Aaron Benavot, director de of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2000-2015, presented the achievements and challenges of Education worldwide yesterday in Barcelona.
All through the event, organized by the UNESCO Center of Catalonia and Fundació Jaume Bofill, Benavot pointed out that there are many signs of notable advances. The pace towards universal primary education has quickened, gender disparity has been reduced in many countries and governments are increasing their focus on making sure children receive an education of good quality. However, despite these efforts, the world failed to meet its overall commitment to Education for All. Millions of children and adolescents are still out of school, and it is the poorest and most disadvantaged who bear the brunt of this failure to reach the EFA targets.
The organizers are asking for contributions to the debate on the three priorities for next 15 years: access, equity and quality. If you want to make your opinion heard, you can join the debate on http://www.edupost2015.cat/participa/