Indonesia Committed to Ensuring Equitable Quality Education

28 May, 2015 | Source: ANTARA NEWS

London (ANTARA News) - Indonesia is committed to ensuring equitable quality education and lifelong learning in drafting global education agenda in the lead-up to 2030, Culture and Primary and Secondary Education Minister Anies Baswedan said.

He made the remarks before UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova at the World Education Forum (WEF) 2015 attended by around 1,500 participants in Incheon, South Korea.

Indonesian permanent representative to UNESCO Ambassador T.A. Fauzi Soelaiman said on Sunday the WEF was organized by UNESCO in cooperation with other UN bodies including UNICEF, UNDP, UN Women, UNFPA, UNHCR, and the World Bank.

The spirit, direction and focus of the global education agenda are relevant to one of the Indonesian ideals contained in the Preamble of the 1945 Constitution to intellectualize the nation, Bawesdan said in a statement delivered to the forum.

The WEF is aimed at finding common position among UN member states in drafting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the lead-up to 20130.

The forum was attended by 1,500 participants including 130 ministerial-level officials from 150 countries. Indonesia was one of the 21 countries appointed to deliver a national statement related to its plan to work out national education agenda.

UNESCO invited the Indonesian minister of culture and primary and secondary education to become a panelist at a joint parallel discussion titled "Operationalizing Lifelong Learning" to figure out what Indonesia has done and will do to realize a lifelong learning program.

In the course of the forum, Bawesdan also held bilateral talks with representatives of the International Bureau of Education (IBE), the World Bank, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to discuss educational issues.

 

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