Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All: Findings from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children. Launch of UIS and UNICEF report
The report will be launched during the opening session of the Education World Forum, one of the largest gatherings of education and skills ministers, which takes place in London, United Kingdom. A press conference will be organized on 19 January and a ministerial break-out session will be take place on 20 January.
Despite the international community’s pledge that every child would complete primary school by 2015, about 121 million children and young adolescents are denied their right to education, according to this new report from the UNESCCO Institute for Statistics and UNICEF.
The report draws on studies from a diverse group of countries participating in the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children, launched by the UIS and UNICEF with support from the GPE and the World Bank. It serves as a roadmap to improve the data, research and policies needed to catalyse action for out-of-school children as the world embarks on a new development agenda for education.
The report will be launched during the opening session of the Education World Forum. Positioned as the first high level education event in 2015, this event will promote and advocate for UNESCO’s and UNICEF's common goal of 'inclusive and equitable quality education and life-long learning opportunities for all' in the post-2015 agenda