January 20, 2010 – 2010 UNESCO Global Monitoring Report
On January 20, 2010, the Basic Education Coalition co-sponsored a briefing with UNESCO, to discuss the results of the 2010 EFA Global Monitoring Report, “Education for All: Reaching the marginalized.” The briefing took place from 10-11:30 am in 2226 Rayburn House Office Building.
The United States is one of 164 countries that committed in 2000 to the goal that all the world’s children would have access to a quality primary education by the year 2015. While progress has been made toward the Education for All (EFA) goal, 72 million children around the world remain out of school and 759 million adults lack basic literacy skills.
Each year, UNESCO issues an EFA Global Monitoring Report, which analyzes the progress being made toward Education for All. The 2010 report focuses on troubling disparities in education based on wealth, gender, location, ethnicity and other markers for disadvantage. Representatives of World Education, Plan and CARE discussed the work they are engaged in around the world to address educational disparities.
- Stephen Moseley – Chairman, Basic Education Coalition
- Kevin Watkins – Director, EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO
- James MacNeil – Vice President, World Education
- Pamela Young – Senior Basic Education Advisor, Plan International USA
- Joyce Adolwa – Senior Technical Advisor, Basic and Girls’ Education Unit, CARE
Learn more about issues of marginalization and education al disparities in this fact sheet prepared for the briefing.