From uncertainties to opportunities
In July 2011, South Sudan will become the world's youngest state. The new country faces immense challenges to its peace, prosperity and human development.
Education has a vital role to play in building a better future, however South Sudan also has some of the world's worst indicators for education.
On 21 June, UNESCO with the Ministry of Education of South Sudan launched the 2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report in Juba.
The Report's Director, Kevin Watkins also presented a new policy paper outlining the fledgling country's immense education challenges, opportunities, and ways ahead.
- Policy paper - Building a better future: Education for an independent South Sudan
- Media advisory
- Program - National launch event
- Special opinion piece by UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova on the World Education Blog
- Media coverage
- Save the Children: The Voices of South Sudan’s Future
UNESCO's Director-General, Mrs. Irina Bokova and Mr. Jeffrey Sachs, President of the Earth Institute, Columbia University, on South Sudan's education challenge.
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