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Preparatory meeting of the Economic and Social Council

New York
28 April, 2011

A range of issues affecting education, including access, innovation, quality and its relevance for capacity building, poverty reduction and sustainable development will be discussed. The meeting will also highlight some innovative solutions that are currently being tried by various governments and other stakeholders and that could be replicated or scaled up in other countries and regions.

The meeting will be divided into two parts. The first will feature a reporting back on the outcome of a Facebook e-discussion on ┐Building a future for today┐s youth: improving access to education┐, and a presentation on the results of the UN Development Group┐s MDG-Net forum e-discussion on ┐Education: Closing the Gap┐. The former will feature brief summaries by the discussion moderators from the five geographical regions of the world and the latter will present a short summary of the discussion on the themes of quality, access and innovation in education.

The second part of the meeting will be a panel discussion on ┐Removing barriers to education: What┐s new and notable┐, which will feature brief presentations by expert panelists, followed by an interactive discussion.

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Date 28 April, 2011
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Location New York
Organizer Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination [ Content posted by United Nations Secretariat, Agency, or Programme UN ENTITY ]
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