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Education International stresses the importance of sustainable education funding at UNGA
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
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
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
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
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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