Writing on the school wall in Senegal: Progress to widening access to education has stalled, says UN report
Promises by world leaders to raise global education standards by 2030 are unlikely to be kept, warns the United Nations' education agency.
Unesco says on current trends, 30% of adults and 20% of young people will still be illiterate in poor countries.
There are 262 million young people without access to school, with the worst problems in sub-Saharan Africa.
The UN agency warns that the numbers missing out on education are unlikely to fall much in the next decade.
The report examines progress towards global targets, the “sustainable development goals”, which in 2015 the international community committed to achieve by 2030.
Progress stalledThese included promises on education – but after four years, the projections from Unesco show, they are already off track and unlikely to be achieved without a significant change of directio..