ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION
Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling
- Enrolment in primary education in developing regions reached 91 per cent in 2015, up from 83 per cent in 2000.
- In 2015, 57 million children of primary school age were out of school.
- Among youth aged 15 to 24, the literacy rate has improved globally from 83 per cent to 91 per cent between 1990 and 2015, and the gap between women and men has narrowed.
- In the developing regions, children in the poorest households are four times as likely to be out of school as those in the richest households.
- In countries affected by conflict, the proportion of out-of-school children increased from 30 per cent in 1999 to 36 per cent in 2012.
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Malala Day: An Education For All Children