UNESCO World Education Forum 2015

ICDE will participate in the World Education Forum, 19-22 May 2015, in the Republic of Korea on “equitable and inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all by 2030 - transforming lives through education”.

At the World Education Forum (WEF) UNESCO will be leading the way, in collaboration with six co-conveners including the Word Bank Group, to build a powerful new education agenda that will transform lives. The target date for reaching Education for All goals and the Millennium Development Goals is 2015, and governments are now preparing the new agenda.

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.

ICDE and the NGO Forum

ICDE Executive Committee member, Alan Tait of the Open University, UK, and ICDE Secretary General Gard Titlestad will participate in an NGO Forum, which forms part of the World Education Forum. The NGO Forum will provide a space for Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) to meet and agree on a collective civil society vision for education post-2015 as well as reflect on strategies for civil society engagement in the post-2015 education agenda.

The results of the NGO Forum will be presented at the WEF 2015.

Source: http://en.unesco.org/world-education-forum-2015