The actual two-day regional thematic consultation (28 Feb-1 Mar 2013) hosted by UNESCO Bangkok, UNICEF Regional Office for East Asian countries and the Pacific (EAPRO), and also UNICEF Regional Office regarding South Asia (ROSA) is part of a worldwide movement to examine the Millennium Development Goals and strengthen worldwide commitment toward human improvement and poverty reduction.
The actual United Nations has assisted to launch this international movement to create broad-based, open and also inclusive dialogue using stakeholders to determine the post-2015 development agenda. This involves worldwide thematic consultations around 11 themes, one of that is education and learning.
This particular thematic consultation on education and learning is co-led by UNESCO and also UNICEF, that have set up the regional Task Team to help ensure that sounds from the Asia-Pacific area are included in worldwide discussions.
With regard to UNESCO Bangkok Director, Mr Gwang-Jo Kim, the meeting features great significance.
“As 2015 nears, discussions around the post-2015 development agenda are intensifying across the globe. These types of discussions will lead all of us to a common eyesight for ‘The World We would like beyond 2015. ’ Within this context, the aim for the next two days would be to develop recommendations for the continuing future of education and learning, particularly from an Asia-Pacific viewpoint, ” Mr Kim said.
“Recommendations we together produce will give directly into the Global Thematic Consultation upon Education, scheduled regarding March 2013 within Dakar, Senegal. This makes the next 2 days extremely important, ” he said.
In his opening deal with, Mr Kim also acknowledged the great variety of participants active in the consultation.
“We are usually involving government representatives, civil community, teachers’ unions, teachers, youth organisations and also students from across the region included in the consultation. I’m very honored by the diversity of participants we have here in the room and also thank you for your time and efforts to go even more, including the voices of so many others included in this essential discussion.
UNICEF ROSA Regional Education Advisor, Lieke Van Alle de Wiel, also acknowledged the spirit where the consultations took place and thanked participants for their active wedding.
“This consultation is a most significant opportunity to present a regional perspective around the future of education and learning, one which may carry forward into worldwide level discussions on the global development agenda beyond 2015, ” Ms Van De Wiel said.
“It is an excellent pleasure to see so many stakeholders actively been involved in this discussion, ” she said.
Individuals at the consultation are usually tasked with concrete goals over the 2 days of discussions:
• Get stock of and exchange information on regional and also national processes of consultation and dialogue on education and learning in the post-2015 agenda;
• Identify areas of key significance for education and learning for future years for your area;
• Discuss how to best articulate and position education as a critical portion of the post-2015 improvement agenda;
• Make recommendations on the way in which forward.
Positive results and recommendations from this Asia-Pacific consultation may feed into the Global Thematic Consultation on Training, planned for March 2013 within Dakar, Senegal. They will even be reflected in the ESCAP Regional Post-2015 Report. Eventually, it will give into the global UN report on the actual post-2015 agenda.
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