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AFRO-NETS> The State of the World's Children 1999 Report - online
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> The State of the World's Children 1999 Report - online
- From: Dieter Neuvians MD <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 13 Dec 1998 09:55:33 -0500 (EST)
The State of the World's Children 1999 Report - online
Nearly a billion people will enter the 21st century unable to read a
book or sign their names and two thirds of them are women. And they
will live, as now, in more desperate poverty and poorer health than
those who can. They are the world's functional illiterates - and
their numbers are growing.
The total includes more than 130 million school age children, 73 mil-
lion of them girls, who are growing up in the developing world with-
out access to basic education. Millions of others languish in sub-
standard schools where little learning takes place.
The State of the World's Children 1999 report, by Carol Bellamy,
calls for an expansion of the education revolution that is occurring
throughout the world. This revolution has two standards - access to
high-quality learning and a child right's approach. The report high-
lights key examples both of individual schools and of entire national
education systems that are putting these standards into practice. All
that is lacking, the report argues, is the political will and the
requisite resources to extend these educational benefits to all the
The report is available on the Internet at:
and can be downloaded in Adobe Portable Document (PDF) format.
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