Quote of the month

Improving learning - from early childhood to adulthood - is fundamental if the benefits of education for the individual, the community and the nation are to be realised.

Jo Bourne, UNICEF Associate Director and Global Chief of Education

Fast facts

3.8% of national income

Was spent by low-income countries on education in 2011, compared to 2.9 per cent in 1999.

Parliament

The Oliy Majlis

The Oliy Majlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Uzbekistan is the highest state representative body in the state, with a prerogative to enact laws and lead the whole system of the representative government. The Oliy Majlis cooperates with UNICEF in advancing child rights implementation and monitoring through advocacy and child-centred legislative action.

Website: http://www.parliament.gov.uz