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Right to education

Education for all as a victim of the crisis
Lettre n°54, 07/08 -2010

 In its last Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO underlines that the global financial crisis currently constitutes a heavy threat on the right to education. While the effects of the crisis continue to be felt, there is a real danger that a big chunk of progress that has been achieved during the last ten years be stopped or destroyed, warns the report, because of increasing poverty, slow-down of economic growth, stronger pressure on government budgets and so on.

It is noted that the basic education aid commitments have dropped by 22%, reaching a low of 4.3 billion dollars in 2007. It is also specified that this aid doesn’t always benefit those who most need it.More


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