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close this bookWorld Conference on Education for All: Meeting Basic Learning Needs - Final Report (UNICEF - UNDP - UNESCO - WB - WCEFA, 1990, 129 p.)
close this folder4. Education for All: The Components - Summary of Roundtables
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View the documentBuilding National Technical Capacity
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View the documentStrengthening International Solidarity

Strengthening International Solidarity

The thematic roundtables on Adult Literacy and Mobilization strongly articulated the need for political will, commitment and advocacy to achieve Education for All. The illustrative roundtable presented by the Sahelian countries was an excellent example of a region sharing common problems and conditions launching a programme of shared resources and solutions to achieve Education for All. It was acknowledged that a 'Grand Alliance' for Education for All would be a necessary prerequisite to meeting basic learning needs. This alliance would require increased regional and international collaboration among governments, NGOs and donors. As shown in the alliance between NGOs in the context of the UNESCO-sponsored International Task Force for Literacy, such alliances are often a necessity for broad-based mass educational programmers, such as literacy efforts. Building international solidarity should be both a means as well as a goal of Education for All.

Meeting basic learning needs constitutes a common and universal human responsibility. It requires international solidarity and equitable and fair economic relations in order to redress existing economic disparities.

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