Ministerial Education Conference

Including all children in quality learning

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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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Country Innovations for equity

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC: Developing a national strategy to reduce education exclusion

KYRGYZ REPUBLIC: Developing a national strategy to reduce education exclusion

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.

TAJIKISTAN: Promoting equity in education

TAJIKISTAN: Promoting equity in education

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.