Fixing the Broken Promise of Education for All – Findings from the Global Initiative on Out-of-School Children

published 18 January 2015 updated 18 January 2015

This joint UNESCO Institute for Statistics/UNICEF report shows that around 63 million adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15 are denied their right to an education.In total, 121 million children and adolescents have never started school or dropped out despite the international community's promise to achieve universal primary education by 2015. Data show that there has been almost no progress in reducing this number since 2007.As pressure mounts to include universal secondary education in the post-2015 global development agenda, the report presents the way forward to break the barriers, often related to poverty, that keep children out of school.Key findings are presented in an interactive data tool illustrating why millions of children are being left behind.

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