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United Nations General Assembly Features Education


Education-related events will be featured prominently during this year’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), which begins in New York City on September 18. Sessions spotlight early childhood development, empowering girls through education, investing in the early years and other topics. For further information, read this list compiled by the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).

A featured session from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 20, addresses “Financing the Future: Education 2030.” With more than 260 million children and adolescents not in school and many of those who are in school not learning effectively, the challenge to reach the Sustainable Development Goals for quality education (SDG4) looms larger than ever. To meet this challenge, global spending on education must rise annually from $1.2 trillion per year to $3 trillion by 2030, according to the GPE.

This featured session is co-hosted by the Kingdom of Norway, the Republic of France, the Republic of Malawi and the Republic of Senegal. The organizing partners are: Education Commission, Global Partnership for Education, Malala Fund, ONE, UNICEF and UNESCO.

Confirmed participants include UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, UN Messenger for Peace Malala Yousafzai and GPE Chair Julia Gillard. Learn more and register to attend the event here; watch the event live on September 20 on UN Web TV.


Friday, September 15, 2017