UNITED NATIONS GIRLS EDUCATION INITIATIVE

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11 March 2008, Issue No. 17 - Commission on the Status of Women


Issue No. 17, 11 March 2008
Commission on the Status of Women
Mobilizing resources for girls' education during the Commission on the Status of Women

The 52nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which took place between 25 February to 7 March 2008 at the United Nations focused on the priorities of financing gender equality and empowering women. The annual forum opened with a panel of experts hosted by the United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI), UNICEF and the Working Group on Girls of the NGO Committee on UNICEF.
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Quick facts: CSW

• Around US$9 billion are needed annually to achieve education for all.

• The cost of educating a girl for a year may vary from US$27 to US$80.

• Allocation of government funds to primary education varies from 17% in Moldova to 71% in Burkina Faso.


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