Millennium Development Goals

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th July 2013.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Baroness Goudie Baroness Goudie Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of UNESCO's recent paper concluding that progress towards Millennium Development Goal 2 is too slow.

Photo of Baroness Northover Baroness Northover Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Lords Spokesperson (Department for International Development)

Increased urgency is required by the international community in order to meet Millennium Development Goal 2. International effort should focus on reaching the most vulnerable, increasing rates of school completion and improving learning outcomes.

The UK Government is playing its part; we have promised to support, by 2014, at least 9 million children in primary school, over half of whom will be girls, and 2 million children in secondary school. We will also help to train 190,000 teachers to help children to be able to learn.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.