On the occasion of the World Education Forum held in London from 9 to 11 January 2012, the Executive Director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova Tuesday reiterated that quality education is a basic human right and called for the use of new technologies to facilitate teaching and learning in the world.
"This was never more true than today, in times of economic crisis. Quality education is a basic human right, and also a driver of economic success, "said Irina Bokova in a speech at the World Education Forum.
"Education leads to sustainable development. Investing in education is the best way to invest out of the crisis, "she added.
The Forum theme is "Learning from the best experiences in a changing world." The Head of UNESCO recalled the progress made since 2000: the number of school children fell by 37 million and the gender gap has narrowed.
The full report is available here: Education pour tous : l’UNESCO plaide en faveur des nouvelles technologies