GPE in the news at the UN General Assembly

From CNN to Bloomberg to Devex and more, the Global Partnership for Education made headlines during a busy week at the United Nations

CNN International, Linda Kynkade and Julia Gillard

Last week, in New York, the United Nations adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development during the 70th General Assembly.

The Global Partnership participated in the landmark summit through representation by board chair Julia Gillard, CEO Alice Albright, members of the GPE board and partner organizations.

Throughout the week, GPE representatives called on leaders to recognize the central role of education for the success of the new 17 Global Goals and the urgent need to fill the US$39 billion financing gap to ensure all children have access to a quality education.

Here is a round-up of the key media stories about the Global Partnership at UNGA.

CNN International – U.N. Goal: Primary education for all by 2030

Interview of Julia Gillard on global education progress since 2000, and why the Global Goal for education can and must be met by 2030. 

Watch the interview on CNN

Forbes – Education is the key to all global development goals

Questions & answers with Julia Gillard on how pivotal education is to the 17 Global Goals, the relationship between information technology and education, and the importance of teacher development,.

Read the interview

Devex – It’s time for donors to step up for international education

Op-ed by Alice Albright on the decrease in financing for basic learning and the importance of scaling-up action and funding for education— engaging with philanthropists and private foundations as well as traditional aid sources and developing countries themselves.

Read the article

Bloomberg TV – Why 124 million children don’t go to school

Bloomberg Markets interviewed Julia Gillard about global education progress and challenges.

Watch the interview

The Guardian - Female leaders gather to underline importance of educating girls

Julia Gillard joined a panel discussion hosted by Glamour Magazine alongside U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama, UN Messenger of Peace, Charlize Theron, and Nurfahada, a 16-year-old girl ambassador for Plan International, at the Apollo Theater to talk about the power of education and its lasting importance.

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The Huffington Post – Julia Gillard: “Speak out for education”

In this interview, Julia Gillard shares her views on the new sustainable development goals, the role of technology in education and how collective collaboration can ensure education is available for every child across the world.

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World Education Blog – Are we ready for the new Sustainable Development Goals?

Alice Albright reflects on the progress that has been achieved in the education sector in the past few years and the challenges that lie ahead to ensure that the poorest countries can achieve a step change in education progress.

Read the blog


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