UNESCO launches GEM Report 2017

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), in collaboration with Institute of Social and Policy Sciences, launched the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report 2017 – “Accountability in education: meeting our commitments “. The Report looks at the different ways people and institutions should be held accountable for reaching the Sustainable Development Goal 4 on education.
Ms. Vibeke Jensen, UNESCO Representative to Pakistan and Muhammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training officially launched the report, said a press release.
During the presentation of the key findings of the report, Ms. Vibeke Jensen highlighted that “the ambitious education outcomes, such as those in SDG 4, rely on multiple actors from governments right down to students fulfilling often shared responsibilities. But while responsibilities are shared, accountability is not: it is connected to single actors, who are held to account for their individual or institutional responsibilities.”
She also stressed that “accountability starts with governments as they are ultimately the primary duty bearers of the right to education”.—APP

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