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Recommendations on Education in Emergencies, a Precondition to Meeting the Millennium Development Goals


The Inter-agency Network on Education in Emergencies, International Rescue Committee, International Save the Children Alliance and Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children welcome the Secretary General’s report “In Larger Freedom: Toward development, security and human rights for all.” We share the view of the Secretary-General that development, peace and human rights are inextricably linked and believe that education is a precondition for progress on each of the interrelated goals. Indeed, none of the goals and recommendations put forth in the Secretary-General’s report – freedom from want, freedom from fear, freedom to live in dignity – can be accomplished without an increased and sustained effort to ensure quality and relevant education in emergencies for conflict-affected populations, including refugees, returnees and internally displaced people.