A growing number of children and adolescents are out of school as aid fails to meet the mark

Published: 
Monday, 6 July, 2015

This paper, jointly released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and the Education for All Global Monitoring Report, shows that the number of out-of-school children and young adolescents is on the rise, reaching 124 million in 2013. As countries strive to achieve universal primary and secondary education through the new Sustainable Development Goals, the international community must dramatically increase aid to education for countries with the greatest needs. While international aid to education increased slightly in 2013, it is still below the levels reached in 2010.