StampNews.com got information that United Nations Postal Service issued a series of stamps with a motif "Education first". The issue consists of tree stamps and three souvenir sheets that were released and put into circulation on the 18th of September.
The United Nations Secretary-General launched the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) in September 2012 to spur renewed efforts to reach global education goals.
The Initiative focuses on three priorities:
First, putting every child in school. The global community pledged to achieve universal primary education by 2015. We need to make all the necessary investments to ensure that every child has equal access to schooling.
Second, improving the quality of learning. Access to education is critical. But it is not enough. We must make sure that people acquire relevant skills to participate successfully in today's knowledge-based society.
Third, fostering global citizenship. Education is much more than an entry to the job market. It has the power to shape a sustainable future and better world. Education policies should promote peace, mutual respect and environmental care.