UNESCO projections show countries are off track in meeting their education commitments for 2030

UN asks are countries on track to achieve SDG 4?

UNESCO projections ahead of the UN High-level Political Forum (link is external) that is to examine progress in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, show that when all children should be in school, one in six 6 to 17-year-olds will still be excluded in 2030. Projections also show that 40% of children worldwide will fail to complete secondary education, a figure that is forecast to reach 50% in sub-Saharan Africa where the proportion of trained teachers has been declining since 2000. Read more.

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