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WORKING GROUP ON EDUCATION FOR ALL

UNESCO - Paris, 22-24 November 2000

 
General Information Note
 
Date and Venue
 
The Working Group on Education for All will take place at UNESCO-Paris, Bonvin building, 31 rue Bonvin, 75 732 Paris Cedex 15, 22 to 24 November 2000, Room XIII.
 
Terms of Reference and Composition of the Working Group
 
To follow-up the World Education Forum, Dakar, Senegal, 26-28 April 2000, the Director-General of UNESCO has decided to convene a Working Group on Education for All. This group, that will be chaired by the Assistant Director-General for Education, will serve as an informal mechanism to provide technical guidance to the EFA movement. It will create and sustain partnerships, support regional and sub-regional networks, and will ensure proper linkages among flagship inter-agency programmes, within the Dakar follow-up process as a whole. It will facilitate donor coordination at national, regional and international levels. For further details, see attached note 'Outlines of the Action Plan for the Follow-up to Dakar.
 
The Working Group, numbering about 35, will bring together representatives of the following constituencies: developing countries and countries in transition; bilateral, multilateral and regional agencies; representatives from civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and private foundations, as well as from the OECD and the G8.
 
Objectives
 
As detailed in the attached provisional agenda, the meeting will be composed of three main parts: a) information sharing on progress and constraints in Dakar follow-up by participants, b) in-depth discussion on strategic issues based on conceptual / methodological papers prepared for the meeting and c) suggestions for the agenda of the meeting of the high level group.
 
Provisional timetable
 
The Working Group will normally hold its meetings at the following times:
 

Morning: 9.00 a.m. - 1.00 p.m.

Afternoon: 2.00 p.m. - 6.00 p.m.

 
Working documents
 

- Dakar Framework for Action (distributed at the meeting)

- Final Report of the World Education Forum (distributed at the meeting)

- Outline of the Action Plan for the Follow-up to the Dakar Forum (enclosed)

- Country Guidelines on the preparation of national EFA plans of Action (enclosed)

- Conceptual/methodological papers prepared by participants for the meeting (to be circulated to participants ahead of the meeting)

Languages
 
The working languages of the Working Group are English and French.
 

Postal address:

UNESCO

ADG Office,Education Sector

Attn: Ulrika Peppler Barry

7 Place Fontenoy 75 352 Paris 07 SP

Telephone: 33 1 45 68 21 28 / 21 24

Fax: 33 1 45 68 56 29

E-mail: efa@unesco.org / c.sayag@unesco.org

 
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