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Launch of Pakistan EFA Review Report 2015

Investing in quality education and teachers crucial to progress and a better society

Islamabad - 2 October 2014: UNESCO, UNICEF, ILO and WFP, in collaboration with the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Government of Pakistan organized a conference here in Islamabad to mark World Teachers' Day 2014. This year's theme for the Day is "Invest in the future, invest in teachers". In relation to the importance of this observance, the Pakistan Education for All (EFA) Review Report 2015 was also launched during the conference.

The conference was attended by officials of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training (MFE & PT), Provincial Area/Education Departments, representative of USAID and donor agencies, UNESCO, UNICEF, WFP, ILO, civil society, teachers and students participated in the event.

On this occasion, representatives of the different UN agencies, emphasis the need for more joint efforts towards achieving Millennium Development Goals through investment in teachers and quality education and a more conducive learning and encouraging environment, as well as efficient use of teachers particularly in disadvantaged areas, by offering incentives.

Secretary Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training also launched the Pakistan Education for All (EFA) Review Report 2015 that aimed to ensure systematic monitoring of the progress towards achieving Education for All goals.

Students and teachers, on the occasion of World Teachers Day 2014 paid rich tribute to the important role and value of teachers for the development of the country.

At the concluding session souvenirs were distributed among the outstanding teachers from different provinces/areas in recognition of their services.