Global annual results report 2019: Goal Area 2

Progress, results achieved and lessons from 2019 by Goal Area 2: ensuring that every child has access to education and the opportunity to develop the skills needed for life and work


The Convention on the Rights of the Child states that the key goal of education is the development of the child’s personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential. The Annual Results Report for Education is an opportunity to reflect on the lessons of the past year as UNICEF worked towards that goal – to build on successes and to learn from what went wrong.

A number of significant trends and challenges within the education sector are becoming increasingly apparent. The midterm review of the Strategic Plan, which took place in 2019, demonstrated progress in implementation of all three results areas in Goal Area 2. However, it also highlighted the need to accelerate the rate of progress and to raise the level of ambition around core challenges.

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