NEW YORK, 4 December 2012 – UNICEF and UNESCO launched today a “global online conversation” to ensure that education is effectively addressed as a priority in the post 2015 development agenda.
The consultation aims to bring together youth, civil society, NGOs, academia, governments and the private sector to contribute their experiences and ideas on how to reach better, wider and more equitable access to quality learning around the globe.
As we approach 2015, there is an urgent need to review progress towards the Education for All and Millennium Development Goals and discuss new options on how they can be achieved.
The main themes that will be discussed are:
Each of the discussions will run for two consecutive weeks from December 2012 to February 2013 and participants are encouraged to participate in any or all of the consultations.
A final summary report will then feed into the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, as well as to the inter-governmental debate on the post-2015 development agenda at the 2013 UN General Assembly.
How to participate: On the public, open-access discussion forum you are welcome to discuss education-related issues you think should be a priority in the next development agenda. You are encouraged to post your ideas and thoughts as an individual or a group and share the voices of the people, organizations or communities you represent.
You can post your views, comments and recommendations in English or any of the 60 languages that the Google translator on the platform supports. For more information on how to register and participate, please visit: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/education2015
Join the conversation and spread the word on Twitter using the hashtag: #Education2015
UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments. For more information about UNICEF and its work visit: www.unicef.org
For more information please contact:
Shimali Senanayake, UNICEF, New York,
Tel + 1 917 265 4516 / cell: + 1 917 609 9692