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • C9: Media
  • C10: Ethical dimensions of the Information Society

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Development of Home Economics Education - Version 1979

UK document for UNESCO on trends in Home Economics - 1979: New trends in the Home Economics Education

Edited by
Vincent G. Hutchinson
Head of the
Department of Home and Professional Studies,
F. L. Calder College of Education,
Liverpool (United Kingdom)

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