ACHIEVE UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION
2013 Fact Sheet
Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling
Enrolment in primary education in developing regions reached 90 per cent in 2010, up from 82 per cent in 1999, which means more kids than ever are attending primary school.
In 2011, 57 million children of primary school age were out of school.
Even as countries with the toughest challenges have made large strides, progress on primary school enrolment has slowed. Between 2008 and 2011, the number of out-of-school children of primary age fell by only 3 million.
Globally, 123 million youth (aged 15 to 24) lack basic reading and writing skills. 61 per cent of them are young women.
Gender gaps in youth literacy rates are also narrowing. Globally, there were 95 literate young women for every 100 young men in 2010, compared with 90 women in 1990.