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The Youth Resolution: The Education We Want

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The Youth Resolution: The Education We Want

Young people’s call for a response to the education emergency

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Today, sixty-one million children and young people are denied the right to education.

If world leaders, governments, civil society and the global community do not take decisive action now, the result is clear: the largest generation of youth in human history will be exposed to unemployment, poor health, civil unrest and increased vulnerability. We firmly believe that education is the most effective solution to poverty.  We cannot afford to not educate the future generations of our planet -- education is a smart investment.

We therefore call on all governments, individuals, and organizations responsible for policy, planning, financing, provision, management, delivery and implementation of education to work to:

1.    Pass a Security Council resolution that recognizes the global education crisis and take concrete steps to address education and security, particularly for girls and in situations of emergency.

2.    Get EVERY child in school: 

Work urgently to ensure all children have access to quality learning, including the 61 million excluded boys and girls.

    Provide at least nine years of quality education to every child, where they are equipped with the resources, environment and professional support they require to learn and thrive.

      3. Address the special situation of girls and other marginalized groups

  

    Guarantee gender equality by recognizing and respecting the rights and potential of all girls as equals of boys, and by taking real steps to enable and support all girls to become active, educated and productive citizens of their country and of the world.

    

    Place particular emphasis on education for marginalized[1] children whose absence from the classroom has not yet been effectively addressed. Steps they take must tackle obstructions to their education and cater for their specific needs to guarantee their learning is worthwhile, fulfilling and contributes to their development.

4.    Ensure that we learn to prepare us for life and work: 

    Support the availability and improvement of non-formal and vocational education and training. Governments must recognize the importance of practical training and how this can complement academic education and sustain existing industries. Governments must ensure that any vocational education that students receive matches the high standards expected of academic education, and that it is conducted safely and is properly documented.

    Connect education more directly with the labor market to ensure that all children and young people can seek opportunities after completing their education through, for example, internships, volunteering and mentorships, as well as being able to gain the formal accreditation and qualifications they may require for their future. Effective career guidance and planning should allow children and young people to consider their ambitions and options, and give them direction on how they can pursue and achieve their goals for the future.

    Develop and promote citizenship education as a way of educating children and young people on the important realities of life, to reduce extremism, to promote equality and respect, to ensure children are aware of their rights and responsibilities, to help them to realize their position as a citizen of the world and to enhance their emotional and physical wellbeing.

    Recruit and rigorously train teachers who implement the highest standards of teaching, are in attendance and available to all of their students, and who protect the rights of every student.

      

    5. Increase education funding

    

    Donor countries should increase aid allocation to education. All governments should individually and justly target funding and resources to close spending gaps, which put children at a disadvantage because of the location of their school, conflict and other factors, and must prevent the leakage, wastage or misdirection of financial resources resulting from inefficiency or corruption.

     

    6. Guarantee our voice in shaping education

    

    Meaningfully engage young people in shaping our own education by facilitating processes and installing structures which allow youth to contribute their opinions, to influence the direction of their own education and to have a say in the nature of the school and the curriculum. Students must have an avenue through which they can indicate concerns, report inappropriate or unprofessional behavior or seek a resolution to a grievance without prejudice and in confidence.

We firmly believe that education is the most effective solution to poverty. We want a world where children and young people are both in school and are engaging - where we are both being taught, and are learning.

We are convinced that these steps will enhance access to and the quality of education systems, will ensure that no child is left behind and will make the world a fairer, more just, educated, productive and better place.

Our future cannot wait.

We have to deliver this promise.

Governments of the world have to deliver this promise.



[1] Including girls; poorer children; child labourers and slaves; those living in disadvantaged areas, in informal settlements or on the street; pregnant girls and girls with their own children; children with disabilities; indigenous children,  lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered young people and children and young people affected by emergencies and conflict.

 

SPANISH

La resolución de la juventud: La Educación que queremos

Una llamada de los jóvenes para conseguir una respuesta ante la emergencia educativa

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En la actualidad, hay 61 millones de niños y jóvenes a los que se les ha negado el derecho a la educación.

Si los líderes mundiales, los gobiernos, la sociedad civil y la comunidad internacional no actúan con contundencia, el resultado está claro: la mayor generación de jóvenes de la historia de la humanidad se verá expuesta al desempleo, una salud precaria, el malestar social y una mayor vulnerabilidad. Creemos firmemente que la educación es la solución más efectiva para detener la pobreza. No podemos consentir que las futuras generaciones de nuestro planeta no reciban ninguna educación, ya que la educación es una inversión inteligente.

Por lo tanto, hacemos un llamamiento a los gobiernos, a las personas y a las organizaciones responsables de las políticas, la planificación, la financiación, la oferta, la gestión y la impartición de educación para que trabajen con el fin de:

1. Aprobar una resolución en el Consejo de Seguridad que reconozca la crisis educativa a nivel mundial y que tome medidas concretas que se ocupen de la educación y la seguridad, en especial, en el caso de niñas y en situaciones de emergencia.

2. Escolarizar a TODOS los niños:

Trabajar de inmediato para que todos los niños tengan acceso a una educación de calidad, incluidos los 61 millones de niños y niñas excluidos de un sistema educativo.

Proporcionar una educación de calidad de al menos nueve años a todos los niños, que les dote de los recursos, el entorno y el respaldo profesional que necesiten para aprender y prosperar.

3. Abordar la situación especial en que se encuentran las niñas y otros grupos marginados

Garantizar la igualdad de sexos; para ello, reconocer y respetar los derechos y las capacidades de todas las niñas al igual que los de los niños y tomar medidas reales que permitan y promuevan que todas las niñas sean ciudadanas activas, formadas y productivas en sus países y en el mundo.

Hacer especial hincapié en la educación para los niños marginados[1], cuyo absentismo escolar no haya sido tratado con efectividad aún. Las medidas que se tomen deben solucionar los obstáculos que se presenten para acceder a la educación y deben atender sus necesidades específicas para garantizar que su formación sea útil, satisfactoria y contribuya a su desarrollo.

4. Garantizar que nos formemos para estar preparados ante la vida y el trabajo:

Apoyar la disponibilidad y la mejora de la educación y la formación no formal y ocupacional. Los gobiernos han de reconocer la importancia de la formación práctica y la forma en que ésta puede complementar la educación académica y apoyar los sectores profesionales actuales. Los gobiernos deben garantizar que la formación ocupacional que los alumnos reciban cumpla los altos niveles que se esperan de una formación académica, y que ésta se lleve a cabo de manera segura y que esté adecuadamente documentada.

Conseguir que la educación tenga una conexión más directa con el mercado laboral para que todos los niños y los jóvenes puedan buscar oportunidades tras completar su educación mediante, por ejemplo, prácticas, voluntariado y tutorías, y para que puedan obtener las acreditaciones y las titulaciones formales que necesiten para su futuro. Gracias a una orientación y una planificación profesionales efectivas, los niños y los jóvenes podrán valorar sus aspiraciones y opciones, y dispondrán de una guía para perseguir y cumplir sus objetivos en el futuro.

Desarrollar y promover la educación para la ciudadanía como una forma de educar a los niños y jóvenes sobre las importantes realidades que existen en la vida, con el fin de mitigar los extremismos, promover la igualdad y el respeto, ayudar a que los niños sean conscientes de sus derechos y responsabilidades, ayudarles a concienciarse sobre el papel que tienen como ciudadanos del mundo y mejorar su bienestar físico y emocional.

Contratar y formar con rigurosidad a profesores que pongan en práctica los niveles más altos de enseñanza, que estén presentes y disponibles para todos sus alumnos y que protejan los derechos de cada uno de ellos.

5. Aumentar los fondos destinados a la educación

Los países donantes deben aumentar la asignación de ayuda para la educación. Todos los gobiernos deben centrarse individualmente y de forma justa en los fondos y los recursos para cubrir carencias en gastos que pongan a los niños en desventaja por la ubicación de su escuela, conflictos u otros factores; y deben evitar pérdidas, malgastos o desvíos de recursos financieros que conlleven situaciones de ineficacia o corrupción.

6. Garantizar que se oiga nuestra voz a la hora de definir la educación

Hacer que los jóvenes se involucren de manera significativa en la definición de nuestra propia educación facilitando procesos e instalando estructuras para que los jóvenes puedan contribuir con sus opiniones, influyan en la dirección que tome su propia educación y tengan voz en la naturaleza de la escuela y en el plan de estudios. Los alumnos deben disponer de un lugar donde puedan comunicar sus preocupaciones, dar parte de comportamientos inapropiados o poco profesionales o donde busquen una solución a sus quejas sin prejuicios y de forma confidencial.

Creemos firmemente que la educación es la solución más efectiva para detener la pobreza. Queremos un mundo en que los niños y jóvenes estén escolarizados y a su vez se sientan estimulados, y en el que enseñemos y a su vez aprendamos.

Dando estos pasos, estamos convencidos de que se mejorará la calidad y el acceso a los sistemas educativos, ningún niño será excluido y además el mundo será un lugar más justo, formado, productivo y mejor.

Nuestro futuro no puede esperar.

Tenemos la obligación de cumplir esta promesa.

Los gobiernos del mundo tienen la obligación de cumplir esta promesa.


[1] Incluidos niñas, niños más pobres, niños que trabajan y esclavos, todos aquellos que viven en regiones desfavorecidas, en asentamientos improvisados o en la calle, niñas embarazadas, niñas con hijos, niños con discapacidades, niños indígenas, jóvenes lesbianas, homosexuales, bisexuales y transexuales y niños y jóvenes afectados por situaciones de emergencias o conflictos 

 

FRENCH

 

La Résolution Jeunesse: l'éducation que nous visons

L'appel lancé par les jeunes pour l'urgence de l'éducation

Participez et commentez ce document en observant ces étapes faciles:

1. Lisez la Résolution Jeunesse ci-dessous;

2. Saisissez votre commentaire dans la case Poster une réponse; saisissez vos nom, âge, sexe, pays et organisation au-dessus de votre commentaire;

3. Soyez précis et concis dans vos commentaires; votre réponse ne peut pas dépasser 300 mots.

Participez et partagez votre opinion!

Aujourd'hui, pas moins de soixante-et-un millions d'enfants et de jeunes n'ont pas accès à l'éducation.

Si les dirigeants du monde, les gouvernements, la société civile et la communauté internationale n'entreprennent pas d'action décisive aujourd'hui, le résultat sera on ne peut plus clair : la génération de jeunes la plus nombreuse que le monde ait jamais connu, sera confrontée au chômage, à une santé fragile, aux troubles civils et à une vulnérabilité accrue. Nous sommes intimement convaincus que l'éducation est la solution la plus efficace à la pauvreté. Nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre de ne pas offrir une éducation aux générations futures de notre planète -- l'éducation est un investissement intelligent.

Nous appelons dès lors l'ensemble des gouvernements, individus et organisations responsables des politiques, de la planification, du financement, des dispositions, de la gestion, de la fourniture et de l'implémentation de l'éducation à se pencher sur les actions suivantes :

1. Application d'une résolution du Conseil de sécurité qui identifie la crise mondiale de l'éducation et entreprend des étapes concrètes afin de prendre en considération l'éducation et la sécurité, plus particulièrement des jeunes filles et en temps de crise.

2.  Garantie d'une éducation scolaire pour CHAQUE enfant:

Entreprendre urgemment des actions afin que tous les enfants aient accès à une éducation de qualité, en ce compris les 61 millions de garçons et de filles exclus.

Fournir une éducation de neuf ans au moins à chaque enfant, pendant laquelle ils disposent des ressources, de l'environnement et du support professionnel nécessaire pour apprendre et s'épanouir.

3. Répondre à la situation particulière des jeunes filles et autres groupes défavorisés

Garantir l'égalité des sexes en reconnaissant et en respectant les droits et le potentiel des jeunes filles comme l'égal des garçons, et en entreprenant de réelles étapes afin de permettre et de soutenir les jeunes filles à devenir des citoyennes actives, éduquées et productives de leur pays et du monde entier.

Mettre l'accent sur l'éducation des enfants défavorisés[1] dont l'absence à l'école n'a pas encore été effectivement prise en charge. Les actions entreprises doivent lutter contre les obstacles à leur éducation et répondre à leurs besoins spécifiques. Elles doivent également garantir que leur éducation en vaille la peine, en respectant et en contribuant à leur développement.

4. Garantir que nous apprenons à vivre et à travailler:

Accroître la disponibilité et améliorer l'éducation et la formation informelle et professionnelle. Les gouvernements doivent reconnaître l'importance de la formation pratique et la manière dont elle peut compléter l'enseignement académique et soutenir les industries existantes. Les gouvernements doivent assurer que les formations professionnelles que reçoivent les étudiants répondent aux normes élevées de l'enseignement académique, qu'elles soient menées en sécurité et correctement documentées.

Lier davantage l'éducation au marché du travail de manière à ce que tous les enfants et jeunes se voient offrir des opportunités après avoir terminé leur éducation comme par exemple les stages, le bénévolat et le mentorat et qu'ils soient capables d'obtenir des accréditations et des qualifications formelles dont ils peuvent avoir besoin lors de leur vie future. L'orientation professionnelle et la planification efficaces doivent permettre aux enfants et aux jeunes de prendre en considération leurs ambitions et opportunités, et leur indiquer comment ils peuvent atteindre leurs objectifs pour le futur.

Développer et promouvoir l'éducation civique comme une manière d'éduquer les enfants et les jeunes sur les réalités importantes de la vie, pour réduire l'extrémisme, promouvoir l'égalité et le respect, pour que les enfants soient conscients de leurs droits et responsabilités, afin de les aider à prendre conscience de leur situation en tant que citoyen du monde et améliorer leur bien-être émotionnel et physique.

Recruter et former rigoureusement les enseignants qui appliquent les normes les plus élevées en matière d'éducation, participent et soient disponibles pour l'ensemble de leurs étudiants, tout en protégeant les droits de chaque étudiant.

5. Augmenter le financement de l'éducation

Les pays donateurs doivent accroître l'allocation d'aide à l'éducation. Tous les gouvernements doivent cibler de manière correcte et individuelle le financement et les ressources afin de combler l'écart de dépense, qui défavorise les enfants en raison de la situation de leur école, des conflits et d'autres facteurs et doivent prévenir l'échec ou le gaspillage de ressources financières découlant de l'inefficacité ou la corruption.

6. Assurer une voix dans le façonnage de l'éducation

Engager de manière significative les jeunes dans le façonnage de leur propre éducation en facilitant les démarches et en mettant en place des structures qui permettent aux jeunes de donner leurs avis, d'influencer l'orientation de leur propre éducation et d'avoir un mot à dire dans la nature de leur école et de leur curriculum. Les étudiants doivent être orientés et pouvoir parler de leurs problèmes, rapporter les comportements inappropriés ou non professionnels ou chercher à trouver une solution au grief sans aucun préjudice et en totale confiance.

Nous sommes intimement convaincus que l'éducation est la solution la plus efficace à la pauvreté. Nous souhaitons un monde où les enfants et les jeunes ont accès à l'éducation et sont engagés, un monde dans lequel nous apprenons et sommes éduqués.

Nous sommes convaincus que ces étapes amélioreront l'accès à et la qualité des systèmes d'éducation, garantiront la même chance aux enfants et rendra le monde plus équitable, plus juste, plus éduqué, plus productif et meilleur.

Notre futur ne peut attendre.

Nous devons à tout prix tenir cette promesse.

Les gouvernements du monde doivent à tout prix tenir cette promesse.


[1] En ce compris les jeunes filles, les enfants pauvres, les enfants exploités et les enfants esclaves; les enfants habitant dans des environnements désavantagés, dans des quartiers informels ou dans la rue, des jeunes filles dans la rue, enceintes et les jeunes mères; les enfants handicapés; les jeunes autochtones, lesbiens, gays, bisexuels et transsexuels ainsi que les enfants et jeunes touchés par des crises et conflits.

 

ARABIC

 

قرار الشباب: التعليم الذي نريده

النداء الذي وجهه الشباب بشأن الاستجابة لحالة الطوارئ التعليمية

في يومنا هذا يُحرم واحد وستون مليون طفل وشاب من الحق في التعليم.

إذا لم يتخذ قادة العالم والحكومات والمجتمع المدني والمجتمع العالمي إجراءات حاسمة فوراً ستكون النتيجة واضحة، وهي أن أكبر جيل من الشباب في التاريخ البشري سيكون عرضة للبطالة وسوء الحالة الصحية والاضطرابات المدنية وسيصبح أكثر عرضة للخطر. ولدينا اعتقاد راسخ بأن التعليم هو أكثر الحلول نجاعةً في مواجهة الفقر. ولا يجوز لنا ألاّ نربّي أجيال كوكبنا القادمة، فالتعليم استثمار ذكي.

ولذلك فإننا ندعو كل الحكومات والأفراد والمنظمات المسؤولين عن رسم سياسات التعليم وتخطيطه وتمويله وتوفيره وإدارته وتنفيذ وإنجازه إلى العمل من أجل تحقيق ما يلي:

1 -  تمرير قرار لمجلس الأمن يقرّ بالأزمة التعليمية العالمية واتخاذ خطوات ملموسة لمعالجة قضايا التعليم والأمن، لا سيما فيما يخص الفتيات وفي حالات الطوارئ.

2 -    إلحاق كل طفل بالمدرسة:

المسارعة إلى العمل من أجل ضمان انتفاع كل الأطفال بالتعلم الجيد، بمن فيهم الفتيان والفتيات المستبعدون البالغ عددهم 61 مليوناً.

توفير ما لا يقل عن تسع سنوات من التعليم الجيد لكل طفل بحيث يتاح للأطفال ما يلزمهم من موارد ومناخ ودعم مهني للتعلّم والازدهار.

3 -    معالجة الأوضاع الخاصة للفتيات وغيرهنّ من الفئات المهمشة

ضمان المساواة بين الجنسين من خلال الاعتراف بحقوق وإمكانيات كل الفتيات على قدم المساواة مع الفتيان واحترام هذه الحقوق والإمكانيات، واتخاذ خطوات فعلية بغية تمكين كل الفتيات ودعمهنّ ليصبحن من المواطنين العاملين والمتعلمين والمنتجين في بلدهم وفي العالم.

التركيز بوجه خاص على التعليم للأطفال المهمشين[1] الذين لم تُعالج مشكلة غيابهم عن الدروس معالجة فعالة. ويجب أن تستهدف الخطوات التي يتخذونها التصدي للعقبات التي تعوق انتفاعهم بالتعليم وتلبية احتياجاتهم الخاصة ليكون تعلّمهم مجدياً ومحققّاً للذات وليساهم في تنميتهم.

4 -    ضمان تعلّمنا لإعدادنا للحياة والعمل:

دعم توافر وتحسين التعليم والتدريب غير النظاميين والمهنيين. يجب على الحكومات الإقرار بأهمية التدريب العملي وبقدرته على إتمام التعليم الأكاديمي والحفاظ على الصناعات القائمة. ويجب على الحكومات أن تضمن أن يكون أي تعليم مهني يتلقاه الطلاب مستوفياً للمعايير الرفيعة المنتظرة من التعليم الأكاديمي، وأن يُمارس على نحو يكفل السلامة ويكون مُوثقاً بصورة سليمة.

ربط التعليم بسوق العمل بطريقة مباشرة أوضح لتمكين كل الأطفال والشباب من إيجاد فرص عمل بعد إتمام دراستهم من خلال التدريب الميداني والمشاركة التطوعية والرعاية، على سبيل المثال، وتزويدهم كذلك بالقدرة على الحصول على الاعتماد الرسمي والمؤهلات التي قد يحتاج إليها الشباب لبناء مستقبلهم. وينبغي للإرشاد الفعال بشأن المسارات المهنية والتخطيط أن يمكّن الأطفال والشباب من النظر في طموحاتهم وخياراتهم وأن يوجّههم في متابعة وتحقيق أهدافهم المستقبلية.

تطوير التربية المدنية وترويجها كطريقة لتوعية الأطفال والشباب بالحقائق الهامة في الحياة، وللحدّ من التطرف، ولترويج المساواة والاحترام، وذلك لضمان وعي الأطفال بحقوقهم ومسؤولياتهم ولمساعدتهم على تحديد مكانتهم كمواطنين عالميين ولتحسين رفاههم العاطفي والمادي.

ضمان التعيين والتدريب الصارم للمعلّمين الذين يستوفون أعلى المعايير التعليمية ويتقيدون بالحضور والاستعداد لمساعدة جميع طلابهم والذين يحمون حقوق كل طالب.

5 -    زيادة تمويل التعليم

ينبغي للبلدان المانحة زيادة مخصّصات المعونة المقدمة إلى التعليم، كما ينبغي لكل الحكومات أن تضمن الاستهداف الفردي والعادل في التمويل والموارد لسدّ ثغرات الإنفاق التي تؤدي إلى حرمان الأطفال من جرّاء مواقع مدارسهم والنزاعات واعتبارات أخرى. ويجب على الحكومات أن تمنع نقص الموارد المالية وهدرها وسوء توجيهها بسبب انعدام الكفاءة أو الفساد.

6 -    ضمان مشاركتنا في رسم ملامح التعليم

إشراك الشباب بصورة مجدية في رسم ملامح التعليم الخاص بنا من خلال تيسير العمليات ووضع هياكل تتيح للشباب الإدلاء بآرائهم والتأثير في توجيه تعليمهم، والإعراب عن رأيهم في طبيعة المدرسة والمناهج الدراسية. ويجب أن تُتاح للشباب سُبل للإعراب عن شواغلهم والإبلاغ عن السلوك غير اللائق أو غير المهني أو السعي إلى حلّ مَظلمة دون إلحاق الضّرر بهم ومع مراعاة السرية.

ولدينا اعتقاد راسخ بأن التعليم هو أكثر الحلول فعالية في مواجهة الفقر. وإننا نريد عالماً يلتحق فيه جميع الأطفال والشباب بالمدارس ويشاركون فيه، وتتاح فيه لكل منا فرص التعليم والتعلّم.

إننا مقتنعون بأن هذه الخطوات ستحسّن الانتفاع بنظم التعليم وجودة هذه النظم، وستضمن عدم إهمال أي طفل وستجعل من العالم مكاناً أفضل وأكثر عدلاً وإنصافاً وتعليماً وإنتاجاً.

ليس بوسع مستقبلنا الانتظار.

ويجب علينا الوفاء بهذا الوعد.

كما يجب على حكومات العالم الوفاء بهذا الوعد.



[1]    بمن فيهم الفتيات، والأطفال الفقراء، والأطفال العمال والمستعبدون، والأطفال القاطنون المناطق المحرومة والمستوطنات غير الرسمية أو الشوارع، والفتيات الحوامل والفتيات الأمهات، والأطفال ذوو الإعاقة، وأطفال السكان الأصليين، والمثليات، والمثليون، ومزدوجو الميول الجنسية، والشباب المتحولون جنسياً، والأطفال والشباب المتأثرون بحالات الطوارئ والنزاعات.


 

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Sarah Gold from United States of America
Son las 10.36 pm de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

With regards to gender equality, I think we need to be explicit about the unique needs of young women and girls. Girls of course must be treated as academic equals to boys, but their needs are not equal to those of boys. The barriers to education facing girls are unique and highly gendered. Young women and girls shoulder the majority of domestic and caring responsibilities, they often do not have access to sanitary supplies during menstruation (which prevents many girls from attending school), and they face unique threats to realizing their educational and human rights, including early and forced marriage, higher risks of HIV infection, and unwanted early pregnancy.

Cristóbal Cuadrado Nahum 26 years. Medical Doctor; Master in Public Health. from Chile
Son las 09.14 pm de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

Dear all, thank you for thanking the initiative in such an effort.
I´m afraid with the extensive focus on an educational process aimed to create "workers" more than "persons". The main role of education in society should be the capacity to allow each individual person to develop at it maximum capacities regarding it owns interests. Educational process should be oriented in the development of human persons, their social capacities, values, creativity, etc. This is the cultural sphere in which education should be understood... Education IS NOT an economical affair! Such persons, educated by this principles respectful of their inner nature, will be good citizens and good workers as a consequence of their true development as human beings, in an integrative manner. To point education as the way to get a job, is an oversimplification of the educational processes and the human life by itself.
This is what I´m missing on this declaration, a clearer focus on human development trough education in a broader, cultural, perspective.
Best regards.

kara j lincoln please see What`s On! event; http://www.whatson.co.za/details.php?id=106668#.UdWd4Srn9Ms from United States of America
Son las 07.01 am de Vie, Julio 12, 2013

yes I agree, + invite you if interested to take part in a global platform that we feel is the answer, to reflect, + trigger that which is deep + differentiate what is programmed vs. what should be created upon, + then to define when to do what collectively to live local. then share what works via like ecosystem/subjects.

so we all can become a responsible local, global + beyond participant. to focus direct together, for triggering local priorities. so as to share this awareness, as we `boon with the natural world, building more ethnic cultural origin of understanding.

students can do prerequisites to live as a local + take part restoring the community. then on to explore this unique planet + beyond.

so all are supported to build their path as one walks it, into ones opening, without leaving footprints.

as well any one else here interested, we don`t have to wait until 2015.
we can share ideas now.

please see my other post + if interested respond, subject aloka.

Gamzegül Kınalı "Student, Youth Activist" from Turkey
Son las 08.51 pm de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

First of all, I would like to say that I really appreciate what you try to do here online.Today the internet seems like the best solution to gather information from all over the world.About this resolution, I need to say that you pointed out really valuable aspects yet you should define also the 'quality of education' and search for a better way to develop the children already having education how to make it more beneficial in order to make a wider impact.
As a person who wants to work with UN and specialized on 'education' I have an idea about primary education and the pre-education.
I think children about 4-5 age should start their pre-education like a formal schools system yet more colourful and full with the games-still quite serious! Then in their first 7 or 8 years of primary school drama-music-dance and applied social psychology classes must be provided as well as other lectures due to contribute child's imagination, creativity and healthy relationship ties with the society. Children must be given the right to choose according to their abilities after fundemental/necessary primary school education then they should be lead by the speacilist theachers on their track.
Furthermore new theachers must help the senior ones in their first 6 years after their college education in order to gain enough experience. Also the theachers in retirement age must quit the primary/secondry school teaching and they should teach families twice in a week on day time and the evening time with the system can also based on education of families.I believe in a system like this, the evalutionary recovery of the political, health, sociological system of a country will be completed right.

Kentaro Fukuchi undefined from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Son las 06.51 pm de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

Thank you Vibhu. I strongly agree with Vibhu. The education for children with disabilities should be one of the top priorities in Post-2015 agenda. It is crucial to recognise the each different voice of people with disabilities in any education policy for governments and donor agencies as people with different disabilities have different expectations and needs.
Inclusive education policy should be broad enough to include the different needs of children but it should not be too broad and forget the different conditions of children such as disabilities. It makes the policy itself a sweet symbolic policy. In addition, inclusion policy needs to pay more attention to the equity, not just including the marginalised children. Lastly, girls with disabilities need particular attention since they could be missed in both agendas of girls education and education for children with disabilities. Therefore, I was wondering if it possible to add "equitable" to the Article 2 as follows:' Provide at least nine years of quality education to every child, where they are equitably equipped with the resources, environment and professional support they require to learn and thrive'. Thank you very much for your attention.

The future of the next generation depends primarily on education, our governments must make plans to take to improve education i from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Son las 03.57 pm de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

The future of the next generation depends primarily on education, our governments must make plans to take to improve education in all fields of sustainable development to promote access to education for all without distinction.
The organization of civil society, foundations, international development agencies should follow the lines of pipes and plan to follow for the promotion of quality education for the communities in which our societies.
At any development project so it can be achieve first involves the study and requires resources, so that programs which project feasible for communities. This is why we insist that our governments we positively oriented participation in activities by facilitating access to resources and international organizations to support civil society involvement in the activities of sustainable development by promoting Education in all areas by providing financial resources to the member organizations of the network.
Thank you greatly
Of
Crispin Swedi Bilombele
Coordinator
ANFD, nonprofit NGO
E-mail: swedibilombele@yahoo.ffr

The future of the next generation depends primarily on education, our governments must make plans to take to improve education i from Democratic Republic of the Congo
Son las 03.57 pm de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

The future of the next generation depends primarily on education, our governments must make plans to take to improve education in all fields of sustainable development to promote access to education for all without distinction.
The organization of civil society, foundations, international development agencies should follow the lines of pipes and plan to follow for the promotion of quality education for the communities in which our societies.
At any development project so it can be achieve first involves the study and requires resources, so that programs which project feasible for communities. This is why we insist that our governments we positively oriented participation in activities by facilitating access to resources and international organizations to support civil society involvement in the activities of sustainable development by promoting Education in all areas by providing financial resources to the member organizations of the network.
Thank you greatly
Of
Crispin Swedi Bilombele
Coordinator
ANFD, nonprofit NGO
E-mail: swedibilombele@yahoo.ffr

" Director, Student, Youth Activist" from Japan
Son las 02.46 pm de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

This article is well written. I agree that education is very effective way to solve poverty and, I think, education is important especially for girls and women. In many developing countries, girls and women are marginalized and not allowed to take an education so they are illiterate and innumerate, thus, they cannot participate in the society. In many cases, they are physically, sexually enslaved. They need to take an education to fight against injustice, be integrated into the society and get out from poverty. If they take an education then they would recognize that they have equal ability and right to live as boys or men and they would be more likey to participate in the society. If they take an education then they would get a job and receive money and someday, they would use money for their own children to educate. I believe educating girls and women is one of the most effective and important ways to solve poverty.
I really appreciate the opportunity to read this article and write a comment.

" Director, Student, Youth Activist" from Japan
Son las 02.46 pm de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

This article is well written. I agree that education is very effective way to solve poverty and, I think, education is important especially for girls and women. In many developing countries, girls and women are marginalized and not allowed to take an education so they are illiterate and innumerate, thus, they cannot participate in the society. In many cases, they are physically, sexually enslaved. They need to take an education to fight against injustice, be integrated into the society and get out from poverty. If they take an education then they would recognize that they have equal ability and right to live as boys or men and they would be more likey to participate in the society. If they take an education then they would get a job and receive money and someday, they would use money for their own children to educate. I believe educating girls and women is one of the most effective and important ways to solve poverty.
I really appreciate the opportunity to read this article and write a comment.

Samiuddin Ahmed Programme Officer - Youth (Research and Development) from Bangladesh
Son las 11.43 am de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

The Youth Resolution was very good to begin with! Regardless, here are some comments which I believe could be looked into:

- 'Get EVERY child in school'

Basic education should be free and compulsory for all children. Steps should be taken to abolish fees gradually from secondary to higher level of education for the progressive realization of education as a fundamental human right.

- 'Ensure that we learn to prepare us for life and work'

An issue such as connecting education more directly with the labor market should be gradually introduced at the secondary level.

The children and young people should be given the opportunity to learn 21st Century Skills so that they grow as competent global citizens.

Child rights in particular, and human rights as a whole should be incorporated in the Teachers' training curriculum for the promotion and protection of aforementioned rights.

There should be a shift in the pedagogic approach from banking approach of knowledge to problem posing approach.

- 'Increase education funding'

Governments should allocate its budget such that it meets the UNESCO set benchmark which is at least 20% of National Budget or 6% of the GDP.

- 'Guarantee our voice in shaping education'

There should be practical steps taken by governments to promote ample political space for Civil Society to take part in the education decision making process.

Vibhu Sharma undefined from India
Son las 10.02 am de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

Continuing

Women and persons with disabilities are two separate groups that need to be dealt with adequately. While female education should be promoted, education for persons with disabilities aught to be in one of the top most agendas of the stake holders. Actually, practically speaking, there are different needs of persons with different disabilities. These different needs must be understood and dealt with, to provide persons with disabilities, equal opportunities and life chances to prove their capabilities and potentialities. Before designing any model of education for all, or inclusive education for PWDs, it is, in my view, more important to formulate adequate policies to achieve these goals. A true sense and practice of implementation of such policies would automatically lead to formulation of models that would become examplatory for the others to follow for the sake of improvement. But policy implementation is a major criteria that needs to be ensured and if needs be, enforced.
Vibhu Sharma

SARAH MWIKALI from Kenya
Son las 12.17 pm de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

I second your idea and your point on the need to assess needs for persons with disabilities since they have different challenges..unless this is done then education right for all beyond 2015 agenda wont be achieved..

Vibhu Sharma undefined from India
Son las 09.52 am de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

Vibhu Sharma, Member of Young Voices Campaign of
Leonard Cheshire Disability

Education today, is one of those necessities, which proves a person to be an asset, not only for oneself, but for one’s country, economy, family, and social life. Be it a non-disabled or persons with disabilities, men or women, it is important for everyone to be educated for one’s true growth and development. Certainly, the emphasis of the policies and their makers needs to be more on those countries that are still behind in this respect. While the governments around the world, who understand and can afford to ensure literacy, would continue to work for the citizens of their countries, those who are less capable, developing and under-developed aught to be monitored to ensure at least a minimum level of literacy.

Mathieu Soete Policy Officer on Sustainability at European Students' Forum (AEGEE) from Belgium
Son las 09.20 am de Jue, Junio 13, 2013

Reading this fine draft resolution and all comments on it, I was surprised to see no mention at all of the need for education to address sustainability. Being in the UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), I believe we should at least make a reference to this important aspect of education. We cannot continue to educate young people to become pawns in the game of global consumption without at least making them aware of the consequences this will have for our future.

Some suggestions:

- In the preamble: "will be exposed to unemployment, poor health, civil unrest, [dwindling resources] and increased [environmental, social, and economic] vulnerability."

- Insert between para 3 and 4 of point 4: "Develop and promote Education for Sustainable Development, raising awareness about the interconnectedness of our global community, teaching students to look at the social, environmental, and economic aspects of their actions, and providing them the tools to organise their lives more sustainably. This system must be developed through active engagement of all stakeholders, including the local community, teachers and staff, students and their parents, and use methods of both formal and non-formal learning in order to maximise its potential and relevance."

Z. Sakabmar from Array
Son las 10.52 pm de Mié, Junio 12, 2013

Zasaneia Rambakas-Daley, 22 yrs from Jamaica as a teacher
Well done! This resolution clearly defines obstacles faced by young girls in attaining an education. Many countries across the world where education is available for both sexes, there lies other obstacles such as the inability to afford the materials needed to succeed. In many cases parents unable to read or they just do not value education. The failure to provide girl’s education must stop! Our future mothers must value education.
More focus should be placed on the families from which these children are coming from. Many times in the classroom, too much time is placed on disciplining children that may interrupt the normal proceedings of the class. This prevents the teacher from effectively and efficiently imparting the lesson to students and for learning to take place. We must emphasize equality in education and at the same time letting the family structure be the starting point.
Countries that do not allow girl’s education must understand that if each and every female in each family is educated, then each family will be better able in catering for the needs of their family members, hence reducing poverty, ceasing the need for the sex trade industry and even reducing prostitution in that country. These issues contribute greatly to the country’s crime rate and if all girls can be educated then there will not be a need for them to seek dishonorable ways of taking care of their needs.
The inequality between the sexes must stop!

Adrienne Henck Save the Childen: Global Development Policy Intern from United States of America
Son las 07.09 pm de Mié, Junio 12, 2013

Well done! We should celebrate the resolution for highlighting one of the greatest obstacles to fulfilling every child’s right to education—inequality. Now we must turn our attention to identifying those marginalized children who are either not in school at all or in school but not learning. Girls, especially at secondary levels, poor children and those from rural areas are too often at a disadvantage. If we let them slip through the cracks then inequality will only be reproduced.
One way we can tackle this issue is by improving the learning opportunities for very young children given that early childhood is such a critical developmental period. Most importantly, though, we need to focus on improving basic learning opportunities both in and outside of the classroom for children at all levels. I think a more explicit focus on learning should be added to the resolution. The reality is that despite spending many years in the classroom, a significant number of children are still not learning the things they need to survive and thrive. This is simply unacceptable. Protecting children’s right to education means that we must demonstrate that their learning outcomes are also improving.
Though I hope the final resolution will call upon the global community to tackle the crisis in learning, and not just access to schooling, the draft resolution is a great start. As an amplifier of youth voices, it commendably empowers youth to play a meaningful role in shaping their own education. We need to listen to global youth—only then can we truly have a shot at making sure that all children are in school and learning.

Gill Hickman teacher from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Son las 03.55 pm de Mié, Junio 12, 2013

This document summarises the status quo very well indeed and it clearly identifies what is needed. The fact that MDG2 will undoubtedly be missed by a very wide margin is a blemish on humanity. ‘Malala Day’ will give renewed emphasis to #3, the special situation of girls and marginalised groups. I hope that the presence of Malala will allow due consideration is given to the very real barriers to education that girls experience. Education is everything, but where it is of poor quality, it provides no incentive to families to send girls to school. Yes, primary education for all is essential, and secondary too for that matter, but that must be good and worthwhile education.

Gill Hickman teacher from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Son las 03.55 pm de Mié, Junio 12, 2013

This document summarises the status quo very well indeed and it clearly identifies what is needed. The fact that MDG2 will undoubtedly be missed by a very wide margin is a blemish on humanity. ‘Malala Day’ will give renewed emphasis to #3, the special situation of girls and marginalised groups. I hope that the presence of Malala will allow due consideration is given to the very real barriers to education that girls experience. Education is everything, but where it is of poor quality, it provides no incentive to families to send girls to school. Yes, primary education for all is essential, and secondary too for that matter, but that must be good and worthwhile education.

Gill Hickman teacher from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Son las 03.54 pm de Mié, Junio 12, 2013

This document summarises the status quo very well indeed and it clearly identifies what is needed. The fact that MDG2 will undoubtedly be missed by a very wide margin is a blemish on humanity. ‘Malala Day’ will give renewed emphasis to #3, the special situation of girls and marginalised groups. I hope that the presence of Malala will allow due consideration is given to the very real barriers to education that girls experience. Education is everything, but where it is of poor quality, it provides no incentive to families to send girls to school. Yes, primary education for all is essential, and secondary too for that matter, but that must be good and worthwhile education.

Collette Social worker (education) from Nigeria
Son las 06.23 am de Mié, Junio 12, 2013

Having read my co-authors scripts or comments, its my greatest pleasure discovering that a lot of fellow young Africans are refined and attune to the need for change in the prevailing system of education. I am most delighted and ready to champion this cohort even if it means killing every sacred cow, once they are diseased.

I want to further advance some suggestions made by my co-authors on SUSTAINED ENERGY, the same if achieved in education will leave a tremendous mark against youth insurgence. Africa has piped well in material resource but far low in human resource. This calls for more corporate strategies to implement a sensitized community education. These are no hard chew, i repeat, with the recent technology. The urban areas will least migrate for a better life if what's given to the goose is available to the ganders. All it requires is a multisectorial approach using techno sensitive measures. All i am suggesting is, LETS MAXIMIZE the concentration and attraction offered by the social media/network to imbibe sustained-citizenship-labor-centered education. If facebook can pull such level of attentive cloud of witnesses, we need such technique.

Again, big thanks to other authors.

Bipin Ghimire university student and social worker from Nepal
Son las 02.43 pm de Mar, Junio 11, 2013

Though it is an optimistic resolution, it lacks to distinguish between the methods of education and the ways of implementation used in two different settings ( in relatively developed countries and countries with urgent need). countries where the enrollment of children in school is very low, needs special attention focussed with the socioeconomic sustainability of the family, which is a critical and very important factor that prevents a child from going to the school. children are the major manpower of economic activities in some societies, children have to work for their daily bread and butter. As a result the enrollment in primary school is low. so i think it would be better if the resolution also focuss this dual problem of economic sustainability and the education of the children.

Billy Batware Presidet at UESF from Austria
Son las 12.57 pm de Mar, Junio 11, 2013

First of all, I would like to commend the efforts of the authors of this resolution for this important work. At UESF, we would like to see education emphasised more in Post-2015 Development Goals. But most importantly, given the importance of education for development, we need to have a separate initiative focused soley on education. It is unacceptable that 61 million children and young people are denied the right to education according to this resolution despite that we have the UNESCO education for all initiative since 1990. The UN SG Education First initiative is another great action towards the right direction. However, with so much youth uneployment especially in underdeveloped countries due to lack of basic education, and impacts related to iliteracy such as exposure to curable diseases, increase in conflicts, etc. , it is time that, like we now have the Sustainable Energy for All initiative which was launched by UN SG and UNIDO to address the energy needs for the achievement of sustaible developmentas (see http://www.sustainableenergyforall.org/), we believe that we should have an Sustainable Education for All initiative launched NOW because we without education - formal and informal - all the other efforts cannot be realized. At UESF, we believe that education should be the starting point and are working on how the Sustainable Education for All Initiative in addition to the UNESCO Education for All, can look like and would welcome ideas from other youth leaders and interested people. A few things are clear; clear, attainable, and measurable goals on education should be set and funds should be GUARANTEED by governments as well as public and private sectors.

Ingrid Soto " Human rights activist/writer, blogger & entrepreneur /" from Brazil
Son las 08.24 pm de Lun, Junio 10, 2013

A educação é o mais poderoso agente no estabelecimento da paz universal,será o verdadeiro progresso para a raça humana, assim todas as desigualdades serão eliminadas.

Lia Martinez Politóloga UNCUYO - Voluntaria de la Organización Argentina de Jóvenes para Naciones Unidas from Argentina
Son las 07.25 pm de Lun, Junio 10, 2013

Me encanto el documento. Agrego mis aportes: 1. Sumaria una resolución de la Asamblea General.
2. Garantía de la educación para todos los niños y niñas del planeta. Promovería la adopción de un impuesto a nivel global para contar con fondos para dar sostenibilidad a esa garantia. 3. Aseguramos de que aprendamos a vivir y trabajar. Aquí garantizaría el acceso a espacios de participación juvenil protagónica donde se nos empodere como ciudadanos y generadores de empleo. 5. Aumentar los fondos para la educación y la asistencia a los Estados para crear un diseño según cada nivel de gobierno (nacional, provincial y municipal). Fortalecer los aportes de la cooperación internacional en la formación docente y mejora de la calidad de la enseñanza primaria y secundaria y la gestión educativa. 6. Proporcionar una voz en la configuración de la educación. Lo reformularia a garantizar el derecho a la participación de los jóvenes en la toma de decisiones e implementación de políticas públicas de Educación. 7. Fomentar un cambio global en los enfoques de formación de docentes y alumnos para desarrollar nuestras capacidades y habilidades humanas mediante la auto organización juvenil, expresión artística, incorporación temprana de la tolerancia a la diversidad de credos, culturas y géneros. Humanizar las aulas y trabajar de forma INTEGRAL nuestro desarrollo y formación (mente - cuerpo - emociones y espíritu) en comunicación con el ambiente y otros jóvenes del mundo.

SARAH MWIKALI from Kenya
Son las 12.16 pm de Lun, Junio 10, 2013

i believe education is the first step to eliminate poverty and discrimination against persons with disabilities. and not about just education but quality education...this will be achieved if scholarships for persons with disabilities are given, qualified teachers are employed, persons with disabilities must and should be included in every policy concerning education, also we should be mainstreamed to understand the other part of the society and to be able to know how to accomodate it in our lives....am standing for persons with disabilities in receiving quality education and am gonna tell the world the achievements some of us have got and also the experiences and hardships persons with disabilities encounter in accessing education...this is negative perceptions and criticism from our fellow society thus making our welfare hard....i appreaciate the fact that MDGs have come up and education for persons with disabilities will benefit beyond 2015 agenda

SARAH MWIKALI from Kenya
Son las 12.01 pm de Lun, Junio 10, 2013
James Love Programme Coordinator from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Son las 11.59 am de Lun, Junio 10, 2013

This is a well written and comprehensive document. We would suggest the following paragraph under section 4:

"Develop and promote citizenship education as a way of educating children and young people on the important realities of life, to reduce extremism, to promote equality and respect, to ensure children are aware of their rights and responsibilities, to help them to realize their position as a citizen of the world and to enhance their emotional and physical wellbeing."

to include a specific focus on the complexities and challenges of globalisation and interdependence as well as a call for critical approaches to dealing with a rapidly evolving, complex world.

Well done to the authors!

Collette Social worker (education) from Nigeria
Son las 08.54 am de Lun, Junio 10, 2013

The education we want is that which serves us the sister needs for; information, mentorship, participatory citizenship and sustainable development Moderately efforts have been made by some private sector organizations in Africa to ensure improved quality education in schools especially the primary and secondary, though it does not still augment the huge population of the mass left out of school. Quality education in developing countries like mine, would foster greater possibilities of advanced living and general mass participation in nation building. Referencing the telecoms and entertainment industry in the 80's and a quick comparison to the present situational reports on these sectors reveals a thrill or train of positive influence on youth orientation. Suffice it to say that if the media gave such tremendous power to telecoms and entertainment industries, the same measure can serve to promote education. Privatization has increased participation of the general public, thus if the environment is made suitable through favourable policies(by the governing units) that allow for trading education via the media, then social networks/media would engage the common man. This, cognizant of the lower attention span of our young people, will curb unpatriotism or extremisms prevalent amongst youth.

Strategic education is key to maximizing the surge of technology advances. Virtual imaging, learning aids with feedbacks, and study group media networks would be an inspiration to learning. These are not yet friendly in the African communities. My comments earlier in March reflects the role of the private sector in fostering learning and employability of a youth via early hands-ons.

Collette Social worker (education) from Nigeria
Son las 08.54 am de Lun, Junio 10, 2013

The education we want is that which serves us the sister needs for; information, mentorship, participatory citizenship and sustainable development Moderately efforts have been made by some private sector organizations in Africa to ensure improved quality education in schools especially the primary and secondary, though it does not still augment the huge population of the mass left out of school. Quality education in developing countries like mine, would foster greater possibilities of advanced living and general mass participation in nation building. Referencing the telecoms and entertainment industry in the 80's and a quick comparison to the present situational reports on these sectors reveals a thrill or train of positive influence on youth orientation. Suffice it to say that if the media gave such tremendous power to telecoms and entertainment industries, the same measure can serve to promote education. Privatization has increased participation of the general public, thus if the environment is made suitable through favourable policies(by the governing units) that allow for trading education via the media, then social networks/media would engage the common man. This, cognizant of the lower attention span of our young people, will curb unpatriotism or extremisms prevalent amongst youth.

Strategic education is key to maximizing the surge of technology advances. Virtual imaging, learning aids with feedbacks, and study group media networks would be an inspiration to learning. These are not yet friendly in the African communities. My comments earlier in March reflects the role of the private sector in fostering learning and employability of a youth via early hands-ons.

Collette Social worker (education) from Nigeria
Son las 08.54 am de Lun, Junio 10, 2013

The education we want is that which serves us the sister needs for; information, mentorship, participatory citizenship and sustainable development Moderately efforts have been made by some private sector organizations in Africa to ensure improved quality education in schools especially the primary and secondary, though it does not still augment the huge population of the mass left out of school. Quality education in developing countries like mine, would foster greater possibilities of advanced living and general mass participation in nation building. Referencing the telecoms and entertainment industry in the 80's and a quick comparison to the present situational reports on these sectors reveals a thrill or train of positive influence on youth orientation. Suffice it to say that if the media gave such tremendous power to telecoms and entertainment industries, the same measure can serve to promote education. Privatization has increased participation of the general public, thus if the environment is made suitable through favourable policies(by the governing units) that allow for trading education via the media, then social networks/media would engage the common man. This, cognizant of the lower attention span of our young people, will curb unpatriotism or extremisms prevalent amongst youth.

Strategic education is key to maximizing the surge of technology advances. Virtual imaging, learning aids with feedbacks, and study group media networks would be an inspiration to learning. These are not yet friendly in the African communities. My comments earlier in March reflects the role of the private sector in fostering learning and employability of a youth via early hands-ons.

Caitlin G. from United States of America
Son las 03.44 pm de Sáb, Junio 8, 2013

This document clearly state where we are at and where we need to be when it comes to education. I think most people will agree when I say that the education we receive shapes who we are and what we become. Without an education, there is no progress.
I come from a long line of high school teachers, so I understand the importance of a proper education and how hard it can be for some kids, at least in the United States, to receive one. My mom barely makes a living teaching at an inner city high school in Chicago. She was even attacked by one of her students, but when she recovered, she went right back to school and continued teaching without giving it a thought because teaching is her life, and I think she would be lost anywhere else but in a classroom. We need more teachers like my mom in the world. Children need teachers who are intelligent, passionate, and are willing to dedicate their lives preparing their students to succeed in this world.
Education is the first step in solving any of the world's problems. That is why I plan on joining the Peace Corps. next year and travel to Sub-Saharan Africa to work with local communities to educate the youth about healthy lifestyles and skills, specifically dealing with HIV/AIDS.
Education is not a privilege, but a right and I think the leaders of this world need to focus more of their energy and resources on this issue.

Sandeep Goswami Chief Executive Officer from India
Son las 12.21 pm de Sáb, Junio 8, 2013

Education is the most important pillar on which the future of the Human civilization rests. However, the basics of education is flawed.

Education which is supposed to impart knowledge filters it to country specific and many times ideology specific goals.

Moreover it is, especially in case of India, a tax free business enterprise with various methods of teaching. Which is also the case in many other countries.

While having different approach to fundamentals is a healthy trend, without regulating through world-wide debate and consultation and voting, the methods of education can not become better.

Therefore, what we are creating is just another business enterprise and naming it education. It is this education which having been imparted for the past 70 odd years which has given us Management gurus and Legal luminaries along with Economic geniuses who have taken the World towards the brink of extinction via global warming.

It is the present form of education which has divided countries & caused wars and continues to create the rift.

Unless we are able to go back into history and seek the wisdom of those like Vivekananda & Gandhi we will not be able to educate a single child.

Yes we can have many who could be called literate.

Regards!
Sandeep Goswami

Sandeep Goswami Chief Executive Officer from India
Son las 12.21 pm de Sáb, Junio 8, 2013

Education is the most important pillar on which the future of the Human civilization rests. However, the basics of education is flawed.

Education which is supposed to impart knowledge filters it to country specific and many times ideology specific goals.

Moreover it is, especially in case of India, a tax free business enterprise with various methods of teaching. Which is also the case in many other countries.

While having different approach to fundamentals is a healthy trend, without regulating through world-wide debate and consultation and voting, the methods of education can not become better.

Therefore, what we are creating is just another business enterprise and naming it education. It is this education which having been imparted for the past 70 odd years which has given us Management gurus and Legal luminaries along with Economic geniuses who have taken the World towards the brink of extinction via global warming.

It is the present form of education which has divided countries & caused wars and continues to create the rift.

Unless we are able to go back into history and seek the wisdom of those like Vivekananda & Gandhi we will not be able to educate a single child.

Yes we can have many who could be called literate.

Regards!
Sandeep Goswami

Kentaro Fukuchi " Director, Student, Youth Activist" from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Son las 11.23 am de Sáb, Junio 8, 2013

I think it very well written statement. I wonder if it could recognise, in Art.6, that the voices of girls, youth with disabilities and all other marginalised groups need particular attention in shaping the educational agenda as it could be under represented.
Also, I thought it would be nice if the agency of youth can be stated much clearly. Including myself, I have encountered with many youth with disabilities who started to act to change the situation of their peers in Thailand, Sudan, Cambodia and many other places. One of the difficulties is that it is not easy for these initiatives to be sustainable due to the lack of resources as to get funding requires experience. Therefore, I believe that more resource should be mobilised to support those initiatives I am grateful for the opportunity to express my opinion here.

Scarlett OYW NYC Ambassador from United States of America
Son las 06.46 pm de Vie, Junio 7, 2013

Very well written piece, I think that #3 is especially important and pertinent to Malala day. We need to find ways of implementing education in nontraditional forms to ensure that each child has a chance for education. We need to not only educate the children but the parents and adults as well and teach them the value of education and what it can bring to the family (the long term benefits).

Lauren Eaves from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Son las 04.43 pm de Vie, Junio 7, 2013

I would like to join Annika in commending the authors of the resolution. I think the acknowledgement of the specialised needs of girls required during education is fantastic and key to ensuring that girls remain in school throughout their primary and secondary school. I wonder whether the resolution could acknowledge at some point that education is part of a complete well-being jigsaw for a child; it is a crucial component and can often have an effect on other components such as access to good quality food, sanitation and water as well as healthcare. Hence, I believe that schools could be most impactful if they are regarded as hubs of the community where not only children but adults learn, where community meetings are held, where vaccinations are given etc. thereby encouraging adults to keep children in school. I appreciate however that this is touched on in the clause about preparation for life and work. Admittedly, I am not an expert at UN resolutions however I also wonder whether more concrete suggestions could be provided under the first clause about ensuring every child goes to school: do school feeding programmes work? do we need more schools? what have proved the best strategies so far? Are new methods required?
Again, well done to the authors on a great document and I am a so pleased that this issue is being discussed by young people at such a high level!

Viviana Vanova Enterpreneur from Australia
Son las 07.26 pm de Mié, Junio 5, 2013

I agree with Annika with regards to the importance of teachers in global education. They are often underpaid and undervalued individuals who deserve the recognition for their hard work. It is necessary to attract more young people to the education industry and give them the tools and support to provide quality education to the children.

Annika Erickson-Pearson Student, Youth Activist from United States of America
Son las 12.01 am de Mié, Junio 5, 2013

I'd first like to commend the authors on a strong, well-written document. It communicates clearly the need for the prioritization of education in the global community and balances delicately the sister-needs of access to and quality of education. I'm proud of young people sticking up for their brothers, sisters, neighbors, and classmates and acting on the call for change.

Perhaps the document can also address the need for quality teachers. Whether the teachers are community leaders or local students who have gone on to receive training, good teachers are fundamental to the sustainability of education programs in communities. They become the activists in each locality, fighting for better resources, piloting creative solutions, and encouraging students to become co-educators to one another. It will be hard to find an enduring solution to the problem of low-quality education without thinking about teachers.

I appreciate the opportunity to comment.

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