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<p><font color="#009933"><strong> South Asian Regional EFA Forum Meetings</strong></font></p>

Second EFA Cluster Experts and Ministerial Meeting

16-19 July 2005, Tehran

Ministers of Education from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan will meet from 18-19 July to assess the progress towards meeting EFA goals in the four cluster countries. EFA focal points and education planners/experts will meet from 16-17 July, prior to the Ministerial meeting. Hosted by the Iranian Ministry of Education in cooperation with the National commission for UNESCO. Meeting background.


Ministerial meeting in South Asia on Education for All

4 December 2003, Islamabad

Ministers and deputy ministers from South Asian countries met in Islamabad, Pakistan to discuss sub-regional cooperation in education. Organized jointly by the Ministry of Education of Pakistan and UNESCO, the meeting discussed the conclusions of the EFA Global Monitoring Report and formulated required political actions recommended at national and sub-regional levels. It issued a joint declaration concerning sub-regional co-operation by the Education Ministers. Pakistan's Federal Minister of Education, Hon. Ms. Zobaida Jalal, chaired the meeting.  Download Joint Declaration (pdf).