Programme & Strategy


The UNESCO leads the Education for All (EFA) global initiative. The initiative is based on the six goals established by the countries in Dakar, Senegal in 2000, as a way to advance towards quality education for everyone in the world by 2015 (early childhood, universal primary education, literacy, youth and adult education, gender, quality); UNESCO monitors these goals through diverse technical and political mechanisms.

In the region, UNESCO leads the Regional Education Project for Latin America and the Caribbean (EFA/PRELAC). This strategy was conceived to fulfill the Education for All objectives in the region, which end in 2015, in a contextualized manner; and its goal is to encourage substantial changes in educational policies and practices with the intent to fulfill the objectives stated in the Dakar Framework.

Action areas:

  • Quality of Education
  • Regional Strategy on Teachers
  • Inclusive Education
  • Educational Innovation
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Sexuality Education
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Literacy and Youth and Adult Education

Strategic Framework (PDF) 2012-2013

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