EDUCATION FOR ALL MAY REMAIN A DREAM WARNS NEW REPORT, TO BE LAUNCHED IN LONDONParis - Two and a half years after pledging to achieve education for all by 2015, more than 70 countries - on present trends - will not make it. This is the stern warning from the 2002 Education for All Global Monitoring Report which will be launched at a press conference organized by UNESCO in London on November 13.
The report will be presented by the eminent British education and development expert, Prof. Christopher Colclough, who is also its Director.
This second Global Monitoring Report clearly shows which countries are falling behind, or even going backwards, and examines why this is happening. It also presents some startling conclusions on the question of financing education for all. At the World Education Forum (Dakar, Senegal, 2000), participants, and particularly the major donor nations and agencies, vowed that no country seriously committed to education would be thwarted by a lack of resources. But, two years later, who has paid up? And are the national and international funds devoted to EFA sufficient?
Published annually, the report is prepared by an independent international team based at UNESCO in Paris (France) as part of the follow-up to the Dakar Forum. It is funded jointly by UNESCO and multilateral and bilateral agencies, and benefits from the advice of an international editorial board.
The press conference will be held at the United Nations Information Centre
Millbank Tower, Millbank, London SW1P 4QH
on November 13 at 11.30 a.m.
Contact: Sue Williams
UNESCO Bureau of Public Information,
Tel: (+33) (0)1 45 68 17 06
Information Assistant, UN Information Centre
Tel: (+44 20) 76 30 27 13
Fax: (44 20) 79 76 64 78