Targets of the World Education Forum held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, on 19 and 22 May 2015:

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I. Evaluations, region by region and worldwide, of the results of the implementation of the six objectives for education decided in Dakar-Senegal, in 2000, for 2000-2015:

i. There has been a considerable educational progress in the last fifteen years: 84 million children and teenagers new students in schools, from which 52 million are girls; twelve million teachers have been recruited and 34 participate thanks to the influence of the movement EFA (Education for All).

ii. However, only one third of the countries achieved quantifiable EFA goals. In Latin America and the Caribbean, only Cuba achieved it. There are still more than twenty million children out of school systems in 2012, and a third of the countries did not fulfill gender equality in primary education.

iii. Inequalities in education continue and expand in depth. The poor children and the poorest of the poor are more likely to be out of school and do not complete primary schooling. Learning gaps, according to social origin, are becoming more significant every day and about two thirds of the 781 million adults with minimum literacy skills are women.

iv. Regarding education financing, half of low-income countries spend less than 4 percent of GDP on education. The support of donor organizations to education decreased in 1,300 million dollars between 2010 and 2012, and only 2 percent of the aid is aimed at primary education.

II. After a long period of reflection and study, the new Objectives of Education for the period 2015-2030 of UNESCO for all countries in the world are the following:

i. Ensure that all children have a free, equitable and complete primary, secondary education of quality, leading to relevant and effective learning.

ii. Ensure that all children have access to quality care and development in early childhood and preschool education, so they are properly prepared for primary education.

iii. Ensure equal access for all men and women to technical, professional and higher quality training.

iv. Increase the number of youth and adults who have the necessary skills, including technical and professional, to access employment and entrepreneurship.

v. Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access of vulnerable people, including people with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations, at all levels of education and vocational training.

vi. Ensure that all young people and a high percentage of adults, both male and female, have competencies in reading, writing and arithmetic.

vii. Ensure that all students acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to promote sustainable development, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, world citizenship, valuing cultural diversity and contributing to a culture.