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Regional Launch of the 2010 EFA Global Monitoring Report in Thailand

UNESCO Bangkok welcomes participants for the launch of the 2010 “Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report” under the theme “Reaching the Marginalized” at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand on 25 June 2010.

Chief of Assessment, Information and Monitoring and Statistics (AIMS) Unit, UNESCO Bangkok, and UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) Regional Advisor, Simon Ellis, is giving a brief welcome to the participants at the EFA Global Monitoring Report launch 2010.

Gwang Jo Kim, Director of the UNESCO Bangkok, the Asia and the Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, is highlighting the progress in achieving the six EFA Goals, along with the challenges and impacts of the global economic crisis on education.

Over 80 representatives from various Embassies, UN agencies, multilateral and bilateral organizations, members of the Thematic Working Group on EFA and UNESCO colleagues attended the Global Monitoring Report launch in Bangkok 2010.

Anupama Rao Singh, UNICEF’s Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific, one of the panel speakers, emphasizes how marginalized children are facing great barriers to quality education.

The panel discussion about the 2010 Report was moderated by Abdul Hakeem, Education Adviser and Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All Coordinator, UNESCO Bangkok.

The interpreter in a soundproof booth is working to avail the participants of comprehensible information in Thai and English.

Speaking through the interpreters, the participants are able to reach the maximum benefits of the discussion.

Etienne Clément, Deputy Director, UNESCO Bangkok, is interviewed on the challenges of achieving the Education for All goals.

At the end of the session, participants are encouraged to share ideas or pose questions to the panelists.

Interns of UNESCO Bangkok are showing the newly launched EFA Global Monitoring Report 2010: “Reaching the Marginalized”.


The 2010 Education for All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report under the theme of “Reaching the Marginalized” was launched by UNESCO Bangkok on 25 June 2010 at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. Panelists have discussed about the education systems in the world’s poorest countries where have been strike with the global financial crisis, and examines the concrete solutions to its root causes to ensure that no child is left behind from schooling. The roundtable discussion on “Financing Quality Education in the Face of the Global Economic Crisis: The Thailand Example” was also co-organized by UNESCO Bangkok and the Thailand Ministry of Education in the afternoon.

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