Mr Nicholas Burnett has been appointed to the post of Assistant Director-General for Education of UNESCO.
Dr Burnett worked for many years at the World Bank both as an education sector economist and program manager. He has also run his own consulting company and worked at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office as an Economic Adviser on Africa and
Latin America. Since October 2004, Mr Burnett has been Director of UNESCO’s Education For All (EFA) Global Monitoring Report. Every year, this report assesses where the world stands on its commitment to provide a basic education to all children, youth and adults by 2015. It is perhaps the most important annual report on education in the world.