Welcome Note from the Co-Convenors
Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Education
Welcome Note from the Co-Convenors
UNESCO and UNICEF are very pleased to announce the launch of the Global Consultation on Education and invite you to participate. This is one of a series of country and global thematic consultations that the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is convening with the aim to ensure a diversity of voices in conversations on the shape and content of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. One of the themes that has been identified as a matter of critical importance is education.
The Global Consultation on Education is an inclusive, participatory and democratic process for young people, civil society, non-governmental organizations, governments, academia, media, the UN system and the private sector entities from around the world to contribute their experiences and ideas on how to improve education around the world. The consultation will help review progress on the Education for All (EFA) goals and the MDGs and discuss how to ensure that the issues around education are effectively addressed and have a central place in a new development framework after 2015.
Running from now until March 2013, and leveraging technology and social media tools to engage participants in online, moderated e-discussions, the Education Consultation will embrace four specific areas: 1. Equitable Access to Education; 2. Quality of Learning; 3. Global Citizenship, Skills and Jobs; 4. Governance and Financing of Education. Each of the four e-discussions will last approximately two weeks. The first discussion on Equitable Access to Education runs from 10 December to 24 December.
This is a unique opportunity for you to participate and contribute with your recommendations and suggestions. On the public, open-access discussion forum you are welcome to talk about education-related issues that you think should be a priority in the next development agenda. We encourage you to post your ideas and thoughts as an individual or a group and share the voices of the persons, organizations or communities you represent as well as to invite individuals and organizations to take part in this conversation. Views and comments can be posted in any of the 60 languages that the Google translator supports on the web space.
The results of e-discussions will be presented in a synthesis report form at the Education Leadership Meeting in Dakar, Senegal in February 2013. A final summary report will then feed into the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP), as well as to the inter-governmental debate on the post-2015 development agenda at the 2013 UN General Assembly.
Join the Consultation today at http://www.worldwewant2015.org/education2015. Voice your opinion in the e-discussions and shape the future of education! Spread the word using #Education2015 and follow us on Twitter; review and comment on education resources on the web space; post and share your or your organization’s work related to education; blog and comment on other participants’ contributions.
We are looking forward to your participation in this important and exciting conversation.
With best regards,
Olav Seim, Director, Education for All (EFA) Global Partnerships Team, UNESCO
Jordan Naidoo, Senior Education Advisor, UNICEF
Co-Convenors of the Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Education
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