ERIC Number: ED381479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Education for All Summit of Nine High-Population Countries (New Delhi, India, December 12-16, 1993). Final Report.
Naik, Chitra, Ed.; And Others
This final report on an international conference of nine high population developing countries on education for all (EFA) begins with a declaration of goals by the representatives of each of the nine nations represented. 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 United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), they spent the rest of the three day conference taking part in four panel discussions that centered on the main themes of the forthcoming Delhi Declaration with which the document opened. 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. The panel topics were: (1) mobilization, people's participation and decentralization for Education For All (EFA) (United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)); (2) external and internal financial resources for EFA (India); (3) girls' and women's education, women's empowerment, and population issues (United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)); and (4) education and society (UNESCO). A special panel was convened by the host country for the large Indian contingent to take advantage of discussions with eminent guests that was based on the new initiative, the District Primary Education Programme. The 9 countries agreed to work in collaboration on a distance education initiative, both to enhance training of teachers and other personnel, and to better reach neo-literates and marginalized groups. Appendices include a detailed program and a list of participants. (DK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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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