October 26, 2015

Over the last 15 years, basic literacy skills have improved tremendously, yet bolder efforts are needed to achieve universal education. Goal 4 of the Sustainable Development Goals addresses the targets to improve global literacy and education by 2030.

October 14, 2015

John Wood, former executive at Microsoft and co-founder of Room to Read, works to provide books in local languages and create school libraries in developing countries in order to improve child literacy.

September 9, 2015

International Literacy Day (ILA) 2015 was a great success in shining the spotlight on global literacy needs! The ILD kit classroom activities is available inside.

September 1, 2015

The International Literacy Association (ILA) 30 Under 30 List recognizes the next generation of young innovators, advocates, and educators who are leading efforts to address the challenges of today's evolving education landscape and improve global literacy.

July 6, 2015

The Summit aims at mobilizing strong and renewed political commitment to reach the 58 million children who are still being denied their right to education, and to improve learning outcomes for those who attend school. The Summit has been initiated to help reverse the negative trend in international support for education and to...

May 19, 2015

UNESCO, in close collaboration with other UN Agencies as co-conveners, will organize from 19-22 May 2015 the World Education Forum 2015 (WEF 2015) which will be hosted by the Republic of Korea, in the city of Incheon. The WEF’s outcome will be fully aligned to the education goal and targets of the global development agenda to...

April 25, 2015

This past weekend, at a workshop-cum-brainstorming session organized by Pratham Books, 22 Urdu authors, academics and playwrights came up with stories for children based on universal but out-of-the-box themes. The non-profit publisher, which aims to give children access to books written in their mother tongue, organized the...

April 17, 2015

The 2015 Global Monitoring Report – Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges – provides a complete assessment of progress since 2000 towards the target date for reaching the Dakar Framework’s goals. It takes stock of whether the world achieved the EFA goals and stakeholders upheld their commitments. It explains...

April 17, 2015

Education For All has released the youth version of the 2015 Global Monitoring Report. For more information and to access the report, please click here.

April 16, 2015

On April 16, 2015, Canada announced a financial contribution of 120 million Canadian dollars (US$ 98 million) to the Global Partnership for Education toward the 2015-2018 replenishment period, doubling Canada’s previous contribution on an annual basis. The announcement was made by...


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