The UN Millennium Development Goals effort brought about significant improvements since the year 2000, but too many children are still not in school. Education continues to be a priority as governments now focus on the next 15 years. Proposed Goal for 2030: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote life-long learning opportunities for all.

8_24104_photo_smallAs NGOs prepare for the 65th Annual DPI NGO Conference to be held in New York at the end of this month, they are putting a spotlight on Education. One proposed side event will focus on four important “Zeros” — Zero Exclusion, Zero Discrimination against Girls, Zero Child Labor, and Zero Child Marriage — which, when accomplished, will add up to Positives for Global Education.

  • View a UN exhibit showing what some children go through in order to attend school:  Journeys to School 
  • 10-12 November 2014, Aichi-Nagoya, Japan: World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development, organized by UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)    UNESCO Conference
  • In current UN MyWorld surveys, the #1 global priority for all ages, genders, countries, and educational levels is “a good education”.
  • Notre Dame Online connects the educational ministries of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, facilitates global networking, and provides a forum for teachers and students to share educational resources
  • Google for Education provides online tools and programs for the classroom

Education is vital for fostering global citizenship.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon


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