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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

World Top 20 Project

    The World Top 20 Project mission is to ensure every child on the planet has an opportunity to reach their full potential, with access to quality education in a safe and nurturing environment.

    1) Developing an international education database of 200 plus nations.
    2) Update and Monitor the database quarterly
    3) Work to establish a resolution with the United Nations to protect children to school, in school, and from school
    4) Build partnerships to provide pre-primary and primary educational tools for children to achieve literacy and numeracy
    Implementation of the Project/Activity

    NJ MED uses a volunteer staff of high school and college students to gather data, that is verified from three sources.

    NJ MED uses its $480,000 annual grant from Google to promote its data and daily information that relates to SDG Goals.

    NJ MED participates in strategic initiatives (Which are outline on the World Top 20 Project website).


    The World Top 20 Project initial stage is to target Africa and Asia with its online advertising campaign and goals. <br />
    The Project's next stages will include building an online network for the deliverables.


    The World Top 20 Project gathers educational data from early childhood to college, to prepare a data base for each category. The information is promoted online with a grant from Google.<br />
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    The data collection process uses establish data from other international educational and social development organization for the first seven years of the project. In the eighth year (2020), the project will use its own online network to collect, update and monitor its data base of 200 plus nations.<br />
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    To achieve it final two stages, NJ MED will join and support other international initiatives.

    NJ MED (New Jersey Minority Educational Development)

    Goal 4

    Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

    Goal 4


    By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes


    Proportion of children and young people (a) in grades 2/3; (b) at the end of primary; and (c) at the end of lower secondary achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in (i) reading and (ii) mathematics, by sex


    Completion rate (primary education, lower secondary education, upper secondary education)


    By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys have access to quality early childhood development, care and pre-primary education so that they are ready for primary education


    Proportion of children aged 24–59 months who are developmentally on track in health, learning and psychosocial well-being, by sex


    Participation rate in organized learning (one year before the official primary entry age), by sex


    By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university


    Participation rate of youth and adults in formal and non-formal education and training in the previous 12 months, by sex


    By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship


    Proportion of youth and adults with information and communications technology (ICT) skills, by type of skill


    By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations

    Parity indices (female/male, rural/urban, bottom/top wealth quintile and others such as disability status, indigenous peoples and conflict-affected, as data become available) for all education indicators on this list that can be disaggregated


    By 2030, ensure that all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy


    Proportion of population in a given age group achieving at least a fixed level of proficiency in functional (a) literacy and (b) numeracy skills, by sex


    By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development


    Extent to which (i) global citizenship education and (ii) education for sustainable development are mainstreamed in (a) national education policies; (b) curricula; (c) teacher education and (d) student assessment


    Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all


    Proportion of schools offering basic services, by type of service


    By 2020, substantially expand globally the number of scholarships available to developing countries, in particular least developed countries, small island developing States and African countries, for enrolment in higher education, including vocational training and information and communications technology, technical, engineering and scientific programmes, in developed countries and other developing countries

    Volume of official development assistance flows for scholarships by sector and type of study


    By 2030, substantially increase the supply of qualified teachers, including through international cooperation for teacher training in developing countries, especially least developed countries and small island developing States


    Proportion of teachers with the minimum required qualifications, by education level

    Name Description
    Create the first international education data base of 200 plus nations
    Draft an international law with colleges to present to the UN
    Provide educational tools for children living rural areas in Africa and Asia
    Establish a Real-time educational data base for children out of school for assessment for integrating sustainable development for each nation's future workforce
    In-kind contribution
    Use NJ MED&#39;s volunteer staff to manage the World Top 20 Project
    Other, please specify
    Use NJ MED&#39;s annual grant of $480,00 from Google to promote SDGs Goal 4 mission
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    Action Network
    Higher Education Sustainability Initiative
    This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
    30 June 2013 (start date)
    30 December 2030 (date of completion)
    New Jersey Minority Educational Development (NJ MED)
    Geographical coverage
    Camden, United States of America
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    Contact Information

    Albert Mitchell II, CEO