As of 1994, a world average of 68% of girls reach grade 5 of primary school. Percentage of girls reaching grade 5 of primary school at the regional or group level: Sub-Saharan Africa (40%); Middle East and North Africa (79%); South Asia (53%); East Asia and Pacific (83%); Central America and Caribbean (68%); South America (51%); Industrialized countries (95%). Countries with a notably high attendance of girls to at least grade 5 of primary school compared to countries in the region include [inter alia]: Zimbabwe (93%); Mauritius (91%); Botswana (86%); Turkey (97%); Oman (93%); algeria and Syria (92%); Sri Lanka (95%); Hong Kong (99%); Singapore (98 countries); Jamaica (99%); Cuba (91%); Uruguay (96%); Venezuela (90%); Chile (86%).
****** FROM DUPLICATE Implementation ****** 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. Agenda 21 recommends measures to promote the goal of universal access to primary and secondary education for girl children and for women.