Only one third of countries reached Education for All goals set in 2000, says UNESCO report

Fifteen years after the international community set education targets for all countries, only half of them have succeeded in ensuring universal enrolment in primary education.

This is one of the findings of the 2015 Education for All Global Monitoring Report (GMR) “Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges,” which will be launched on 9 April in New Delhi (India), at UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters and at the United Nations in New York.

The Report, published ahead of the World Education Forum in Incheon (Republic of Korea, 19-22 May), takes stock of progress achieved since 2000 and the reviews the remaining challenges. It concludes that only one third of countries have reached all six EFA goals, and despite significant increases in many national education budgets, funding remains the major obstacle.

Prepared by an independent team and published by UNESCO, the Education for All Global Monitoring Report has followed progress towards the goals since their adoption at the 2000 World Education Forum in Dakar.

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The report, under embargo until 9 April, is available on request

Media contact: Kate Redman : k.redman(at)unesco.org / +33 (0) 602049345

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