Education for All 2000-2015: Where are we now?

April 15, 2015
Allison Grossman, Senior Legislative Associate

With only a few months left to go before the Millennium Development Goals' (MDGs) deadline hits, the world is taking stock on how far we've come since these global goals to fight poverty were first agreed to in 2000 – and how much more we have yet to achieve. 

In the second Millennium Development Goal, the world's countries pledged to achieve universal primary education, and in the third, they agreed to end gender disparity in education. Underpinning these goals was a broader, ambitious agenda of six internationally agreed Education for All Goals that ranged from early childhood development to adult literacy.