The latest edition of UNESCO's annual global monitoring report for education makes for depressing reading. In previous years the organisation had set a target to have all primary age children in education by 2015, yet the failure of rich countries to meet their aid pledges means that there could be 29 million children out of school by 2015.
Other claims made in the Education for All report (subtitled Overcoming Inequality: Why Governance Matters) focus on the direct links between a nation's wealth and the number of its children that attend school, the lack of educational provision for girls in some countries, and the disparities between access to education for children in some rural areas compared to their urban counterparts.
The full text of Education for All - Overcoming Inequality: Why Governance Matters is now online. A summary version is also available, or readers may prefer to view a Powerpoint presentation which contains most of the report's conclusions. Finally, for access to a list of supporting documentation and links to Education for All reports from previous years, click here.