Asia-Pacific Programme of Education for All (APPEAL)

Programme d'éducation pour tous en Asie et dans le Pacifique

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May 1986. as a regional cooperative programme implemented by UNESCO Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Since 1996, work monitored by Intergovernmental Regional Committee on Education in Asia and the Pacific (EDCOM). Originated from a recommendation by the 5th Regional Conference of Ministers of Education, 1985, and its subsequent adoption by UNESCO's General Conference. Launched 1987.


Promote literacy, early childhood care and education (ECCE), primary education, multilingual education and continuing education as integrated components of basic education and lifelong learning under the guiding principle of a human rights based approach to education; offer good quality education, especially to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups.

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Strategies stress gender mainstreaming, community participation, inclusion, networking, utilization of appropriate ICTs and innovations in both formal and non-formal approaches to offer a good quality education, especially to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups. In implementing the programmes, priority is given to reaching out to excluded and under-served or disadvantaged groups such as women and girls, the poor, minorities and the disabled. Assists Member States in the region through cooperative planning, consultation and organization of regional, sub-regional, national and local-level programmes. Main focus of these activities has been in the following areas: assisting Member States in policy development and planning for activities related to Education for All (EFA), including elaboration of gender-responsive EFA plans; promoting inclusion of all in the learning process through formal and non-formal approaches; improving the quality of basic education through resource development and training as well as effective monitoring and evaluation; supporting innovations at the grassroots level through pilot projects; developing regional networks to facilitate sharing of experiences. Instrumental in setting up: Community Learning Centres (CLC).


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  • Education
    • Education

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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