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  The World Education Forum brought together some 1,100 national leaders, including two heads of state (of Nigeria and Senegal), some 100 ministers of education, and several ministers of departments of international development. United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan and six other heads of UN agencies and the World Bank also attended the Forum, along with education policy-makers, over 100 NGOs, business leaders, donors, and grassroots education workers and journalists.
 
   There were three major categories of delegates:
    Country teams nominated by governments in more than 164 countries, including representatives from ministries of education and other government departments such as finance, health, labour, development cooperation, women's affairs and early childhood, human resource development, culture and sports, science and technology, agriculture and public service and information.
 
  Decision-makers, specialists, academics, authors and opinion leaders.
    Representatives of inter-governmental, bilateral and non-governmental organizations.
 
   A number of specially invited Heads of State, heads of United Nations agencies, and key personalities are also expected to attend. They include:
 
    Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General
    Graša Machel, Former Education Minister, Mozambique
  Jean-Claude Faure, Chairman of the Development Assistance Committee for the OECD
 
  Carol Bellamy, Executive Director, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
   
  Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
   
  Gro Harlem Brundtland, Director-General, World Health Organization (WHO)
   
  Koichiro Matsuura, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
   
  Peter Piot, Executive Director of UNAIDS
  Nafis Sadik, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
   
  James Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank
  H.E. General Olusegun Obasanjo, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
   
  H. E. Mr Abdoulaye Wade, President of Senegal
 
 
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