Launch of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report 2012 'Youth and skills: Putting education to work'

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The 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report 'Youth and skills: Putting education to work', will be launched at UNESCO in Paris, France.

Many young people around the world — especially the disadvantaged — are leaving school without the skills they need to thrive in society and find decent jobs.

As well as thwarting young people’s hopes, these education failures are jeopardizing equitable economic growth and social cohesion, and preventing many countries from reaping the potential benefits of their growing youth populations.

The 2012 Education for All Global Monitoring Report will examine how skills development programmes can be improved to boost young people’s opportunities for decent jobs and better lives.

The Report includes statistical indicators on all levels of education in more than 200 countries and territories. It serves as an authoritative reference for education policy-makers, development specialists, researchers and the media.


Ms Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General
Ms Pauline Rose, Director of the Education for All Global Monitoring Report
Mr Gordon Brown, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education
Mr Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and Training, South Africa
Ms George Pau-Langevin, Minister Delegate for Educational Success, attached to the Minister of National Education, France
Ms Lubna Sadek, Representative Editorial team youth version of GMR2012
Ms Irene Pritzker, President of Innovation, Development, Progress (IDP) Foundation
Ms Ann Lesley Cotton, President Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED)
Mr Andreas Schleicher, OECD Deputy Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy to the OECD's Secretary-General


Type of Event Special Event
Start 16.10.2012 08:00 local time
End 16.10.2012 09:30 local time
Date to be fixed 1
Focal point Rose, Pauline
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room Room I
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 GMR 2012
Link 2 Invitation
Link 3
Link 4