Global Meeting on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
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Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 18-19 March 2013, Dakar, Senegal
Consultation process led by: UNESCO and UNICEF
Sponsoring Governments and organizations: Senegal, Canada (CIDA), Germany (BMZ) & The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Advisory Group Members: CIDA, Education International, FAO, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development – BMZ, Global Campaign for Education, GPE, ILO, INEE, ODI, OECD, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women, Education First Youth Advisory Group and World Bank.
As the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, there are a growing number of processes, preparations and debates on what a post-2015 agenda and framework will look like. These are occurring both within and outside of the UN system.
In late 2011, the Secretary-General (SG) established the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, co-chaired by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and UNDP. The main output of the task team was a “roadmap” on the post-2015 UN development agenda. This paper helped to frame the work of the SG’s High Level Panel in charge of preparing the debate on the post-2015 development agenda at the high level summit to review progress on the MDGs and map out a forward looking agenda which will take place in conjunction with the 2013 UN General Assembly (GA).
Furthermore, the UN Development Group (UNDG) is facilitating a “global conversation” on post-2015 through a series of some 80 national, as well as regional, consultations and eleven global thematic consultations. Their aim is to bring together a broad range of stakeholders to review progress on the MDGs and to discuss the shape, scope and options for a new development framework. The thematic consultation on Education in the post-2015 Development Agenda is co-lead by UNESCO and UNICEF.
The Global Education Consultation process
Considering the range of stakeholders and the cross-cutting nature of education, it is critical to engage all relevant parties throughout the process. This has been ensured through a series of face to face meetings with all stakeholder groups, including governments and local authorities; international and regional organizations and thematic platforms; the private sector; TVET institutions; NGOs, civil society and community-based organizations, and a dedicated inter-active web platform used for online consultations and information sharing.
Three of the four major components of the Education Consultation have already taken place:
- Regional consultations were held in the Arab region (Sharm el-Sheikh, 16-17 October 2012), Africa (Johannesburg, 16-20 October 2012), Latin America and the Caribbean (Mexico, 29-30 January 2013) and Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok, 26-27 February 2013). A side-event on education in the post-2015 development agenda was organized during the Global Education for All Meeting (Paris, 21-23 November 2012).
- A Global Consultation of Education NGOs during the Sixth Meeting of UNESCO’s Collective Consultation of NGOs on EFA –CCNGO/EFA (Paris, France, 24-26 October 2012).
- A Global Online Consultation to engage youth and children, experts, academics, member states, donors, development partners and NGOs. The online consultation covered four themes: i) Equitable Access to Education (175 contributions); ii) Quality of Learning (171 contributions); iii) Global Citizenship, Skills and Jobs (135 contributions); iv) Governance and Financing of Education (57 contributions) from 10 December 2013 to 3 March 2013
The Global Meeting in Dakar on 18-19 March 2013 is the culmination of this thematic consultation process and will build on the outcomes of these regional, NGO and online consultations. The aim is to review progress in education since 2000, identify emerging priorities and cross-cutting issues, and outline options for ensuring that education is effectively addressed in the new development framework after 2015.
The meeting will provide an opportunity for face-to-face dialogue among government representatives and other education stakeholders (ranging from civil society and youth to private sector, foundations and academics) in order to:
- Broadly agree on the remaining challenges for reaching the current education goals and overall lessons learned;
- Identify sectoral priorities that need to be reflected in the broader post-2015 development framework;
Identify options and modalities for reflecting these education priorities in the post-2015 development framework.
- These questions will be examined in plenary and group sessions and inform the Global Meeting report.
Bringing together around 75 education experts representing governments, UN, multilateral and bilateral organizations, civil society, NGOs, youth and the private sector, the aim is in particular to further engage all relevant stakeholders in the shaping of the post-2015 agenda and to engender ownership of the outcomes.
- Agenda of the Global Meeting ENGLISH I FRENCH
- Concept Note of the Global Meeting ENGLISH I FRENCH
- Draft Synthesis Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Education in ENGLISH
- Executive Summary of the Global Thematic Consultation on Education ENGLISH I FRENCH
- Literature Review for the Global Thematic Consultation on Education in English
- Summaries of the Regional Thematic Consultations ENGLISH I FRENCH
- Summaries of the e-discussions ENGLISH I FRENCH
- Participant expectations, Ground Rules and Roles in ENGLISH
- Welcome Letter from the Co-hosts ENGLISH I FRENCH
- 2-page UNDP input ENGLISH I FRENCH
- Letter (re visa) from MoFA Senegal in FRENCH
- List of Participants
- Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
- Vincent Rigby, Vice President of Strategic Policy and Planning, Canada International Development Agency (CIDA)
- Geeta Rao Gupta, UNICEF Deputy Executive Director
- Qiang Tang, UNESCO Assistant Director General
- Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of Education, Senegal
- Amina Mohammed, Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning
- Gordon Brown, UN Secretary General's Special Envoy on Education
- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf , President of Liberia
STATEMENTS BY THE INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS:
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for Sustainable Development
 Unless specified otherwise, “post-2015 agenda” refers to the international development agenda in general
 Realizing the Future we Want for All, Report to the UN Secretary General. June, 2012. (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/Post_2015_UNTTreport.pdf)
 The CCNGO/EFA is a network of some 300 international, regional and national NGOs and EFA coalitions as well as women, youth and student NGOs. Its Coordination Group comprises the Global Campaign for Education, the International Association of Universities, four major regional EFA networks (ANCEFA, ASPBAE, CLADE and the Arab EFA Coalition), and two national EFA coalitions (FENU, Uganda, and CEFAN, Cameroun). The CCNGO/EFA is a global network of some 300 international, regional and national NGOs and EFA coalitions as well as women, youth and student NGOs. Its Coordination Group comprises the Global Campaign for Education, Education International, the four main regional EFA networks (ANCEFA, ASPBAE, CLADE and the Arab EFA Coalition), and two national EFA coalitions (FENU, Uganda, and CEFAN, Cameroun).