Over 1 million of the 1.5 million youth voters in the My World Survey chose education as their top priority. Over the last 18 months, a number of consultations and meetings on education have taken place, leading to a consensus that education must be a top priority in the next development agenda. In various discussions, young people have demanded a post-2015 education goal that guarantees that all children have equitable access to education and that all children are learning – from early childh...


Every year, an estimated 23 million girls aged under 15 are married worldwide with little or no say in the matter. In our newly launched podcast discussion series with the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) called "Changing the World for Girls,” we spoke to two experts (Dr. Adefunke Ekine and Dr. Judith-Ann Walker) on how to leverage education as a tool to stop child marriage and fight poverty. Read the full article and listen to the podcast here: uni.cf/1aJfO...


Let's put education at the center of business investment

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Investing in education is essential to developing a skilled workforce for the future and improving economic growth. As of 2011, more than 57 million primary aged children are still out of school and 130 million children have failed to learn the basics even after four years in school. A new Framework for Business Engagement in Education, launched at the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit last month makes the case for putting education at the centre of business investment. It provid...


A new report on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda has been launched as an outcome of the Global Thematic Consultation. The report offers a summary of the main themes and messages that have emerged from an inclusive and wide-ranging consultation process on education around the world. Equitable, quality education and lifelong learning for all emerged as overarching goals on education for the post-2015 development agenda. The report draws from a variety of platform...


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