Photo: Albert González Farran.Photo: Albert González Farran

Oslo to host global summit on education for development

Last updated: 21.04.2015 // Norway is hosting a global summit on education for development on 6–7 July. The aim of the summit is to boost global efforts in the field of education, with a view to reaching the UN’s new set of development goals.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is expected to attend the summit. Among those invited are heads of government and ministers from 40 countries, heads of international organisations and respected international advocates for the right to education.

‘The Millennium Development Goals have helped to ensure that the number of out-of-school children has been reduced from 100 million to 58 million. In particular, far more girls now attend primary school than was the case 15 years ago. But a great deal remains to be done – 58 million children of primary school age and 70 million young people are still out of school. In many places, the quality of the education provided is extremely poor,’ said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.

Norway has taken the initiative to bring together key actors who can mobilise for increased political commitment to reach the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the new Sustainable Development Goals relating to universal access to primary education and high quality schools. Prime Minister Solberg, who co-chairs the MDG Advocacy Group together with Rwandan President Paul Kagame, will open the summit.

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