The Global Campaign for Education’s (GCE) fifth World Assembly was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 23rd-26th of February 2015. The World Assembly brought together 190 delegates representing local civil society campaigns across 91 countries.Delegates spent the four days debating the campaign’s priorities, both regarding the World Education Forum in Korea and the UN General Assembly in New York this year, as well as GCE’s collective strategic plan for the upcoming four years.
Furthermore a new GCE board was elected for the next four years. The newly elected board consists of sixteen members divided into the following constituencies: Two African seats, two Asian seats, two Middle Eastern seats, two Latin American seats, two North American and European seats, two teaching profession seats, two international NGO seats and two child rights seats.
The Danish Education Network was re-elected for one of the North American/European seats represented by Helle Gudmandsen from IBIS.
Read more about the World Assembly and the new board on Global Campaign for Education’s homepage:
Global Campaign for Education develops new strategic plan at World Assembly
For the Global Campaign for Education World Assembly the future vision and strategy of the civil society movement was debated and six new strategic focuses for the years 2015 and 2019 were adopted. The new strategic focuses are the following:
- Quality Education
- Equity, non-discrimination and inclusion in education and through education
- Strong, public systems, leadership and governance in the education sector
- Financing for public education
- Transparency, accountability and the role of civil society in the education sector
- Education in context of conflicts and disasters
In terms of geographical focus GCE has generally been focused on education in the Global South. In the new strategic plan, GCE notes that many of the key debates that they will be engaging in, in the 2015-2019 period, have importance not just within the Global South, but globally. Therefore GCE’s members in Europe and North America will begin exploring how to build a more global nature for GCE.
The final strategy will soon appear on Global Campaign for Education’s homepage:
Launch of Education for All Global Monitor Report 2015
UNESCO will in April 2015 publish the 12th Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR).
Global Monitoring Report 2015 is the last edition of several evaluation reports, with the purpose of evaluating the six Education for All goals (EFA). Global Monitor Report 2015 is different than the former reports, as 2015 is the target date for the realization of the six EFA goals, adopted on the World Education Forum in Dakar, Senegal, in 2000. The Global Monitoring Report 2015 therefore provides a complete assessment of progress since 2000 towards the target date 2015. It takes stock of whether the world achieved the EFA goals and if stakeholders upheld their commitments. It explains possible determinants of the pace of progress. Finally, it identifies key lessons for shaping the post-2015 global education agenda and states that quality education must be the future focal point. The post-2015 education goals must be highly specific and developed in a relevant and measurable context, in order to be realized by 2030.
The Global Monitor Report 2015 with the title achievements and challenges, will be released 9th of April in Paris, France and the 10th April in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The Danish launch of the report will take place at the Danish Ministry of Education on the 10th of April from 13.15-16.00 in Fægtesalen. The conference will be conducted in Danish / English.
See invitation for the Danish launch of the Global Monitoring Report 2015 here:
Final negotiations of targets and indicators of the Sustainable Development Goals at UN
On the 23rd–27th of March 2015 will the final negotiations of the targets and indicators of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) take place at United Nation’s head quarters in New York City. The SDGs are a set of new universal goals that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. These goals are to replace the Millennium Development Goals once they expire at the end of 2015. The SDGs were first formally discussed at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 (Rio+20).This is the final conference where the targets and indicators of the SDGs will be negotiated, before September’s final summit on the 17 goals d transform the world by 2030.
To read more about the new Sustainable Development Goals go to the UN homepage: