ERIC Number: ED381478
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Education for All Summit of Nine High-Population Countries (New Delhi, India, December 12-16, 1993). Panel Proceedings.
Naik, Chitra, Ed.; And Others
This collection of panel proceedings is divided into five sections each of which is devoted to one panel. Panel 1 focused on mobilization, people's participation, and decentralization for "Education For All (EFA)." Panel 2 was devoted to external and internal financial resources for EFA (Government of India). Panel 3 was on girls' and women's education, women's empowerment, and population issues. Panel 4 was on education and society. The fifth panel was a special panel devoted to India's District Primary Education Program. Participating nations were Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan. After a scene setting discussion at the beginning of a pre-summit session when delegates considered the analysis and synthesis paper prepared by UNESCO, they spent the rest of the three day conference taking part in the four panel discussions that centered on the main themes of the forthcoming Delhi Declaration. Before the conference, delegates had been presented with background papers on the themes that were enlarged upon by panelists from the United Nations agencies and representatives and ministers of the 9 states. Together these 9 countries account for more than half the world's population and 75 percent of its illiterates. They are cradles of civilization and founts of spiritual, cultural, and philosophical knowledge that continue to have a profound influence on humanity. Despite differing cultures and historical legacies, the countries have recognized that education is at the heart of sustainable development. (DK)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Fund for Population Activities, New York, NY.; United Nations Children's Fund, Paris (France).; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers - Location: Bangladesh; Brazil; China; Egypt; India; Indonesia; Mexico; Nigeria; Pakistan