September 26, 2012
Education First is a new initiative by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. 250 million children cannot read, write or count well - even after four years of school. Education First affirms the fundamental right to free, quality primary schooling so that every parent can give their child an opportunity to fulfill their dreams.
The goals of Education First:
The Initiative aims to raise the political profile of education, strengthen the global movement to achieve quality education and generate additional and sufficient funding through sustained advocacy efforts.
Please take a look GPE's written commitment to help the UN Secretary General reach the ambitious goals of Education First.
Also, take a look at the joint Call to Action: Education Cannot Wait by U.N. agencies and many other partners, which urges children in conflict and humanitarian emergencies to get an education.