By Brian Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way Worldwide
This year's United Nations Education for All report revealed that countries have made tremendous progress in providing primary education; yet only a third of the countries reached the global education goals set at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) World Education Forum in 2000.
Take, for instance, the countries in sub-Saharan Africa -- a region with one of the largest increases in access to universal primary education. Primary school enrollment rose in 17 countries at least 20 percentage points from 59 percent in 1999 to 79 percent in 2012.
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