Teach For All has been accepted into UNESCO's International Task Force on Teachers, an initiative of Education For All (EFA), the movement to support the achievement of internationally set education goals as well as other efforts, such as the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. The task force is the hub for teacher-focused initiatives and a global alliance of EFA partners working together to address the need for more qualified and motivated teachers worldwide.
According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), at least 1.7 million additional teachers are needed to ensure quality primary education for all children around the world by 2015. Teach For All is honored to be a part of an alliance whose work is aligned with the vision and goals of our network and excited to collaborate with fellow International Task Force on Teachers members on approaches to addressing the dire need to ensure all children receive the quality education they deserve.
The task force's 90 members include national governments (representing all world regions); intergovernmental organizations at global, regional, or sub-regional levels and other UN agencies; international non-governmental organizations; civil society and global teachers organizations; bilateral and multilateral international development agencies; and global private sector organizations and foundations.
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