From the article:
If it is possible for a raised hand or a nod of the head to alter the course of history – and it is – then this weekend could be momentous.

Two days to make good on a promise. Forty eight hours that can change the lives of 825 MILLION children. One single decision at the G20 in Hamburg.

While we as an international community are pledged to secure universal primary and secondary education by 2030, there is today a $90billion a year aid funding gap that will leave at least 200 million children out of school in 2030 and 400 million children without the even the basic primary-level qualifications they need.

All told, a total of 825 million – half of the world’s youth generation – will not have the qualifications they need for the jobs of the future.

Read the entire article by Commission Chair Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education on the Mirror ›