1GOAL Campaign: Education For All – Message from UNESCO

Dear Colleagues,

UNESCO is the lead agency of United Nations mandated for promotion of Education For All in the world. In the year 2000, 164 world governments came together to create the Education for All goals, 189 governments also created the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Two of the eight goals involve ending poverty through education:

* to ensure that all boys and girls complete primary schooling by 2015
* to ensure that girls have the opportunity for education at all levels by 2015.

They promised to make sure there was enough money and that the policies were in place to make it a reality. Since then many countries have abolished school fees, spending was increased by $4 billion and an extra 40 million children are now going to school.

Yet progress is not fast enough. With business ‘as usual’ over 50 million children will still be without an education in 2015.


On October 6th 2009, the 1GOAL campaign was officially launched in a satellite-linked ceremony led by the 2010 FIFA World Cup host, South Africa President Jacob Zuma, Her Majesty Rania Al-Abdullah, Queen of Jordan, President of Ghana John Atta Mills, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, President of Spain, Jan Peter Balkenende, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary General and Sepp Blatter, the FIFA President.

1GOAL is an initiative of the football strand of the Class of 2015 and is run by the Global Campaign for Education to mobilize support to hold world leaders to these promises for 2015.

1GOAL is a campaign seizing the power of football to ensure that education for all is a lasting impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Raising our voices all over the world we believe that, together, we can make education a reality for the millions of boys and girls who remain out of school.

The campaign has captured unprecedented support and political will across the world. 1GOAL is supported by the football world and its governing body, FIFA. 1GOAL include a multitude of global football stars, celebrities and world leaders, all working to achieve the shared vision of education for all.

We urge Football Pakistan to promote 1GOAL campaign by wider disseminating this information to all Football Associations in the country and asking the players to join 1GOAL campaign. Below is the website of 1GOAL Campaign:


With best regards,

Project Officer
Gender Equality Programme

UNESCO Islamabad
Ph: +92-51-111-710-745, 2611170-3 (Ext.16)
Fax: +92-51-2611175
Web: www.unesco.org.pk