Unite for Children
Monday, July 19, 2010 6:25:45 AM
launch joint education project
Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children
ISTANBUL, Turkey, 30 June 2010 – While Turkey has made significant progress in reducing the number of out-of-school girls in recent decades, the number of girls in school continues to decline sharply by the fifth and sixth grades. To address the same problem worldwide, education experts and regional and international representatives met in Istanbul last week to launch a new Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children. The initiative is a joint project of the UNICEF and UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).
If you are developing educational work
With only five years remaining until the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals, set by world leaders in 2000, the Global Initiative aims to support a quantum leap in reducing the number of out-of-school children. Such a boost will be needed to achieve the MDG target of universal primary education by 2015.
or have ideas on improving education
you are invited to present them to the world at the
II Symposium of The World Centre of Humanist Studies
Foundation of The New Civilization.