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Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

published 20 September 2013 updated 24 September 2013

The Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda was co-led by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The Consultation's report, to which Education International has given extensive input, has been published.

‘Making Education a Priority in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’ offers a summary of the main themes and messages that have emerged from the wide-ranging contributions to the consultation. The report formed the basis of an input on education to the reports of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda and of the United Nations Development Group’s – both of which will feed into the Secretary-General's report on achieving the MDGs and post-2015 to be presented and debated at the General Assembly. This report also served as the basis for the  issue brief on Education and Culture presented to the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals. In 2012, the United Nations initiated a process to shape the global development agenda, building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as their 2015 end date approaches. To coordinate system-wide preparations for a new development framework – in consultation with all stakeholders – the Secretary-General established the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda, co-chaired by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). As part of this process, the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was convened to provide advice on the new global development framework. The panel was co-chaired by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, and Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and it included leaders from other governments, civil society and the private sector. Education International was part of the consultation process. The Global Thematic Consultation on Education's report is now available for download from the World We Want website: http://www.worldwewant2015.org/node/389575