The UNESCO leads the Education for All (EFA) global initiative. The initiative is based on the six goals established by the countries in Dakar, Senegal in 2000, as a way to advance towards quality education for everyone in the world by 2015 (early childhood, universal primary education, literacy, youth and adult education, gender, quality); UNESCO monitors these goals through diverse technical and political mechanisms.
In the region, UNESCO leads the Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (EFA/PRELAC). This strategy was conceived to fulfill the Education for All objectives in the region, which end in 2015, in a contextualized manner; and its goal is to encourage substantial changes in educational policies and practices with the intent to fulfill the objectives stated in the Dakar Framework.
Action areas of the Regional Bureau of Education: support to the educational subsystems
1. Quality of Education
2. Regional Strategy on Teachers
3. Inclusive Education
4. Educational Innovation
5. HIV/AIDS Prevention and Sexuality Education
6. Education for Sustainable Development
7. Literacy and Youth and Adult Education
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