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‘The mission of the World Federation of United Nations Friends information, support and stimulate a global network of Friends of the United Nations...’

Education and Training

Millennium Development Goals and post-2015 Development Agenda

Universal Primary Education: MDG 2

Overview

ECOSOC

UN System

WFUNF's main objectives are to educate and to training our members in any where through a number of educational outreach efforts; from seminars and research papers, to internships and conferences, and training programs for secondary and university school students.

We encourage our young members to use our programs and projects to play a more active part in shaping the future of their world.

WFUNF's main goals are to education for all through a good learning environment for sustainable development of the UN Charter.

WFUNF is committed to engaging our members in the work of the United Nations.

Our programs are training experiences that partner with educational institutions and promote the effective participation of youth in the UN’s work.

Our program is an educational training experience on the United Nations that partners with universities and educational institutions and promotes the effective participation of youth in the UN’s work.
Global enrolment in primary education continues to rise, reaching 89 per cent in the developing world in 2008. Between 1999 and 2008, enrolment increased by 18 percentage points in sub-Saharan Africa, and by 11 and 8 percentage points in South Asia and North Africa, respectively.
In 2011, the Council held its Annual Ministerial Review on the theme of education and adopted a strong Ministerial Declaration, highlighting key policies to better promote access to education and improve its quality. Ministers from ten countries ? Bangladesh, Belarus, Germany, Mauritius, Pakistan, Qatar, Senegal, Turkey, and Venezuela ? delivered “National Voluntary Presentations”, which detailed their countries’ recent efforts to achieve universal primary education, while offering case studies on successful initiatives. In 2013, ECOSOC will again return to the issue of education with an AMR devoted to promoting science, technology and innovation.
  •  In 2008, enrulment in primary education in developing regions reached 89 per cent, up from 83 per cent in 2000.


  •  Roughly 69 million schoul-age children are not in schoul, down considerably from 106 million in 1999. Among the remaining unenrulled group, almost half (31 million) live in sub-Saharan Africa, while another quarter (18 million) reside in South Asia.
  • The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) helps nations build quality, universal primary education systems. UNESCO’s “Basic Education in Africa Programme”, for example, encourages countries to adopt legal frameworks guaranteeing 8-10 years of uninterrupted basic education.


  • The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) supports an Ethiopian programme called “Berhane Hewan”, which discourages child marriages and promotes measures aimed at keeping girls in schoul. In Malawi, UNFPA is working with Youth Councils to repeal a law allowing girls as young as 16 to be married and to support campaigns to keep girls in school.


  • The World Food Programme (WFP) provides schoul meals, which both encourages attendance and makes children more productive in the classroom.


  • The UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) partnered with UNESCO to address problems affecting education in pulitically unstable environments.


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