6. The 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers - Mauritius Communiqué (2012)
(Adopted at the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers, 28- 31 August 2012)

1. The 18th Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (18CCEM) was held in Pailles, Mauritius from 28-31 August 2012. The Conference was opened by the Hon Dr Ahmed Rashid Beebeejaun, GCSK, FRCP, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, who stressed the importance of education as the driver of economic growth and development of human capital.

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13. Ministers stressed that education promoted social cohesion, tolerance and peace, and encouraged respect and understanding. [...].

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