Key actors

Here you will find information on the main global organisations and movements that are also working on the preparation of proposals for the agenda of Education Post 2015.

UNESCO leads globally the promotion of learning and educational opportunities for all, providing expertise and promoting partnerships to strengthen national educational leadership in every country. UNESCO prepares annual reports to monitor their objectives. The current focus is on the fulfilment of the objectives of the Education For All (EFA) project.

The next World Education Forum to be held in May 2015 in Korea.

Here you can read the contribution of UNESCO to education Post-2015 agenda.

Education for All is a global commitment to provide quality basic education for all children, youth and adults. At the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000 six objectives were defined. These objectives were to be met in 2015 with the collaboration of governments, development agencies, civil society and private sector.

You may want to have more information on the objectives since 2000 and the process that has been followed by the movement «Education for All» in order to asses the progress achieved so far.

And if you want to know what we are working towards, as the deadline for achieving the objectives of the proposed Movement «Education for All» is approaching, UNESCO considers education post-2015.

With this link you can find information about the content of the next report «Education for All. Achievements and Challenges». This report provides information on the progress of commitments achieved in each country. All this is based on statistics, analysis of policies in depth and informative case studies. It also collects practises that have helped or hampered national progress; examines the influence of trends in domestic funding and international aid flows, and finally provides clear recommendations to help regional, national and world political leaders monitor and better define the goals and objectives of education post-2015. Also, you will find access to previous years’ reports.

GLOBED is an international education program focused on global education policy and international development. It promotes an interdisciplinary approach in this field and brings expertise from all regions of the world.

It is funded by the European Community under the Lifelong Learning Programme Erasmus and it is developed by a consortium of five universities: University of Barcelona, University of Oslo, University of Malta, University of Amsterdam.

The Comparative and International Education Society, founded in 1956, is an academic association dedicated to increasing understanding of the issues, trends and educational policies through comparative intercultural and international approaches. The activites of the company arise from the interdisciplinary interests of nearly 2,500 scholars, professionals and students from around the world, and it is also supported by 1,000 institutional members, most of them academic libraries and international organisations.

This is an international organisation which acts between governments and civil society organisations, developing the capacity of civil society to participate actively and works with institutions and governments of different countries. Its core values are diversity, collaboration, integrity and creativity.

The Education and Development Forum is a non-profit organisation that provides a proactive forum for sharing ideas, knowledge and experience to universities, non-governmental organisations, groups, associations and consulting professionals. The diversity of its members provides the interdisciplinary nature to the activities that they develop on research, training, education, campaigns and services as consultants, for politicians, development agencies and NGOs.

If you enter their website, you will find a summary of the key messages arising from the round table organised by DFID, Cambridge University, and ODI and UKFIET. It identifies recommendations for indicators to monitor learning and equity post-2015.

The Global Campaign for Education is a civil society movement that works to end the worldwide crisis in education. It aims to guarantee the right to free quality education for all. It is formed by several civil society organisations on national and regional levels in different countries.

If you want to delve into what is being done internationally, you can enter their website where you will find, in addition to the presentation, examples of good practises, who the members are, recent news and different campaigns that are being promoted. We especially highlight the Post-2015 Agenda.

Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) is an international network created in 1999 with the support of three partner institutions: UNESCO, the United Nations University (UNU) and the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP). Its main mission is to strengthen the role of higher education in society, contributing to the renewal of approaches, missions and policies of higher education around the world from a perspective of public service.

Below you will find information on the role of institutions of higher education for Sustainable Development Objectives and Development Agenda Post 2015.

The International Association of Universities is a global partnership based at UNESCO since 1950. It brings together institutions and organisations from 120 countries to discuss higher education. Since 2005 they have promoted nationally and internationally the inclusion of the higher education goals of EFA. In 2011, EFA recognised IAU as the main instrument to include higher education on the global agenda.

On the website of this international association you will find the proposals of the International Association of Universities for the Post-2015 Agenda.

The Institute of Development Studies, founded in 1966 at the University of Sussex, brings together 100 researchers, 65 professionals and 200 students and professionals, among others. It works on research for development, teaching and learning and impact communications. Its vision is a world where there is not poverty, social justice prevails and sustainable economic growth focuses on improving human welfare. The knowledge coming from investigation, according to IDS, can bring the necessary change to make true the vision of the institution, and it should be generated through a solid methodology and together with other actors from development field and other.

On their website you will find information on the initiative Participate, which provides evidence of the reality of poverty and its impact on the most vulnerable and marginalised societies in the debate Post-2015.

It is the largest federation of unions of teachers and other education professionals from around the world, with 30 million workers in nearly 170 countries.

If you enter their website you will find an article about the position of this organisation regarding the Post-2015 education agenda from a meeting held in June 2014 in New York.

The OECD was founded in 1961. It is the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and brings together 34 countries. Its mission is promoting policies to improve economic and social well-being around the world. The OECD is working on the debate over 11 elements considered important to be included in the Post-2015 agenda. You can also see their contribution by visiting their website.

The Network for International Policies and Cooperation in Education and Training is an independent network of professionals based at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. It is dedicated to interdisciplinary research and the creation of opinion.

If you are interested to know the opinion of several experts, visit the link to their website and you can read articles on education in the Post-2015 Agenda.