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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 folder5. Education for All: Call to Action - Summary of Closing Plenary Session
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We Are on our Way

As the Conference was closed, the vision of a cooperative future was maintained:

We have seen before our very eyes a broad-based alliance in favour of people, in favour of the cause of education.

Senator Hon. Carlisle Dunkley of Jamaica
in his vote of thanks on behalf of all Conference participants

How much we have learned in mutual listening and understanding here, we will see in the future.

H.E Mr. Josef Hromadka
Acting President of the Conference

The World Conference is a milestone from which we will measure our progress for the decades to come.

W. Haddad
Executive Secretary, WCEFA

Jomtien: the name in English can be translated as the "summit of the candle", which is appropriate for a conference with hopes to shine the light of knowledge around the world.

General Mana Ratanakoses
Minister of Education, Thailand.

Education is the right of all
For you and for me
It's action time and the time is now
Let's all heed the call

Join us, come with us,
We are on our way
To Education for All
By the Year 2000

EFA theme song
composed in Nigeria