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The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), is looking forward to the arrival of hundreds of education experts, teachers, and policymakers from around the world as they make their way to...
06/03/2017
Around the world, national statistical offices (NSOs) and line ministries involved in data collection and production are throwing their energies into efforts to track progress towards the Sustainable...
02/03/2017
On 11 February, the world will be celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science. There will be lots of articles and speeches about the famous “leaky pipeline”, a metaphor used to...
08/02/2017
I welcome the launch of the Cape Town Global Action Plan for Sustainable Development Data, which was released today at the UN World Data Forum. The plan directly reflects the mandate, priorities and...
18/01/2017
In his short story “Instructions to climb a ladder,” Julio Cortazar uses more than 380 words to explain an action that, you would think, requires no explanation at all. He writes, for example: “The...
10/01/2017
The successful achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals will depend in large part on our degree of success in delivering on Goal 4 on education. Education is "a fundamental right and the...
22/12/2016
This piece was first published by the Ottawa Citizen By Munir A. Sheikh, former Chief Statistician of Canada December brings the 15th anniversary of one of Canada’s best-kept secrets: the UNESCO...
14/12/2016
There has been an important shift in the global measurement of learning. The Inter-Agency Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) has decided to ‘upgrade’ SDG Indicator 4....
08/12/2016

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