“The world has made tremendous progress towards Education for All,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. But just a third of countries have achieved all the measurable Education for All goals, and major inequalities in education remain.
On Friday, 10 April at 12:30-16:00 a launch event of the 2015 monitoring report of the global Education For All process will be organised at the University of Helsinki. This launch event will be streamed live online via https://connectpro.helsinki.fi/gmr_launch_helsinki/
Researcher Asma Zubairi from the global monitoring team will present the achievements and challenges of the global process and the post-2015 agenda. The event will be opened by Director Kristiina Kuvaja-Xanthopoulos, Unit for Sectoral Policy, Department for Development Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Director of International Relations, Jaana Palojärvi, Ministry of Education and Culture, will open the roundtable discussion on education in the new global development agendas. The roundtable discussion with representatives from Finnish ministries, academia and civil society organisations will be chaired by professor Gunilla Holm.
The event in Helsinki is one of the many global monitoring report launch events arranged in different parts of the world. The main international events will take place on 9 April simultaneously in Paris and Delhi. In Finland, the launch event is organised by the Faculty of Education at the University of Jyväskylä, and Nordic Centre of Excellence ‘Justice through Education in the Nordic Countries’, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, and Global South network at the University of Helsinki in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs.