Experts at UN-backed forum stress lifelong learning as cornerstone for development

Access to education and lifelong learning must be at the heart of the development agenda, global experts stressed at a United Nations-backed conference in Dakar, Senegal.

New UN study proposes ways to close additional $10 billion funding gap for education

It is possible to help make basic education universal by 2015, despite a global funding gap which increased to $26 billion from $16 billion during the past three years, according to new figures released today by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).