E-discussion on Education: Closing the Gap


An e-discussion on Education: Closing the Gap is being held from 1 February to 4 March, organised by the Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN Development Group’s MDG-Net forum.

The e-discussion is an open, multi-stakeholder forum for academia, policy-makers and practitioners to discuss a series of questions pertaining to the achievement of education and learning for all and for formulating concrete, actionable recommendations for consideration by the Economic and Social Council’s (ECOSOC) Annual Ministerial Review. If you are Soroptimist with this skill set, this may be of interest to you.

The e-discussion will focus on the following three topics:

  1. Quality in Education and Learning
  2. Access to Education
  3. Innovation in Education

An outcome document will be prepared summarising the ideas and action agenda produced by the e-discussion, which will be presented at the Global Preparatory Meeting (April 2011) and ECOSOC’s Substantive Session in Geneva (July 2011).

For all the details and information on how to participate, please CLICK HERE.


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