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Global Action Week 2010: Ten years after the promise

published 16 February 2010 updated 16 February 2010

This Saturday 20 April will be the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the Dakar Goals for Education For All. Despite the progress made, much remains to be done to realise the objectives laid down to give all children their right to education.

2010 is the crucial year to turn the situation around and accelerate our efforts towards EFA. The past ten years were crippled by the refusal of governments to honour their promises and more recently the economic crisis last year led certain donors to reduce the sum or level of their aid.

For this reason, Global Action Week, which will take place from 19-25 April, will unite all unionists, teachers, children and parents under the slogan of "Financing quality public education: a right for all."

The major event of the week is the 1 GOAL Lesson For All, which will take place in more than 100 countries, joined by numerous soccer stars and millions of activists worldwide. To maximise the impact of our voice, a sister campaign called 1 GOAL will be launched at the Soccer World Cup in June-July in South Africa.

Take part in Global Action Week this April by joining the coalition in your country or organising the 1 GOAL Lesson For All in your school! You may download the campaign and classroom materials from the Global Campaign for Education website or (the EI-branded materials) from EI's webpage.