Almost half the world’s children face the prospect of growing up without proper schooling unless there is a “transformation” in the funding of education in the poorest countries, Gordon Brown has warned.
Peace & Security
Today, the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity launched its compelling new recommendations to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education for all. Over the past year, I have had the honour of working closely with world leaders, policy-makers and researchers, as the Commission developed an ambitious vision to get all children and young people into school and learning within a generation.
Ensuring every child gets a good education is the “civil rights struggle of our generation”, United Nations education envoy Gordon Brown said, ahead of launching a plan for the largest educational expansion in history.
Using the Syrian Civil War as a case study, Jamiya Project Academic Adviser Paul O’Keeffe explores education in emergencies and how seemingly intractable situations present abundant opportunities for educational advancement.
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.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon used a recent speech as an opportunity to reaffirm the belief that “Education is critical to nurture global citizens who can rise to the challenges of the 21st century.” The Secretary-General pointed to the recently launched Education Cannot Wait fund as a source of hope.