Pan-African Conference of the Education of Girls (Ouagadougou,
1993), identified priority areas for a regional framework
for action and for national programmes.
The World Population Conference (Cairo,
June 1994) reaffirmed the importance of education for girls
and women in the context of human development.
The Fourth Conference on Women (Beijing, 1995), clearly
noted that investment in formal and non-formal education
and training for girls and women gives exceptionally high
social and economic returns, and is one of the best means
of achieving social and economic development.