Dakar Follow-up Bulletin No 29
Contents (7 September 2001)

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Note from the Editor

  • The past few months have been rich in EFA conferences and activities. Please visit UNESCO's EFA website for regular updates http://www.unesco.org/education/efa/ or wait for an overview in the Bulletin to be published on 24 September 2001.

  • Information on International Literacy Day ( 8 September 2001) can be found on http://www.unesco.org/education/literacy_2001/

  • Second meeting of the Working Group on Education for All opens in Paris on Monday

    Forty representatives of countries, regional organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies, civil society organizations, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Commission and the G8 will meet in Paris on Monday for the Second Meeting of the Working Group on Education for All (10-12 September). Observers will be admitted to the meeting, which is organized by UNESCO.

    During the three-day meeting participants will deliberate on:

    (1) the formulation, assessment and funding of national EFA plans,

    (2) a comprehensive strategy for EFA,

    (3) the monitoring report for the high-level group on EFA to take place from 29-30 October 2001 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris and

    (4) a communiqué for the high-level group.

    The main objective of the meeting is to reach consensus on these four issues and to formulate specific recommendations to the high-level group.

    The Director-General of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, will open the meeting. Please note that registration begins on Monday at 8.30 am.

    Please find the provisional agenda and the list of participants attached. You can follow the debate of the Working Group through the daily updates of the Bulletin.

    The first meeting of the Working Group took place in November 2000.
    For more information: www.unesco.org/education/efa/global_co/working_group/index.shtml

    Contact: Anne Muller (a.muller@unesco.org)