For too long, quality education has been accessible to the privileged few, but as people become more interdependent, quality education and lifelong learning must be available to all, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, declaring education a “human right and universal good” at the launch of a United Nations-backed report setting out a plan for the largest expansion of education opportunity in history.

“The report launched today […] is a roadmap to creating the ‘Learning Generation.’ [It] points to education as the most powerful investment we can make in the future; a fundamental driver of personal, national and global development,” the Secretary-General said at UN Headquarters in New York, where he received the landmark report of the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, widely known as the Education Commission.

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