Ensuring every child gets a good education is the “civil rights struggle of our generation”, United Nations education envoy Gordon Brown said on Friday ahead of launching a plan for the largest educational expansion in history.
By Baela Raza Jamil, Commissioner for the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity (The Education Commission).
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.