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Education for All: Michaelle Jean, UNESCO
14 Apr 2011 -  The private sector could play a pivotal role for access to a quality education in Haiti says H.E. Ms. Michaelle Jean, 27th Governor-General of Canada and UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti.

Ms. Jean answers the following questions:

How is the education system in Haiti?

What can be done to improve the education system in Haiti?

Does the private system have a role to play in the rebuilding of the education system in Haiti?

Ms. Jean was interviewed prior the special event of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), "Partnering with the philanthropic community to promote education for all" on 28 February 2011.

This event was one of the preparatory events for the 2011 ECOSOC Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) on "implementing the internationally agreed goals and commitments in regard to education", and was organized by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthrophy (CECP).

The key objective of the special event was to increase focus on issues central to the achievement of education for all, through:

(i) broadening of the range of stakeholders involved in the work of ECOSOC, as well as increasing the awareness amongst the philanthropic community on the progress made and the challenges faced in achieving the internationally agreed goals and commitments on education;
(ii) promoting concrete initiatives by the philanthropic community and initiating new partnerships that would accelerate progress in reaching the international goals and targets related to education;
(iii) expanding multi-stakeholder engagement in the international community's efforts to help advance the progress on the two focus areas mentioned above.

More information:

Official page of the special event

Press release "Global Philanthropy Event to Boost Funding For Education"

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