The Goal: Achieve Universal Primary Education
What Do We Want To Achieve?
- Ensure that all children, boys and girls alike, can complete a full course of primary schooling
What Have We Already Achieved?
- Between 1999 and 2009, 43 million children worldwide were enrolled in primary education
- The rate of enrollment in sub-Saharan African has increased from 58 to 76 per cent
- Some of the most impoverished countries are those that have most advanced the access to universal primary education
What Challenges Remain?
- There are still 61 million children left to enroll in schooling worldwide and more than half of them live in sub-Saharan Africa
- The youth illiteracy rate exceeds more than 120 million people worldwide
- October 6, 2012School Enrollment Has Increased by 99.6% in Tanzania and You are Also Responsible - The Tanzanian government has made great progress in education achieving a 99.6% enrollment in primary education, eliminating school fees and building schools in every village. Exemplary measures have contributed to the education of 39 million … Continue reading
- August 1, 2012Audio Gallery of MDG Success Stories From UNMC Spanish Campaign - The UN Millennium Campaign teams up with RNE – the Spanish National Radio Station- to talk the progress made towards the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Listen to the following five broadcasts aired at … Continue reading
- September 22, 2011Success Stories From Asia and the Pacific - With 5 years remaining until 2015, we are at the critical junction for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Marking the 10th anniversary of the Millennium Declaration, heads of states will once again gather … Continue reading