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The IBE is co-organizing the launch of UNESCO’s 2011 Education for All Global Monitoring Report ‘The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education’ in Bern

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(17-05-11)

SDC – Bern (Switzerland) – 20th of May 2011 (9:30-13:00)

 

In cooperation with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swiss Network for Education and International Cooperation (RECI), the IBE is organizing the launch of UNESCO’s 2011 Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report (GMR), which has as its theme, armed conflict and education.

 

This event will take place on the 20th of May at SDC in Bern, and will gather, among others, participants from the IBE, SDC, International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), as well as from the Education Cluster.

 

Officially launched on the 1st of March 2011 in New York, the Report, entitled ‘The hidden crisis: Armed conflict and education’ warns that despite considerable progress, many countries will not reach the six EFA goals by 2015. In particular, the Report shows that armed conflict is a major obstacle for the attainment of EFA goals. In conflict-affected poor countries, 28 million children of primary school age are out of school. Education accounts for just 2% of humanitarian aid. And no sector has a smaller share of humanitarian appeals funded: just 38% of aid requests for education are met, which is around half the average for all sectors.

 

After a presentation on the conclusions of the Report, a panel will be held, which will constitute an opportunity to emphasize the vital role that education can play to break the vicious cycle of violence, and how it can aid reconstruction and peace building, as well as reinforce resilience of populations faced with conflict. Additionally, proposals will be made for the enhanced recognition of education as a key factor in humanitarian aid strategies, and development aid, which should be destined to countries in post-conflict settings.


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Websites:

2011 EFA Global Monitoring Report

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation

RECI

 

IBE pages on education and conflict:

Conflict and social cohesion

Learning to live together

Technical assistance

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