Ensuring universal primary education for children

Providing universal child schooling
Ensuring poor have access to primary education
Ensuring primary school enrolment
Beginning young children's education

This strategy features in the framework of Agenda 21 as formulated at UNCED (Rio de Janeiro, 1992), now coordinated by the United Nations Commission on Sustainable Development and implemented through national and local authorities.


Industrialized countries provide near or completely universal primary education for children.

In 2001, the Sialkot district of Pakistan announced it was the first in Asia to achieve 100% enrolment of 5-7 years olds in schools. This is complementary to the various steps the government has taken for elimination of child labour from country's industrial sector.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions