Education and the Millennium Development Goals

Last week  (20-22 September 2010) there was a summit on the Millenium Development Goals which  concluded with the adoption of a global action plan to achieve the eight anti-poverty goals by their 2015 target date and the announcement of major new commitments for women’s and children’s health and other initiatives against poverty, hunger and disease. Visit the Summit website!

From INEE is a focus on the education MDG:

In 2000, representatives of every country agreed to work together to help the billions of people who still live with poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy. They established the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), a set of concrete targets to be reached by 2015. With only five years to go to the deadline, the leaders met in New York and discussed how education can make a crucial difference across the global development agenda.
Education is critical to achieving all the MDG goals. With 69 million children still not enrolled in school, and only five years remaining until the MDG deadline, the State of Qatar, Save the Children, UNESCO and UNICEF hosted a round table luncheon on ‘The Central Role of Education in the Millennium Development Goals’ and the importance of placing education, particularly for the most marginalized, higher on the global agenda.
For more information on this particular meeting, click here.

For more information on the MDG summit and the importance of education, click here. To listen to a podcast moderated by Amy Costello, on the steps needed to achieve the global education goals by 2015, click here.


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