Today’s invisible victims are refugee children holed up in tents, shacks, and hovels who will never enjoy a first day at school; they are the millions of 9-12-year-olds condemned to child labor, and the millions of young girls destined for child marriage and denied an education simply because of their gender.
With less than one month until the Education Commission’s report launch, Save the Children Chief Executive and Commissioner Helle Thorning-Schmidt explains why equitable financing and strengthening domestic education systems are the keys to fulfilling the fourth Sustainable Development Goal.
The Founder of Hope for Children Cameroon explains why “If we fail to close the education gap between developed and developing countries, we risk not meeting the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals.”
On International Youth Day, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for a “global push for progress” where young people are empowered with the “resources, backing and space they need to create lasting change in our world.”
At the July Education Commission meeting in Oslo, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Commission Chair Gordon Brown held a press briefing to discuss the Commission’s work and how education gives citizens the “qualifications to participate and be included in their society.”
Improving education for a better world: perspectives from international students studying in the U.S.
Citing different education challenges and strategies, Edmonds Community College consultation participants joined in agreeing “education is the single most important thing in changing someone’s life, enriching the broader community, and bringing hope for a better world.”
Reflecting on the outcomes of the Oslo Commission meeting, Commissioner Baela Raza Jamil discusses securing the promise of universal education and how the Education Commission hopes to rise to that challenge.
Norwegian Prime Minister and Education Commission Co-convener Erna Solberg explains how the international community can make significant progress toward the promise of global education if “decision-makers step up to the plate, together with teacher unions, international organisations, the private sector, civil society and others.”
Speaking with Devex, Commissioner Julia Gillard discusses the excitement around a “new information and data journey” and the need to expand education access and quality.