Tuesday, July 9, 2019

UNESCO: World off track to meet education goals by 2030

The world is about to miss a key deadline for ensuring universal education, the United Nations has warned. World leaders agreed in 2015 that by 2030 all girls and boys should be able to complete free quality primary and secondary education, but funding gaps are holding back progress, a new report by the UN's education agency (UNESCO) said on Tuesday. In 2030, when all children should be in school, as per the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goals, one in six will still be excluded, it said.

"Countries need to face up to their commitments," Silvia Montoya, director of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, said. "What's the point in setting targets if we can't track them? Better finance and coordination are needed to fix this data gap before we get... Read More