United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
New OECD/UNESCO report on educational attainment to be launched in London, July 1 2003

Paris - Which countries are doing best at teaching secondary school pupils? Literacy Skills for the World of Tomorrow, jointly produced by the OECD and UNESCO under the OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), gives some answers.

This new publication will be presented at a news conference at the UN Information Centre, Millbank Tower, Millbank, London at 11.00 a.m. (10.00 a.m. GMT) on Tuesday July 1, 2003 by UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, John Daniel, and Andreas Schleicher, head of the OECD's educational indicators and analysis division.
Literacy Skills for the World of Tomorrow compares and analyses results for 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and scientific literacy in a range of developed and developing countries and economies. It covers 28 of the 30 member countries of the OECD, drawing on results first published in 2001, and 15 other countries and economies around the world -- Albania, Argentina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Israel, Latvia, Liechtenstein, FYR Macedonia, Peru, Romania, the Russian Federation and Thailand -- drawing on results published in this report for the first time.

For further information, and to receive an advance copy of the report under embargo, journalists are invited to contact the above adresses.

Source Media Advisory No 2003 - 55
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Editorial Contact:
  • OECD: Nicholas Bray, tel: (33) 1 45 24 80 90; email: nicholas.bray@oecd.org
  • UN Information Centre : Elizabeth Lee, tel: +44 (20) 76 30 27 13, fax: +44 (20) 79 76 64 78 / email: info@uniclondon.org
  • UNESCO: Sue Williams, Bureau of Public Information, Editorial Section. Tel: +33 (0)1 45 68 17 06; email: s.williams@unesco.org
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    Publication Date 19 Jun 2003
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