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Economic and Social Council Substansive Session, 2011 High Level Segment
4 Jul 2011 - 8 Jul 2011
Geneva, Switzerland

The Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) will focus on "Implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to education".

Eleven countries will make National Voluntary Presentation (NVPs) and present an assessment of progress made towards the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals (IADGs), including the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs);

The Thematic debate on ?Current global and national trends and challenges and their impact on education? is based on inputs from the entire UN system, with special contributions from UNESCO and UNICEF. It links the assessment of education progress to current global vulnerabilities. Specifically, it discusses the potential risks to educational access and quality posed by the uneven global economic recovery, rising food prices and climate change. As a result, the report includes recommendations for managing the impacts ? both short- and long-term ? of these trends, and highlights opportunities for advancing progress on the education related MDGs and the broader Education for All goals.

At the High-level policy dialogue, the Executive Heads of the international financial and trade institutions will discuss the state of the world economy and its implications for the achievement of the United Nations development agenda.

A series of special policy dialogues focusing on education challenges will be organized during the segment. Among them, the dialogues on ?Accelerating education for all (EFA): mobilizing resources and partnerships?; ?Education for sustainable development?; and the ?Education challenges in Africa and LDCs?.

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