Post 2015 priorities?
Why Education Must Be Central to New Goals After 2015
People around the world know that education is the key to a better life. Voters from over 190 countries who responded to the United Nations My World survey said providing a good education for all was the best way to build a better world. But there’s a huge gap between that goal and reality: 250 million children are still being denied a chance to learn the basics.
This week, as world leaders gather in New York for the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, they have a chance to bridge that gap by putting education at the top of their list of global priorities to pursue after the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals.
To provide concrete evidence why they should do so, UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report team has released a new report demonstrating education’s powerful role in transforming lives.
The benefits of education can be huge. The new report shows that ensuring all women in poor countries complete primary school — helping them to spot warning signs and seek treatment for their children when ill — would save almost a million lives a year. If they all had secondary education, child mortality rates would be cut in half, saving three million lives. Read More Download Report