Education link to MDGs to be highlighted at summit
| Sep 21, 2010
Every child knows that you shouldn't break a promise. Yet governments are on the brink of breaking a millennium development goal (MDG) promise made to the world's children – the promise of a decent quality basic education for all by 2015.
Tomorrow, September 22, heads of state and ministers will meet at a round-table event (organized by UNESCO, UNICEF, Save the Children and the government of Qatar) at the MDG summit in New York to highlight the link between education and the MDGs. It is well known that education is one of the most powerful catalysts for accelerated progress in other areas.
The good news is that the MDG target is achievable. Over the last decade there has been some extraordinary progress. The number of children not in school has fallen by 30 million. Some of the world's poorest countries, like Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique and Kenya, are edging towards universal primary education. Read more in The Guardian online.