47th session (2004)


The 47th session of the International Conference on Education was held in Geneva, from 8 to 11 September 2004 on the theme Quality education for all young people: Challenges, trends and priorities.


More than 1,000 participants, including approximately 100 ministers and deputy ministers of education from 137 Member States of UNESCO, took part in the debates, alongside the representatives of 14 intergovernmental organizations and 21 non-governmental organizations and foundations; some 15 girls and boys from Brazil, Rwanda, Senegal and Uganda were also associated with the Conference.


The preparatory activities contributing to the success of the session included: the 125 messages received from ministers; the more than 1,000 messages from young people on the themes of the conference, collected through the UNESCO Associated Schools Network and presented in an exhibition; National Reports on the Development of Education, submitted by 124 Member States.