In the year two thousand global leaders met in promise to reach six education goals by 2015. They wanted to ensure that everyone would be able to exercise the basic human right to education, no matter their age, gender, ethnicity, family income, disability status or where they live.
UNESCO has been mandated to lead the movement and coordinate the international efforts to reach Education for All. Governments, development agencies, civil society, non-governmental organizations and the media are but some of the partners who’ve worked toward reaching these goals.
To spread the word about this movement and its results, we’ve decided to share this animated video with key messages from the final, Education for All Global Monitoring Report – ‘Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and challenges’.
Below we’ve listed the six internationally agreed education goals which aim to meet the learning needs of all children, youth and adults by 2015:
Goal 1 – Expanding and improving comprehensive early childhood care and education, especially for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children.
Goal 2 – Ensuring that by 2015 all children, particularly girls, children in difficult circumstances and those belonging to ethnic minorities, have access to, and complete, free and compulsory primary education of good quality.
Goal 3 – Ensuring that the learning needs of all young people and adults are met through equitable access to appropriate learning and life-skills programmes.
Goal 4 – Achieving a 50 per cent improvement in levels of adult literacy by 2015, especially for women, and equitable access to basic and continuing education for all adults.
Goal 5 – Eliminating gender disparities in primary and secondary education by 2005, and achieving gender equality in education by 2015, with a focus on ensuring girls’ full and equal access to and achievement in basic education of good quality.
Goal 6 – Improving all aspects of the quality of education and ensuring excellence of all so that recognized and measurable learning outcomes are achieved by all, especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills.