Learning For All Ministerial Meetings - September 2013
Girls at Hargeisa Camp, Somaliland. © UNICEF/Hana Yashimoto

Accelerating progress towards education for all in the world's poorest countries

Alongside the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September 2013, the Global Partnership organized bilateral ministerial meetings with six countries who have millions of out-of-school children. The meetings discussed challenges and concrete steps to accelerate progress toward ensuring that all children can go to school and learn.

These meetings culminated in the second high-level Learning for All Ministerial Roundtable chaired by the U.N. Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim on September 25, 2013.

In April 2013, during the World Bank's Spring Meetings, the first Learning for All Ministerial event had take place with ministers from Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen. Together, these countries represent more than half of the total out-of-school population. Read the meeting's summary.

Girls at Hargeisa Camp, Somaliland. © UNICEF/Hana Yashimoto