E9 Partnership – UPSC Prelims

E9 Partnership:
  • Launched in: 1993 at the UNESCO’s Education For All (EFA) Summit in New Delhi.
  • Member Countries: The United Nations is spearheading the initiative with nine countries namely Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
  • Purpose: The E9 forum aims to achieve the goals of UNESCO’s Education For All(EFA) initiative. It strengthens political will and collective effort to ensure quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.
  • The forum represents over half of the world’s population and 70% of the world’s illiterate adults.
  • Significance: E-9 Initiative has become a forum for the countries to discuss their experiences related to education, exchange best practices, and monitor EFA-related progress.
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