GCE’s civil society review of the last fifteen years of Education For All. This report analyses the delivery of Education For All from 2000-2015, drawing upon the wide variety of experiences of civil society education campaigns around the worldwide, and identifies five key lessons for the future.
This is our formal response to the UN Secretary-General’s Synthesis Report on the Post 2015 Development Agenda entitled “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”, considering the report from an education perspective. The text of the original report can be accessed in the official UN languages here. The Synthesis report is a critical input into the political negotiations in the run-up to the finalisation of the Post-2015 SDG agenda.
GCE believes that there must be a specific goal on education in a global post-2015 development framework, and continuation of the Education For All agenda after 2015, and that both must be grounded in a human rights perspective. Following a thorough consultative process with civil society coalitions and organisations, the Global Campaign for Education has produced a proposed education goal for education within the post-2015 development frameworks.
GCE believes that there must be a specific goal on education in a global post-2015 development framework, and continuation of the Education For All agenda after 2015, and that both must be grounded in a human rights perspective. This statement is the culmination of the extensive consultation undertaken by GCE amongst its members on recommendations for education in the post-2015 development frameworks.
GCE is one of twenty two civil society organisations calling for the human right to education to be recognised and placed at the heart of the post-2015 development framework by member states of the United Nations. Following several rounds of reporting from a variety of the groups informing the development of the post-2015 goals, there is real concern that the human right to education will not form the heart of the development goal on education.