8th Meeting of the Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education

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Education 2030 poster Collective Consultation of Non-Governmental Organizations May 2017
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8th Meeting of the Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All, 8 - 9 May 2017, Siem Reap, Cambodia 

The Collective Consultation of Non-Governmental Organizations on Education for All (CCNGO/EFA) is UNESCO’s key mechanism for dialogue, reflection and partnership with NGOs working in the field of education. Since its establishment in 1984, the CCNGO/EFA has evolved to become an international network of over 300 national, regional, and international NGO members. The network continues to be a key mechanism and platform for civil society organizations to contribute to the collective 2030 commitment to ensure quality and inclusive education and lifelong learning opportunities for all. The work of the CCNGO/EFA is facilitated by the CCNGO/EFA Coordination Group. The CCNGO Global Meeting brings together the entire CCNGO/EFA community for global policy analysis, dialogue, and advocacy on the right to education as a public good and a collective societal endeavor. 
 
The 8th Global Meeting of UNESCO’s CCNGO/EFA will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, from 8 to 9 May 2017 and is of high strategic importance. It will bring together representatives of international, regional and national member NGOs from across the world to discuss and reflect on where civil society stands 18 months after the adoption of the global education agenda, taking into account activities undertaken, key challenges encountered, opportunities identified and the way forward. 

Specific objectives 

Exchange information and take stock of approaches and action taken so far in the implementation of SDG4-Education 2030 at global, regional and national level and increase networking among CCNGO/EFA members, fostering cooperation and collaboration among them and with UNESCO at national, regional and international levels;

Agree on the role of civil society in the implementation of SDG4-Education 2030 and the education-related targets in the other SDGs, including in terms of advocacy and awareness raising, governance and accountability, partnerships and collaboration, research and innovation, supporting delivery, review, monitoring and reporting, and financing;

Agree on the way forward and key areas of action 2017 – 2019.

Participants

Participation is by invitation only. The meeting, which is convened by UNESCO, will gather representatives of international, regional and national CCNGO/EFA member organizations from all parts of the world, as well as selected observers. 
 
The meeting languages are English, French, Spanish and Arabic.

Documentation

2. Practical information note