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UNESCO Pakistan Launched the 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report: Youth & Skills

Islamabad, 22 April 2015: UNESCO Islamabad in collaboration with Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi and other partners organized national launching ceremony of the twelfth and final report of the Global Monitoring Report (GMR). The report is the final in the GMR series.

The Report, Education for All, highlighted a definitive assessment of overall achievements and challenges from 2000-2015, by analyzing each of the six EFA goals agreed by governments in Dakar, Senegal, in 2000.

The launching ceremony of the GMR was held in Islamabad and attended by the Minister of State for Education, Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Trainings, Representative and Director UNESCO Islamabad, Director Programs Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi, and other representatives and officials of the Government of Pakistan, civil society organizations, United Nations, academia and media.

According to the report just one third of countries have achieved all of the measurable Education for All (EFA) goals set in 2000.Only half of all countries have achieved the most watched goal of universal primary enrolment. An extra $22billion a year is needed on top of already ambitious government contributions in order to ensure we achieve the new education targets now being set for the year 2030. On the positive side, the number of children and adolescents who were out of school has fallen by almost half since 2000. An estimated 34 million more children will have attended school as a result of faster progress since Dakar. The greatest progress has been achieved in gender parity, particularly in primary education, although gender disparity remains in almost a third of the countries with data.

Pakistan has not reached any of the Education for All goals with measurable targets, but made significant progress in closing the gender gap, particularly in the early years after 2000. When the goals were set, there were 68 girls enrolled for 100 boys. By 2007, there were 83 girls but this only increased to 87 by 2012.

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