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  • Education International stresses the importance of sustainable education funding at UNGA
    News: Education International stresses the importance of sustainable education funding at UNGA
    Education International stressed the importance of sustainable education funding this week in New York as the 72nd United Nations General Assembly placed the issue at the top of its priorities. Education International (EI) President Susan Hopgood and Deputy General Secretary David Edwards were at the UN General Assembly where they represented the world’s teachers. On the docket was nothing less than the future of education financing for the worlds 120 million students who are deprived of a free, inclusive and quality education.

     

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  • Dubai Cares reiterates its commitment to
    News: Dubai Cares reiterates its commitment to 'Education in Emergencies' on the sidelines of the 72nd UN General Assembly
    NEW YORK, 19th September, 2017 -- Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, renewed its commitment to ‘Education in Emergencies’ at a special event held on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly, UNGA, in New York. The event, which was co-hosted by Dubai Cares and the ‘Education Cannot Wait’ fund, brought together the leadership of the world’s most influential companies and foundations to expand dialogue from the political arena, elevate education in emergencies in the minds of those who have the power to initiate change and consequently drive more investment in education by supporting learning opportunities for children and youth in crisis-affected countries.

     

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  • Senegal and France to host Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference
    News: Senegal and France to host Global Partnership for Education Financing Conference
    Press Release: New York City, September 20, 2017 – The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is delighted that the governments of Senegal and France will co-host its financing conference, which will take place on February 8, 2018 in Dakar, Senegal. The announcement of the co-hosting was made by Presidents Macky Sall of Senegal and Emmanuel Macron of France at a high-level event on education financing held at the United Nations, which was attended by Secretary General António Guterres, several heads of state and leaders on global education.

     

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  • Leaders’ Statement - Financing the Future: Education 2030
    News: Leaders’ Statement - Financing the Future: Education 2030
    United Nations Headquarters, New York - September 20, 2017 

    This is the statement issued by the leaders' at the event: "Financing the Future: Education 2030", held on September 20, 2017 at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

    The world is facing an alarming education crisis. Without immediate action, over half of the upcoming youth generation - 825 million of the 1.6 billion young people in 2030 - will be left behind, shut out of opportunity, particularly the poorest and most marginalized. The growing skills gap will stunt economic growth, with far reaching consequences. Today, there are 30 million displaced children, 10 million of whom are refugees, and only half of whom have any regular schooling.

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  •  FAWE hosts Conference on Girl
    News: FAWE hosts Conference on Girl's Education in Africa

    Over 500 delegates from 33 countries gathered in Lusaka for the Forum for African Women Educationists (FAWE) Conference on Girls' Education in Africa and FAWE’s 10th General Assembly under the theme: 'Towards Gender Equality in Education: positioning youth to champion Africa's education agenda. Key discussions during the 2-day Girls Conference covered domestic financing, strategies for building youth leadership as well as the valueble sharing of country experiences. You can read more here on the discussions on Day 1 and Day 2 of the conference. 

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  • UNESCO Director-General opens global symposium: ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM
    News: UNESCO Director-General opens global symposium: ‘Cracking the code’ to end gender disparities in STEM
    BANGKOK (28 August 2017) - Today, too many girls are not encouraged to follow this dream,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova in her opening remarks at the three-day UNESCO International Symposium and Policy Forum, “Cracking the Code: Girls’ Education in STEM”.The symposium brings together more than 300 participants, from the highest level of educational policy-making and leading specialists to the field to pioneers in gender-equality in education in multiple cultural contexts and leading female role models who have excelled in their respective fields. Participants will focus on four themes: gender-responsive quality STEM education; addressing stereotypes and bias hindering girls’ participation; reaching out, engaging and empowering girls and women; and partnerships, cross-sector learning and cooperation. The symposium also serves as a launch for the “Cracking the code” report.

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  • Addressing Threats to Girls’ Education in Contexts affected by Armed Conflict
    Addressing Threats to Girls’ Education in Contexts affected by Armed Conflict
    This policy note contends that greater investment in girls’ education in conflict-affected contexts is urgently required as a critical component of achieving SDGs 4, 5 and 16. At-scale programmes, research and multi-sectoral collaboration must be strengthened to ensure all of the world’s girls are achieving and learning, that gender equality goals are achieved and that these efforts contribute to building sustainable peace.

    The information contained in this policy note is based on the findings of an evidence review conducted by ODI ‘Addressing Threats to Girls Education in Conflict-affected Contexts’ (2017) as well as other cited publications.

     

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  • Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report
    Economic Impacts of Child Marriage: Global Synthesis Report
    The study looks at five domains of impacts: (i) fertility and population growth; (ii) health, nutrition, and violence; (iii) educational attainment and learning; (iv) labor force participation and earnings; and (v) participation, decision-making, and investments. Economic costs associated with the impacts are estimated for several of the impacts. 
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  • Bright and Early: How financing pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life
    Bright and Early: How financing pre-primary education gives every child a fair start in life
    This paper shows that pre-primary education has not yet achieved the level of priority necessary in domestic policies and budgets, with nearly all low income countries dedicating less than 5% of their education budgets to pre-primary education. 
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  • Girls
    Girls' education and gender in education sector plans and GPE-funded programs
    This report takes stock of how girls' education and gender issues are included in education sector plans as well as implementation plans of GPE partner countries, and in the programs that are funded by GPE grants. The objective of the report is to establish a baseline for information available in current documents, in order to inform and improve the consideration of gender issues in future sector plans, and to promote the achievement of the GPE strategic objective 2 on gender equality and inclusion. 
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