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EFA Documents

World Conference on Education for All (Jomtien, Thailand, March 1990)

In 1990, delegates from 155 countries and representatives from some 150 organizations agreed during the World Conference on Education for All in Jomtien, Thailand (5-9 March 1990) to universalize primary education and massively reduce illiteracy before the end of the decade.

The World Declaration on Education for All: Meeting Basic Learning Needs

Framework for Action: Meeting Basic Learning Needs


Mid-Decade Meeting on EFA (Amman, Jordan, June 1996)

Six years after the Jomtien Conference, the Mid-Decade Meeting of the International Consultative Forum on Education for All held in Amman, Jordan (16-19 June 1996) brought together some 250 decisionmakers from 73 countries, including ministers of education, and multilateral, and bilateral agencies and non-governmental organizations. Their aim: to assess the advances made since the Jomtien Conference.

The Amman Affirmation

Amman Final Report


World Education Forum (Dakar, Senegal, April 2000)

The World Education Forum (Dakar, Senegal, April 2000) was the first and most important event in education at the dawn of the new century. By adopting the Dakar Framework for Action, the 1,100 participants of the Forum reaffirmed their commitment to achieving Education for All by the year 2015.


EFA 2000 Assessment

The EFA 2000 Assessment was a major global endeavour that enabled the participating countries (i) to construct a comprehensive picture of their progress towards their own Education for All goals since the 1990 Jomtien Conference, (ii) to identify priorities and promising strategies for overcoming obstacles and accelerating progress, and (iii) to revise their national plans of action accordingly.


United Nations Resolution on Education for All, 1997

Brochure on Education for All (pdf 551k)


Information Kit on Education for All

The kit is an attempt, some 18 months after the World Education Forum in Dakar, to take stock of the major issues facing the EFA movement, to outline current trends and to identify possible avenues of future action. It has been designed as an easy-to-use and up-to-date source of quick reference for all those involved in the EFA endeavour, including ministers of education, planning and international cooperation, along with technical staff; UN agencies and development partners (bilateral and multilateral); non-governmental organizations active in education and related fields; and educationists, professional bodies, and researchers.

View/download Information Kit (in pdf): Part IPart II