Organisation(s): Norway. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Pages: 2 p.
Leaders from all over the world met in Oslo on 6–7 July to garner support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. Education is a human right. It is a catalyst for job creation, economic growth, healthier lives and gender equality. Education is a prerequisite for sustainable development and poverty eradication. The World Education Forum proposed an ambitious global education agenda demanding increased attention to and support for education. The Oslo Summit on Education for Development accepts the challenge of the Incheon Declaration. Our ambition is that 2015 will be decisive for transforming our commitment into action.