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World Education Forum 2015

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World Education Forum 2015

World Education Forum 2015

Equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030. Transforming lives through education

Presentation

The World Education Forum 2015 will provide a unique platform for global leaders in education, ministers, policy-makers and representatives of civil society, teachers, experts and the private sector to take stock of achievements and shortfalls in the implementation of the EFA goals and education-related MDGs, and to agree on a joint position for the education goal and targets in the post-2015 development agenda, which will be adopted by UN Member States at a Summit in September 2015. It will also be an opportunity for the international education community to chart the way for the implementation of the post-2015 education agenda through a Framework for Action.

National governments have mandated UNESCO since 2011 to "initiate deliberations with Member States on the EFA objectives to be defined for the post-2015 period".  The international community has been at work, taking part in broad and inclusive consultations among education partners and stakeholders. This culminated in the Muscat Agreement, adopted at the 2014 Global EFA Meeting in Oman, representing a shared vision of education for the future.

This agreement informed the standalone goal and targets on education proposed by the UN Open Working Group and decided by the UN General Assembly as the basis for integrating sustainable development goals into the post-2015 development agenda. The UN Secretary-General’s subsequent Synthesis Report proposes one universal and transformative agenda for sustainable development, underpinned by rights, that is people-centred and planet-sensitive.

WEF 2015 objectives

  • Take stock of achievements and shortfalls in the implementation of the Dakar Framework for Action and the education-related Millennium Development Goals during the period 2000-2015
  • Agree on a joint position for the education goal and targets in the post-2015 development agenda, which will be adopted by UN Member States at a Summit in September 2015
  • Agree on a comprehensive Framework for Action to guide and support the implementation of the future education agenda.

Useful Links

www.unesco.org/world-education-forum-2015