The Government of Kyrgyz Republic has made considerable progress in addressing the challenge of out-of-school children. According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics the number of out of school children has decreased almost 5% between 2009 and 2010. This is the beginning of a positive trend.
In December 2013, at the Regional Ministerial Conference, the UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia and the Government of Turkey launched a Call for Action to ensure that every child is included in quality leaning. Call for ActionYouth statementKey ActionsRead More
The UNICEF Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is supporting the Regional Education Agenda to implement the Call for Action.Read More
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In Tajikistan, compulsory education (primary and lower-secondary) is guaranteed for all children, free of charge, under Article 41 of Tajikistan’s Constitution. Basic education starts at age seven years and lasts nine years: four years of primary and five years of lower secondary. There are two years of upper secondary education. Together, grades 1-11 are referred to as general secondary education.
The Government of Turkey and the UNICEF Regional Office for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CEE/CIS) co-organized a Ministerial Conference on the theme of ‘including all children in quality learning’. The Conference was held in Istanbul from 10-13 December 2013.
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