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ACP-EU Parliamentary Assembly calls for stronger support to education

MEPs and MPs from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries discussed the future of the partnership and agreed to enhance support for education.

During the 37th session of the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (JPA), which took place from 18 to 20 March in Bucharest, Members of the European Parliament and their counterparts from 78 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries debated and adopted a series of resolutions. They intensified the discussion on the post-Cotonou framework and agreed to support initiatives in a number of fields, including education.

The texts adopted include a resolution on reducing the global number of out-of-school children in ACP countries. It calls on the EU and its member states to allocate 10% of their official development assistance (ODA) to education by 2021, increasing to 15% by 2030. EU member states should also channel at least 40% of their education aid to least developed countries (LDC).

The EU Parliament has also adopted a resolution on 13 November 2018, calling on EU and Member States for prioritising education in development aid by increasing the share of education within ODA to 15 % by 2030 and channeling 40% of education aid from the to be channeled to the LDCs

For more information: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190321IPR32132/acp-eu-parliamentary-assembly-strengthening-the-partnership

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