Education champions gather in New York
Once again, education was featured prominently during this year’s UN General Assembly.
September 28, 2018 by GPE Secretariat
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From left to right: Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark, Julia Gillard, GPE Board Chair, Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of National Education of Senegal and Vice-Chair of GPE, Alice Albright, GPE CEO. They all participated in the meeting to promote 12 years of quality education for all girls. Credit: GPE/Ludovica Pellicioli
From left to right: Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, Ulla Tørnæs, Minister for Development Cooperation of Denmark, Julia Gillard, GPE Board Chair, Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, Serigne Mbaye Thiam, Minister of National Education of Senegal and Vice-Chair of GPE, Alice Albright, GPE CEO. They all participated in the meeting to promote 12 years of quality education for all girls.
GPE/Ludovica Pellicioli

Education featured prominently again this year during the UN General Assembly week in New York, which gathers delegates from more than a hundred member countries to attend thousands of meetings.

We were honored that three world leaders – Emmanuel Macron, French president, Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister, and Theresa May, UK Prime Minister – chose to speak up on behalf of the 130 million girls around the world who are not in school. The session they headlined was titled “12 years to break barriers and leave no girl behind: Countdown to 2030”

The event had other prominent education champions: Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs, and Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag, who announced a new contribution to GPE of 100 million euros.

We are grateful for the tremendous support shown for education in general, and in particular education for the girls who currently don’t have the chance to learn.

 

Meeting headlined by Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May in New York  on the margins of the UN General Assembly. September 25, 2018.  Credit: Global Affairs Canada
Meeting headlined by Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron and Theresa May in New York on the margins of the UN General Assembly. September 25, 2018.
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Our world will be a better place once all of them are in school and can achieve their full potential.

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