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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

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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.

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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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The Young Explorers\' Institute for Social Service
Sat, September 14, 2013 at 05.29 am

Every year India is contributing for education for all levels.The system of reviewing, monitoring of fund utilization are there. It is like any other sector the fund is used, may not be fuul. End result may be some target is archived may not be fulyl. The fighting for access to information are on, but the truths are mostly unearth.

kara j lincoln please see What`s On! event; http://www.whatson.co.za/details.php?id=106668#.UdWd4Srn9Ms from United States of America
Fri, July 12, 2013 at 07.31 am

Hello,

My name is kara j Lincoln, i'm 60 years old, female + I speak for many unable, thru our above link at -
i come to talk story. which we are restructuring + searching for software that students know best, to see if we can simply focus direct with a variety of communities, so we may create a platform thru internet to go eye to eye. for you to co_evolve your subject matter to restore your natural community, along with the potential of all.

i want to thank you, for together we do have solutions that can be shared if we organize a platform to associate + apply with hands on, as we gain understanding of what is + the many solutions we can reflect with as we each personalize a walkabout.

please see my other few comments.

we, meaning many good folks are do_in simple natural collective living in patches on this planet. we would like to have this global platform link with everyone. so each of us can make space to reflect, self observe + prioritize those left behind in our local communities, leaving no pockets of many without, misusing/abused, as presently. as we gain more tools within to build local resources, remaining clear when to do what for our self.

we can best organize if we make a platform to share what works, what doesn't, + go beyond prevention , as we share how we simply live in harmony, fine tuning how we can apply the awareness to our self, wherever we are fortunate to be.

I look forward to communicating via internet/Skype as we build this platform.

please email, subject aloka.

peace, kara j lincoln

kara j lincoln please see What`s On! event; http://www.whatson.co.za/details.php?id=106668#.UdWd4Srn9Ms from United States of America
Fri, July 12, 2013 at 06.11 am

a global platform to share living local;

do your walkabout, reflect, go within + see how you have been part of the problem or contributing unknowingly or have great input/resources to help:

understands effects you leave, how you can redirect own energy, rid baggage + be part of the solution vs. part of the problem.

merge, plug into existing software programs + focus direct together. share in own tongue, a good science verbiage to do what us humans share as common denominators.

build ecological sustainable working communities + harmonize. music can fill the air not drones as all stop the false green + war mode economies.

thru internet/Skype reach out + focus direct together.

help all come to the cloth/table + do a `plan, land, fresh water flow to sea use review. restore your local communities natural enhanced potential. as with Prof Altieri`s agro_ecology. prioritize local natural food sovereignty to fuel the path of what sustains you.

offer a local tapering transition so all can change world markets, have on the table modes of investment knowing what needs to rid, what to work into natures limits, + what to invite in to the local community. a better

best education is for a student to give hands on even if simple chores, then to feel the spirit of one dull, sharpen ones sensors, then to have energy to do an exchange, `boon with the natural world.

co_evolve, create curriculum to restore your local community as a prerequisite.

be clear to go on with common sense + share as you live as a local as you explore, continuing your education.

peace is an option.

email, if interested, subject; aloka

Ojonwa Deborah Miachi Youth advocate from Nigeria
Mon, July 1, 2013 at 03.14 pm

Nigeria and other developing countries have to focus on educating the mothers of tomorrow. The Post 2015 Development Agenda can encourage governments to take concrete steps to encourage girls to attend school, particularly by addressing cultural barriers in the north of the country. Creation of incentives for all girls to complete primary and secondary school is an important priority. Hidden charges, user fees, levies and rents like PTA, Uniform and stationary charges should be abolished at all cost. To increase gender equality and access to education in general, 10% of every Local Government’s budget should be allocated to education and CSOs, the media, communities and religious bodes should monitor the implementation of reforms. Also, Mentoring programs can be set up in offices where educated women and girls enrolled for their undergraduate studies can decide to mentor children from poor backgrounds to facilitate little girls of primary school age having the chance to go to school.

Theodore Darid Mauro research from United States of America
Mon, July 1, 2013 at 04.36 pm

Wonderful programs - I recommend that you also look at programing to support those young mothers. Health issues is one area that most Universities are very poor about training but a small womens group can be very successful. Early childhood care, support for children with health needs, infectious dieses and a basic first aid class can be VERY valuable. Of course having a senior teacher to share instructional methods might assist your tutoring program also. Great job and good luck!

Theodore Darid Mauro research from United States of America
Mon, July 1, 2013 at 04.36 pm

Wonderful programs - I recommend that you also look at programing to support those young mothers. Health issues is one area that most Universities are very poor about training but a small womens group can be very successful. Early childhood care, support for children with health needs, infectious dieses and a basic first aid class can be VERY valuable. Of course having a senior teacher to share instructional methods might assist your tutoring program also. Great job and good luck!

Theodore Darid Mauro research from United States of America
Mon, July 1, 2013 at 04.35 pm

Wonderful programs - I recommend that you also look at programing to support those young mothers. Health issues is one area that most Universities are very poor about training but a small womens group can be very successful. Early childhood care, support for children with health needs, infectious dieses and a basic first aid class can be VERY valuable. Of course having a senior teacher to share instructional methods might assist your tutoring program also. Great job and good luck!

Ojonwa Deborah Miachi Youth advocate from Nigeria
Mon, July 1, 2013 at 03.16 pm

Age: 21, National Youth Advocate, UNMC
Nigeria and other developing countries have to focus on educating the mothers of tomorrow. The Post 2015 Development Agenda can encourage governments to take concrete steps to encourage girls to attend school, particularly by addressing cultural barriers in the north of the country. Creation of incentives for all girls to complete primary and secondary school is an important priority. Hidden charges, user fees, levies and rents like PTA, Uniform and stationary charges should be abolished at all cost. To increase gender equality and access to education in general, 10% of every Local Government’s budget should be allocated to education and CSOs, the media, communities and religious bodes should monitor the implementation of reforms. Also, Mentoring programs can be set up in offices where educated women and girls enrolled for their undergraduate studies can decide to mentor children from poor backgrounds to facilitate little girls of primary school age having the chance to go to school.

Alexandra Leone Student, Youth Activist from United States of America
Wed, June 26, 2013 at 01.31 pm

Alexandra Leone, 17, Female, USA, GirlUp Organization
I agree with all points articulated in the Youth Resolution. I also feel that it is important to stress the economic, social, and political benefits of specifically supporting girls' education rights. Not only is education a fundamental human right as described by the UN but it also has a profoundly beneficial effect on society as a whole when girls are supported through education.
It is also important to stress that education must be relevant to the respective communities of the students. It is not the responsibility of the UN to implement educational institutions in all countries of the world but rather encourage, support, and aid these countries in establishing what types of education would be most applicable and beneficial to the people of their respective countries, being sure to remove all gender bias.

ROBERTO CARLOS LLAVE AGUILAR Consejero from Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Wed, June 26, 2013 at 02.05 am

CONCUERDO CON LO AFIRMADO POR Vibhu Sharma ESO ES LO QUE SE DEBE HACER

ROBERTO CARLOS LLAVE AGUILAR Consejero from Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Wed, June 26, 2013 at 02.04 am

CONCUERDO CON LO AFIRMADO POR Vibhu Sharma ESO ES LO QUE SE DEBE HACER

dr sangita sinha lecturer from India
Tue, June 25, 2013 at 02.10 am

Education in schools and colleges should be imparted in such a manner so as to develop entrepreneurial skills.children and youth should be trained and taught to work towards creating jobs and not simply competing for the available ones.The education system should aim towards making them responsible towards society as a whole.

Christine Yu " ""Student, Youth Activist""" from China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region*
Sat, June 22, 2013 at 01.13 pm

在青少年或青年教育,每個國家政府均不應以考試成績來分等級,並停止不必要戰爭,而且必須以功課來作為成績,不能因他們是雙性,同性等而進行反向歧視,這不是代表他們的學習程度,而只是你作為一老師,主任對學生的喜愛程度而評鑑而已。

其次,男女平等仍然是必須要做的,女孩或婦女是一定要受教育的,而不是因她是女人這個性別而不給予被教育的機會,如果這樣那只會社會的發展沒有什麼好處可言。

建議
1. 投放更多資源在女性教育(除了基本女性的針織等技能教育,還要進行基礎教育)
2. 在一個班別,男女比例各佔50%
3. 所有類型人士都可在同一班上,而不是隨意把同性,雙性人等置之度外
4. 女性入大學比例不少於75%
5. 對於有特殊病例的人要給予支持(要設有基本醫療設備)

這只是我的建議而已,可能會有偏頗

不過,每個人都應有教育的權利,選擇教育的權利

Anush Aghabalyan from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Sat, June 15, 2013 at 02.20 am

We welcome the concept of the resolution and would like to provide the comments below:

2. Get every child in school
- It has to be re-emphasized that access to education is a fundamental human right anchored in the human rights conventions
- More focus on educational outcomes and quality

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

- Address the issue of school (and school-related) infrastructure to enable girls to attend the school in an environment free from violence. Violence prevents girls from going to school. Lower school participation rates among girls tend to be linked among other things with lack of infrastructure, such as road access and energy (electricity). Investing in roads and electricity to allow girls to travel to/from schools without fear of being subjected to violence and ensuring the provision of separate toilets for boys and girls, safety in classrooms, libraries, etc. is an absolute must to provide girls with equal access to educational facilities.

- In a nutshell, education needs to be addressed holistically to address all issues preventing girls from going to school, e.g. child marriages, etc.

4.
Distinction should be made between non-formal education and vocational education /training. NFE provides young people with an opportunity to develop life skills, values and competencies different to those received in the formal setting. The NFE programmes are particularly important in terms of their impact on marginalized and disadvantaged youth and those out of formal education.

Education system needs to better respond to labour market requirements

Anush Aghabalyan from
Sat, June 15, 2013 at 02.17 am

We welcome the concept of the resolution and would like to provide the comments below:

2. Get every child in school
- It has to be re-emphasized that access to education is a fundamental human right anchored in the human rights conventions
- More focus on educational outcomes and quality

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

- Address the issue of school (and school-related) infrastructure to enable girls to attend the school in an environment free from violence. Violence prevents girls from going to school. Lower school participation rates among girls tend to be linked among other things with lack of infrastructure, such as road access and energy (electricity). Investing in roads and electricity to allow girls to travel to/from schools without fear of being subjected to violence and ensuring the provision of separate toilets for boys and girls, safety in classrooms, libraries, etc. is an absolute must to provide girls with equal access to educational facilities.

- In a nutshell, education needs to be addressed holistically to address all issues preventing girls from going to school, e.g. child marriages, etc.

4.
Distinction should be made between non-formal education and vocational education /training. NFE provides young people with an opportunity to develop life skills, values and competencies different to those received in the formal setting. The NFE programmes are particularly important in terms of their impact on marginalized and disadvantaged youth and those out of formal education.

Education system needs to better respond to labour market requirements

Dr. Graciela R. Yanovsky Fundación Argentina a las Naciones Camino a la Verdad - FANCV from Argentina
Sat, June 15, 2013 at 12.54 am

Dra Graciela R Yanovsky –Presidente FANCV
María De La Cruz De La Rubia –Representante FANCV Jóvenes
26 años
Femenina
Argentina
1 Sugerimos: la ONU, debería convocar a Reunión de Alto Nivel, impulsar FIRMA DE TRATADO INTERNACIONAL, promueva la Educación Libre, Gratuita e Igualitaria en todos los Niveles Primario, Secundario, Universitario en Países Miembros ONU, con mira al Cumplimiento y Fortalecimiento ODM, disminuir brecha Acceso al Conocimiento, principalmente Grupos Vulnerables,incluyendo los indocumentados, cualquier motivo o razón
2 Dicho Tratado, debería ser enmarcado parámetros: LA RESOLUCIÓN DE LA JUVENTUD: LA EDUCACIÓN QUE QUEREMOS
3 Instamos promover Firma Tratado Internacional: LA EDUCACIÓN QUE QUEREMOS, como condición sine qua non, para obtener la calidad Miembro de ONU y, contribuir-fortalecer Mantenimiento de Paz.
4 contribuir al DESARROLLO SOSTENIBLEMENTE SUSTENTABLE de Naciones, a través de CRECIMIENTO PRODUCTIVO.
Los Profesionales recibidos, deberían dedicar 2 días semanales como mínimo, al Asesoramiento Gratuito según especialidad para devolver a la Sociedad, su inversión en ellos, por impuestos.
5 Asesoramientos bajo supervisión de Profesionales Experimentados, asignados especialmente. Este Sistema de Educación, deberá incluir por parte de los Gobiernos: bibliotecas físicas y virtuales actualizadas, para acceder de manera gratuita.
6 Los que más horas de Asesoramiento puedan demostrar con Bonos, emitidos para tal efecto, les servirán para un reconocimiento impositivo, para complementar el pago de los impuestos, como una exención impositiva. Enviaremos English version.

Alexandra Letelier Junior Advisor for the CRC and rights-based approach from Norway
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 10.09 pm

On behalf of the Youth Advisory Board of Plan Norway, I would like to say that we agree with all of the points listed up in the resolution. It is a good initiative with a lot of potential. After the workshop-session, we came to an agreement on which three points we believe should be underlined in the final resolution.

Point 2; Education is an essential factor in order to achieve development. We think it is important to focus on including everyone, but also on obtaining a high-quality learning for all children. However, we don't think that the resoultion says enough about what quality education is, and how we can measure it. In our point of view, quality education includes...
- highly qualified and educated teachers
- food and water during the school-day
- access to writing-books, text-books, pencils and blackboards
- a relevant curriculum and vocational subjects
- safety
- at least nine years of mandatory education after the age of six
- education in the child's mother tounge and the country's official language

Point 3: This issue has to be put on the agenda! It is important to include the entire society in order to make a country develop to its fullest potential. One of the things the resolution should focus more on is exactly why these groups are excluded. Is it because of native languages, gender-roles, physical disabilities? The educational system should be able to adapt to different needs.

Point 4: Education is worthless if you don't know how to use it. We believe that it is important that all children and youth are being prepared for life, work and the society they live in. Vocational education and a relevant curriculum are ways to reach this goal.

teacher from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 09.58 pm

Sally Laurilla teacher from the United Kingdom.
To remain silent means that we are happy to accept injustices, a unified voice makes us stronger. It’s time to turn promises into reality, to empower all young people, regardless of gender through education. Provide them with a future which will transform their lives. Poverty forces many families to deny their daughters education in favour of their sons, simply because boys are seen as the future breadwinners. Many girls enter in to arranged marriages too young in a desperate attempt to escape poverty. Deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes simply endorses the mind-set amongst girls that education is not a priority. The time to redress the balance is now. We should be embracing equality for all and transform the divide in society with regards education.
The Department for education in the UK states that it is committed to developing policies that raise attainment for all children and it is taking steps to consider and address the needs of children and families that may be facing disadvantages. Worldwide we should be supporting this initiative whereby the rights of individuals to liberty, justice and equality through education are paramount. Providing hope, dignity and a quality of life which will undoubtedly impact on future generations. Learning helps us as individuals to acquire the knowledge, behaviours, skills and values in order to truly belong to the diverse society in which we live. Let us come together as one voice and make sure that education is top of political agendas, we must make it a priority. Let us not just take steps but run together towards a bright new future where equality means equality.

teacher from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 09.58 pm

Sally Laurilla teacher from the United Kingdom.
To remain silent means that we are happy to accept injustices, a unified voice makes us stronger. It’s time to turn promises into reality, to empower all young people, regardless of gender through education. Provide them with a future which will transform their lives. Poverty forces many families to deny their daughters education in favour of their sons, simply because boys are seen as the future breadwinners. Many girls enter in to arranged marriages too young in a desperate attempt to escape poverty. Deep-rooted patriarchal attitudes simply endorses the mind-set amongst girls that education is not a priority. The time to redress the balance is now. We should be embracing equality for all and transform the divide in society with regards education.
The Department for education in the UK states that it is committed to developing policies that raise attainment for all children and it is taking steps to consider and address the needs of children and families that may be facing disadvantages. Worldwide we should be supporting this initiative whereby the rights of individuals to liberty, justice and equality through education are paramount. Providing hope, dignity and a quality of life which will undoubtedly impact on future generations. Learning helps us as individuals to acquire the knowledge, behaviours, skills and values in order to truly belong to the diverse society in which we live. Let us come together as one voice and make sure that education is top of political agendas, we must make it a priority. Let us not just take steps but run together towards a bright new future where equality means equality.

Jorge Miguel from Spain
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 09.41 pm

I think it’s a clear mistake to talk about Global Education Crisis. Crisis implies change and we are not experiencing a change from a previous good situation in education to a current temporary bad one, but rather a slight improvement. The situation regarding education was never better. We should acknowledge the improvements done, but at the same time to point out the slowness of these improvements as well as the long way still in front of us before reaching satisfactory levels of access to education by every child in the world.
I think several learning subjects should be highlighted as special important: social and emotional learning, ethics education, education in democracy and participation, environmental education, consumers’ education, human rights education, intercultural education, ITC education, entrepreneurship, sense of initiative education and creativity education.
I would highlight the importance of this point: 4. Ensure that we learn to prepare us for life and work.
I think a reference to lifelong learning is missing in the resolution. Education systems should be transformed in order to adapt to the new needs for permanent education and training.
Also, I think it’s missing a more clear reference to student-centered approach in the methodology.
And as last comment: all the governments should assure adequate structures in the education systems and sufficient funding and public expenditure in education and training as a base for the future development of society.

Pilar Vazquez Calva Coordinator of government linkage from Mexico
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 06.23 pm

This is a very good resolution for all governments to sign up and make a commitment for education for all children and young around the world. All the points are very well explained and do cover the most important subjects for education. If we want to have a better world for everyone, one of the most important rights that has to be warranted is education. Congratulations for all the people that were involved on the drafting of this document.

UnyimeAbasi Ben from Nigeria
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 04.39 pm

Standard of education is suffering serious set-back though.
The steps outlined and concrete strategy which would guarantee a good education. I am only worried about its implementation and sustainability. The situation in most developing countries for instance my country, Nigeria, lies on project implementation, its quality and the capacity to make it long-term.
There would also be need to establish a 'stringent' monitoring process if the aim is to be achieved.

One reason why the level education especially in the public institutions dwindle is linked to little concentration by teachers. Mean pay package force teachers to seek other means of livelihood. Therefore, policy should also take care to ensure that teachers are suitably rewarded.

Grace Sharon Grace Sharon on behalf of Saw Tee Nu, 24, Burma from Thailand
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 04.30 pm

I support the program The Youth Resolution: The Education We want. Furthermore, I would like to suggest that you should not only provide at least nine years of quality education to every child but also to support teenagers or young people/adults who really need the support because we who are young people/adults from Burma and who are living in the refugee camps along the Thai-Burma Border are facing the lack of job opportunities and cannot continue further study even if we finished high/school/secondary school. We need the further study (such as post-ten school/pre-college) or a chance to get into university. Without the qualification of post-ten levels or a degree, it is very difficult to find a job and difficult to deal with the inside world and outside world, nowadays. When we were in high school we were not mature enough but when we are in the post ten-school life, we are getting mature and want to get more access to education and wanted to be educated and get to know the lack of our need and weakness. However, now, we are facing the lack of support because donors are reducing their support along the Thailand-Burma border. This action badly effects the young generation of people who are mainly facing the problem and trouble because of Burmese Government’s oppression and mistreatment. Most children and young people who are from refugee camps and from along the border and remote area of the ethnic regions are depending on the education in refugee camps and migrant schools. We are not only, very young children, but also young adults of all ages of people who need a good education. Education is very important for the building of a new generation of people.

Mennatallah Shapaan Abd elgid English Teacher from Egypt
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 04.28 pm

Mennatallah Hikal
21 years
female
I would like to thank the authors for this well written document, indeed education is the tool that makes our children and young people be able to build a better future
Education in Egypt is semi-free but some poor families can not pay the costs of education for all her children that's why they prefer to pay for boys without girls because the girl get married one day and leave her house but the boy will remain with his family. And solution of this problem is that governments built a completely free schools, but also provide them with school needs and psychological rehabilitation and health to be a valid individual in society. And schools should allocate an hour per day to raise awareness of work fields and labor market that would children join after they finish their education, so they will have a determined goal and seek behind it from a young age.

We can not forget the teacher the tool that we use in forming the personality and mental health of these children and young people, so we should pay attention to the teacher healthy, financially and morally because the teacher's personal influence, either negatively or positively on the student's personality,In Egypt we have some teachers of English or French language they could not speak the language well!! This would negatively impact on children and young people later so that should be considered that teacher is well trained before he could teach to students.
In the end thank you for letting me comment on this great document.

Grace Sharon Class 2A, Anglican Language & Computer Centre (ALCC), Mae La Refugee Camp, Tak 63110 from Thailand
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 04.04 pm

We want to give our opinion for the education that we want. First of all, we think developed countries should support more money for education. The NGO’s need to build more schools for the poor people who cannot afford to go to school.

Every School should forbid segregation. Every school should extremely forbid using drugs around the school environment.

Governments should:

1. open more scholarship schools and give chances to apply for scholarships.
2. increase salaries for teachers so that they will be happy to be teachers.
3. provide health care for poor people because we need to be healthy to study school lessons.
4. support school fees for the people who can not afford to go to school.
5. give chances to disabled people to go to school like other people.
6. Give student identity cards to the students in order to use when they go on excursions.
7. Should give legal punishment to the employers who accept young people under 18 to work.

Every country should stop civil wars. These are our thoughts for education throughout the whole world.

As refugee students, we need higher education because in our camp, these are only collages and they are not international levels. So we need international school sto get higher education. We need to get enough electricity in order to study at home and for using computers. We need wifi for the distance study and to know what is happening all over the world.

In the camp there are many children who cannot go to school because their parents cannot afford to send them to school. As a result, we need more schools that are supported by donor countries.

Grace Sharon Class 1A, Anglican Language & Computer Centre, Post 10 School, Mae La Refugee Camp, Tak 63110 from Thailand
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 03.51 pm

We’re college students studying in one of the refugee camps in Thailand. There are some difficulties and problems that we’ve seen. For example, why some children and young people can’t take part in studying, especially in refugee camps and in some rural areas.

For some young people, they can’t go to school because of financial problems. Sometimes they have to work to get money for school fees and some of their work is so dangerous. Secondly, it’s likely that however, children want to study, parents won’t allow them because some parents are uneducated and unemployed. In addition, some young people have got mental problems from trauma suffered and are scared to study, afraid of someone, etc.

The sources they need are money, provision and inspiration for them. A good school with high education is needed in rural areas too. In addition, we also need a special organisation to be able to get help directly. It’ll help young people to study for the next step, such as university. In some places, there isn’t a way for graduated post 10 people to attend university. Most children and young people have dreams. They want to fulfil them but some have lost their way so they need a guide to show them their future.

So we need an organisation to help all levels of young people.

Pernille hoej International Officer, National Union of Students in Denmark from Denmark
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 03.46 pm

We recognize the sentiment behind this resolution, yet we think that it is wrong to see education so much as a mean to feed the demands of the labour market. Education is a fundamental value and important activity in itself, and it is a public responsibility to provide education to youth and other groups of society who can benefit from education. Furthermore, we would like it to be stated that education is a fundamental human right - not a privilege. This is also connected to the public responsibility to provide education for all. We hope that you will encompass more of these fundamental values that connects to education in the resolution.

Sincerely yours
DSF - the National Union of Students in Denmark

Pernille hoej International Officer, National Union of Students in Denmark from Denmark
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 03.45 pm

We recognize the sentiment behind this resolution, yet we think that it is wrong to see education so much as a mean to feed the demands of the labour market. Education is a fundamental value and important activity in itself, and it is a public responsibility to provide education to youth and other groups of society who can benefit from education. Furthermore, we would like it to be stated that education is a fundamental human right - not a privilege. This is also connected to the public responsibility to provide education for all. We hope that you will encompass more of these fundamental values that connects to education in the resolution.

Sincerely yours
DSF - the National Union of Students in Denmark

Sian Monitoring Officer from Chad
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 02.53 pm

Furthermore, in addition to formal education it is equally important to ensure the provision of informal educational opportunities. Such educational programmes enable youth and adolescents to access accelerated learning programmes and achieve a basic education regardless of their age. Furthermore, such programmes can adapt to the social and cultural context, thus allowing youth to participate in educational activities regardless of their additional roles and responsibilities.
Additionally, another important aspect missed within this framework is the key role of community school teachers, who act as role models. Within emergency settings, there is often a severe shortage of qualified teachers. Community teachers thus act as role models in promoting education within the community and sharing their expertise and knowledge with their peers. More value should be attributed to such systems.
Finally, we commend the objective of seeking to connect education more directly with the labour market as an extremely important aspect of education for youth. While formal classroom education is fundamental, learning practice in parallel is a critical component for success in the labour market upon completion of studies.

Sian Monitoring Officer from Chad
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 02.51 pm

Firstly, I would like to congratulate the authors of this framework, seeing youth take action for their own education is an inspiring initiative.
The framework advocates for education for all, with a minimum of nine years of quality education. This is an important step, recognising the critical need for secondary education. However, it is crucial to treat education for adolescents and children in parallel, as equally important. Too often, primary education is prioritised at the expense of secondary education. This is particularly prevalent in emergency contexts, where younger children benefit from a wide range of educational opportunities, whereas opportunities for adolescents and young adults are extremely limited. The need to focus particular attention on adolescents and youth is emphasised when we take into account that the average period of time spent in exile is 17 years, which constitutes the entirety of one’s youth. In line with this, the objective 5, which advocates for an increase in funding allocation from governments for education, should make specific mention of primary, secondary and tertiary education.
Moreover, particular attention should be paid to young women’s education. This category of population is in most countries, and even more so in emergency contexts, particularly vulnerable. Therefore, providing opportunities, while also raising awareness and tackling the social and cultural barriers preventing girls from accessing education should form a crucial part of the response to this “education emergency”.

Craig 'Deano' Dean from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 02.23 pm

Congratulations on a fantastic document and for the opportunity to provide our input. I would like to see more emphasis on building disaster resilient "Safe School". This is criticacl to allow continous education during dissaters as well as a safe public building which can be used as temporary shelters to save lifes. UNESCO have a great video about this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USLHmwvpjX8. THere summary - Education for disaster preparedness can provide life-saving and life-sustaining information and skills that protect in particular children and young people during and after emergencies.
Disasters are not natural, they only occur when people lack preparedness or the ability to cope with hazards: it is the combination of an exposed and ill-prepared population or community with a hazard event that results in a disaster. Education therefore has a vital role to play in preparing communities and building disaster resilient societies and safe lives.
UNESCO provides tools for integrating Disaster Risk Reduction into schools and provides training for teachers and educators on how to educate children and youth to prepare for disasters. In short, please make more reference to building SAFE, DISASTER RESILIENT SCHOOL!!!! Thanks again and I very much look forward to engaging more on this initaitive.

Agung Widhianto Agung Widhianto from Indonesia
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 01.35 pm

I am delighted to give my comments. I give my highest award to the conceptor who has written their quality thought.

The most crucial problem triggering us is economic condition in the developing countries. And I conceive that economy and education is interrelated each other. So, both education and economy (poverty) must be addressed together. I conclude that education can help us to overcome poverty. I believe.

To the all stakeholders, I would like to inform you that children and young people have to get quality education, thus they can achieve their aims. Through the best and adequate education, we would not witness to the development discrepancy between developed countries and developing countries. So, there is a peaceful coming in our midst.

But, the next challenge is the awareness of the children and young people who have difference of sosial and cultural. Nonetheless, I firmly believe that our attempts to promote and persuade children, young people, and also adult fight for education can be achieved.

I think the spread of information of education can be distributed, informed, promoted to people across the world. Hopefully, by initiating this step, all governments, individuals, and civil society can attain "education for all".

I am very proud of this struggle. I just saying "This our obligation without any exception.

Thank you.

Ingrid Soto " Human rights activist/writer, blogger & entrepreneur /" from Brazil
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 01.10 pm

In schools from small girls and boys precu] isam have environmental education classes because they teach their children all together famílias.e learn that reusing objects can create new objects in which can become a new profession for pais.Assim with sons and daughters in the family schools will also be taking in the future when new oportunidades.E his daughters and their children will have a profession can help their parents.
Encouraging education is also important to extend to his family as an example his mother can learn to read and have a profession to help her husband support the family.
All together government, family and school.
So schools become refencia of personal and spiritual growth. And become highly respected by the community.

Ingrid Soto " Human rights activist/writer, blogger & entrepreneur /" from Brazil
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 01.03 pm

Here in the country I live in is a good example of how to encourage families to enroll and keep their sons and daughters in schools. A project where only the needy families in which this benefit has proven that their sons and daughters attend school daily receive a help a cash monthly. This project has taken many street children, because these families have secured the money to purchase food and necessities básicas.Assim together with government, school and family united are taking the kids will escola.Este project called "family allowance". it's simple and incentivador.A education for girls is paramount as they will one day be mothers and that they will educate future generations.

There is also a project called school family where on weekends the school is open to the community and parents have the opportunity to learn how to make crafts and professions all new teachers with volunteers, so the family integrates school and gives more value to the education of their daughters and sons.

Elisabeth Gehrke Exexutive committee from Sweden
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 01.03 pm

Under point 5 we would also like to see an encouragement of the amount of public funding put into education and that education should be of no cost to young people. This is an issue that is the heart of access to education in the world. It important that this is clearly stated, we cannot lower the ambitions from the side of young people.

Through out the resolution we would encourage the resolution not to use language such as “investment” to promote the funding of education. The process of commodification of education puts access at risk and it happens though for instance the use of certain economic terms. Education is a human right and that view should be promoted especially from young people. When education is defined as a production factor, discussion of investment in education emerges with the understanding that it is an investment in ‘human capital.’ This fails to encompass the complexity of education. It also reduces young people from human beings to a number in system. This is unacceptable.

Elisabeth Gehrke Exexutive committee from Sweden
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 01.02 pm

We applaud the initiatives’ sentiment, however there are fundamental issues in the resolution that fly straight against the interests of young people. You cannot encourage adaptation of education to the labour market and say that is the interest of young people when it is in fact at odds with it. Yes it is important that young people get jobs, but this is only part of why education is important.

Under point 4 there are several issues.

1. You cannot ask for vocational education to have the same standard as academic education as these are separate things. Unless the ambition is to have research based vocational education which seems excessive and unrealistic.

2. Asking for education to be more connected to the labor market is a mistake on the part of young people. When established economic interests have too strong a say in what we should invest in for tomorrow, it is the industries, technologies and education of yesterday’s economic paradigm that get promoted. This is something we cannot afford. Education should instead serve the many needs of society.


3. Citizenship education should be part of education not a separate entity. Education in itself is and should be multifunctional in nature.

4. Under the teaching point we would encourage that learning be
“learner centered” a concept based on “student centered learning”.

Ingrid Soto " Human rights activist/writer, blogger & entrepreneur /" from Brazil
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 12.57 pm

Aquí, en el país en que vivo es un buen ejemplo de cómo estimular a las familias a matricular y mantener a sus hijos e hijas en las escuelas. Un proyecto en el que sólo las familias necesitadas participan de este beneficio ha incentivado que sus hijos asistan a la escuela todos los días reciban una Ayuda en efectivo mensual. Este proyecto ha retirado muchos niños de la calle, ya que estas familias han conseguido el dinero para comprar alimentos y artículos de primera necesidad básicas cuando llevan sus hijos y hijas al colégio diariamente.Assim junto con el gobierno, la escuela y la familia unidas estan retomando a los niñas y niños a las escuelas. Este proyecto llamado "Bolsa familiar". es simple y incentivador.La educación de las niñas es de suma importancia, ya que un día serán madres y que van a educar a las generaciones futuras, haci estos proyectos ayudan a apoyar que las niñas estudien y sus famílias las apoyen.

También hay un proyecto llamado familia de la escuela, donde los fines de semana la escuela está abierta a la comunidad y los padres tienen la oportunidad de aprender a hacer artesanías y oficios todos los maestros son los voluntarios, haci la familia y comunidad se integra a la escuela y da más valor a la educación de sus hijas e hijos.

Ntiokam Divine Global Youth Digital Advocate post-2015 Development Agenda from Cameroon
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 11.25 am

This is a great and excellent initiative but looking into the current challenges faced based the third world countries , I will definitely suggest that we get children with special needs inclusive because they have many a times been left out of negotiations. That said and done for this to be realistic we need to train and create more Special Needs Education insitutions thereby increasing the number of teachers in a global perspective to take over the agenda.

Madalena Sousa Researcher and Administrative Officer from Belgium
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 10.58 am

On Behalf of AEGEE-Europe would like to congratulate the present Youth Resolution focused on Education as a vehicle for global development that should be always taken as a priority.

We would like to give some suggestions:

- On the second paragraph: “We therefore call on all governments, individuals, and organizations responsible for policy, planning, financing, provision, management, delivery, implementation and evaluation of education to work to (…)”
- We think that should also be mentioned the importance to build efforts on Education for Diversity, Human Rights and intercultural dialogue bringing decision makers and young people working together for a more respectful world
- Within the topic of “Ensure that we learn to prepare us for life and work” we think that here needs to reinforce that Partnerships in Education should be created between different sectors and fields of work in order contributing as complement of formal education preparing young people to face challenges throughout life and the labour market. Therefore Non Formal Learning and Informal Learning take a principal role among the established partnership.
- On the 4th point has a reference of the internships, in our opinion they should be paid and ensuring a quality framework.
- On the 6th point: “(…) allow youth to contribute with their opinions, beliefs and needs related with their learning path, to influence the direction of their own education, to have a say and a role in the nature and management of the educational institution and on curriculum development.

Thank you for the opportunity to share our comments.

Madalena Sousa Researcher and Administrative Officer from Belgium
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 10.58 am

On Behalf of AEGEE-Europe would like to congratulate the present Youth Resolution focused on Education as a vehicle for global development that should be always taken as a priority.

We would like to give some suggestions:

- On the second paragraph: “We therefore call on all governments, individuals, and organizations responsible for policy, planning, financing, provision, management, delivery, implementation and evaluation of education to work to (…)”
- We think that should also be mentioned the importance to build efforts on Education for Diversity, Human Rights and intercultural dialogue bringing decision makers and young people working together for a more respectful world
- Within the topic of “Ensure that we learn to prepare us for life and work” we think that here needs to reinforce that Partnerships in Education should be created between different sectors and fields of work in order contributing as complement of formal education preparing young people to face challenges throughout life and the labour market. Therefore Non Formal Learning and Informal Learning take a principal role among the established partnership.
- On the 4th point has a reference of the internships, in our opinion they should be paid and ensuring a quality framework.
- On the 6th point: “(…) allow youth to contribute with their opinions, beliefs and needs related with their learning path, to influence the direction of their own education, to have a say and a role in the nature and management of the educational institution and on curriculum development.

Thank you for the opportunity to share our comments.

Kartik Sawhney Member, Young Voices, Leonard Cheshire Disability from India
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 10.06 am

In continuation to my previous two comments:

I propose the following amendments.

Addition of a clause: The United Nations Secretary General, by way of a notification or order, should expand the mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on Education to include the ability to conduct fact-finding visits to any country that he/she deems as not being able to provide elementary education to its citizens (subject to no violation of the sovereignty of the concerned member state). Moreover, the member states should be asked to submit regular reports about the progress made at their end. Any concerns should be expediently reported to the General Assembly, and thereafter followed up religiously. This mechanism will ensure all countries to take suitable measureds in accordance with the protocols/resolutions that they are a party to without any delay.

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As such, the resolution is a wonderful document that lays down several measures, which if adopted, could help the excluded 61 million students get a meaningful holistic education. Measures to achieve the outlined objectives, however, will make the resolution more comprehensive.

Kartik Sawhney undefined from India
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 09.38 am

In continuation to my previous comment:

Addition of a sub-clause to point 3: With a view to eliminate the barriers that marginalized communities experience in accessing education (disabled children, for instance), qualified teachers who are familiar with the special needs of these students should be deputed to make the educational process enjoyable and meaningful for the students, thereby enhancing their participation. Moreover, accessibility of schools should be improved to encourage students with mobility challenges to be active participants as well. In this respect, `universal design` should be promoted. Similarly, girls/children with HIV/orphans should be encouraged to attend schools, this being done through the use of IC material (posters and documentaries, for instance). In fact, awareness and sensitization programs should be organized on a regular basis to change the society's perception towards education for the disadvantaged communities. Scholarships and other incentives such as the mid-day meal scheme (currently operational in India) should also be considered by the Governments to increase retention of students.

Addition of a sub-clause to point 4: Restructuring of the curriculum should be considered by several countries, wherein the education is limited to textbooks. Concepts should be linked to a daily life problem (wherever possible), and the students should be encouraged to explore and draw conclusions. Team work, projects and research should be promoted, keeping in view the resources available. This will help develop critical thinking and an inquisitive approach which is extremely vital in the job market.

Kartik Sawhney Member, Young Voices, Leonard Cheshire Disability and student at Stanford University from India
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 09.11 am

In my view, this resolution, in principle, encompasses all the vital facets to address the education crisis that plague the globe today. However, to ensure that this resolution is implemented in all the countries in complete earnest (and particularly in those that have not had adequate success in providing all children with access to elementary education in the past), it is essential that pragmatic solutions (which are quite different for developing and developed nations) that help achieve the outlined goals, are incorporated. This will serve as a guidance for those Governments that have not been extensively working on this crucial issue.

To be more specific, I propose the following amendments:

Addition to clause 2: This may be done by suitable amendments to the current legislation, ensuring implementation (through regular audits, both by the Government and international institutions), setting up schools in every locality, deputing qualified teachers, networking with NGOs to enhance the reach, making use of technology (radio, television and online educational modules), among other approaches. Implementation of these strategies will necessitate global co-operation (especially in the provision of resources and funds), which should be further strengthened on this issue. A model such as that of `train the trainers` in People's Republic of China can be adopted to assist the developing nations in meeting these objectives. Information sharing between the various UN member states should be organized on a regular basis, and funds to further progress on this issue should be earmarked separately.

On behalf of Ashwini Angadi, 23 year old from Bangalore, Karnataka, India, member of Leonard Cheshire Disability Young Voices from United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 08.14 am

I would like to discuss about education of girls in rural and under-privileged areas.
Female education is a catchall term for a complex of issues and debates surrounding education (primary education, secondary education, tertiary education and health education in particular) for females.

Every conventions, policies talks about equality of education. But, even today, 30 to 40% of girls are in rural and underprivileged areas are dropped out of education because of the following reasons; Lack of educational institutions in villages, Followers of traditional beliefs like, “Girls are capable of home managing, should be dependent on parents and Husband throughout of her life”.
Worries of parents regarding safety of daughters.
Lower economic status of family,

Government should be attentive towards these issues by taking the following measures; More schools and colleges should be constructed in under-privileged villages.
More self help groups in taluk levels should be formed for supporting to empower girls in the field of education and government should support those groups and take actions as per the yearly report.
Media should play a major role through telecasting Girls and women achievers in modern areas and telecast about the educational institutions in urban areas and its facilities. It leads to courrageness and confidence of parents to send their girls to urban areas.
Scholarships should be provided fur underprivileged area’s girls.
Talented educated girls in those areas should recognized and facilitate further studies.

On behalf of Ashwini Angadi, 23 year old from Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Member of Leonard Cheshire Disability Young Voices from India
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 08.08 am

I would like to discus about education of girls in rural and under-privileged areas.
Female education is a catch-all term for a complex of issues and debates surrounding education (primary education, secondary education, tertiary education and health education in particular) for females.

Every conventions, policies talks about equality of education. But, even today, 30 to 40% of girls are in rural and underprivileged areas are dropped out of education because of the following reasons; Lack of educational institutions in villages, Followers of traditional beliefs like, “Girls are capable of home managing, should be dependent on parents and Husband throughout of her life”.
Worries of parents regarding safety ness of daughters.
Lower economic status of family,

Government should be attentive towards these issues by taking the following measures; More schools and colleges should be constructed in under-privileged villages.
More self help groups in taluk levels should be formed for supporting to empower girls in the field of education and government should support those groups and take actions as per the yearly report.
Media should play a major role through telecasting Girls and women achievers in modern areas and telecast about the educational institutions in urban areas and its facilities. It leads to courage and confidence of parents to send their girls to urban areas.
Scholarships should be provided fur underprivileged area’s girls.
Talented educated girls in those areas should recognized and facilitate further studies.

Noah Ssempijja Program Director from Uganda
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 07.58 am

First, I would like to commend the author for this well written policy. It clearly highlights the need for equal education and its importance to development. In particular, Points 4 and 5 are very appropriate and needed if all categories of people are to attain better education! . However, the only challenge lies in its implementation and monitoring. Very few less developed countries can afford operationalizing this policy. They have limited funds to support them and the limited funds are also embezzled and much wasted in corruption.
The policy should also highlight the need to handle corruption issues that affect education programs especially in developing nations.

Noah Ssempijja Program Director from Uganda
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 07.56 am

First, I would like to commend the author for this well written policy. It clearly highlights the need for equal education and its importance to development. In particular, Points 4 and 5 are very appropriate and needed if all categories of people are to attain better education! . However, the only challenge lies in its implementation and monitoring. Very few less developed countries can afford operationalizing this policy. They have limited funds to support them and the limited funds are also embezzled and much wasted in corruption.
The policy should also highlight the need to handle corruption issues that affect education programs especially in developing nations.

Robert Nkwangu from
Fri, June 14, 2013 at 07.30 am

It is very important to talk clearly about children with disabilities (CWDs) just like the way we talk about the girl child. Lets not put CWDs in a footnote. These children have their unique special needs which when not covered, they cannot attain the highest standards of education. It would have been better if a sentence or two on the issue of CWDs is included in the document explaining clearly their special needs and call upon governments to ensure that such needs are met.

Pablo T Aguilera HIV Young Leaders Fund from Netherlands
Thu, June 13, 2013 at 11.19 pm

It's very important that in the marginalized groups are mentioned the children and young people living with HIV. Their access to school settings and education systems is definitely hindered by the lack of political commitment to ensure they have access to stigma and discrimination free institutions, as well as not counting with the medical support needed at school for them to attend it.
This not just violates their must basic human rights, like their right to education, but their right to equal opportunities, access to health and to discrimination free environments.
It's very much necessary that these children are considered within the marginalized populations!!!

Pablo T Aguilera HIV Young Leaders Fund from Netherlands
Thu, June 13, 2013 at 11.19 pm

It's very important that in the marginalized groups are mentioned the children and young people living with HIV. Their access to school settings and education systems is definitely hindered by the lack of political commitment to ensure they have access to stigma and discrimination free institutions, as well as not counting with the medical support needed at school for them to attend it.
This not just violates their must basic human rights, like their right to education, but their right to equal opportunities, access to health and to discrimination free environments.
It's very much necessary that these children are considered within the marginalized populations!!!

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