Special issue of the electronic news bulletin board of UNESCO's Education Sector
No. 9
 
Welcome to the electronic news bulletin board of UNESCO's Education Sector, informing you about UNESCO's activities in the field of education and in particular the follow-up to the World Education Forum in Dakar (April 2000). Please forward it to other interested colleagues.
 

Contents (21 November 2000)

- Working Group on Education for All to meet tomorrow

Attachments in this issue:

- Provisional agenda

- Provisional List of participants of the first meeting of the Working Group on Education for All

 

 
Working Group on Education for All to meet tomorrow
 
The first meeting of the Working Group on Education for All opens tomorrow morning at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Some forty individuals representing countries, regional organizations, and national and international non-governmental organizations, as well as bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Commission, and the G8 will attend the meeting. Observers will be admitted to the meeting that ends on Friday.
 

The meeting will be opened by the Director-General of UNESCO and chaired by the Assistant Director-General for Education a.i. Its aim is:

- to report on the progress made both at national, regional and international level following the World Education Forum (Dakar, Senegal, April 2000)

- to discuss in depth selected topics of particular interest for the follow-up to the Dakar Forum, namely:

- how to help countries produce their Education for All action plans and how nationally developed action plans can be linked with other plans, strategies and policy frameworks

- how the international community can best support national Education for All efforts in terms of resource mobilization

- how the Education for All process can best be monitored nationally, regionally and internationally.

- to help shape the agenda of the informal, flexible, High-Level group that will be convened by UNESCO's Director General in April 2001.

 
The Working Group meeting is organized just six months after the World Education Forum that designated UNESCO to lead and co-ordinate the global activities of the renewed drive to provide Education for All by 2015.
 
Please find the agenda and the list of the participants of the meeting attached to this Bulletin Board.
 
 
Special issues of the Bulletin Board will be sent out daily during the Working Group meeting.
 
 
 
Information Contact: Anne Muller (a.muller@unesco.org)