It’s that time of year again when world leaders gather in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly. GPE will participate in several events through representation by our Board Chair Julia Gillard, Vice-chair Serigne Mbaye Thiam, and CEO Alice Albright.
Education will be front and center throughout the week, but four events particularly stand out:
Monday, September 24
Make Impossible Possible: Unlocking Human Potential Through Education
6:30pm – 7:30 pm, United Nations Headquarters
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A high-level event organized by the Education Commission to celebrate progress on global education funding and generate continued momentum for the new International Finance Facility for Education. The Facility has already been recognized by the G20 and supported by the United Nations Secretary-General, UN agencies, the World Bank, and multilateral development banks. This event will include details on the final stages of the Facility’s establishment and call for additional political support to fully fund Sustainable Development Goal 4.
Tuesday, September 25
12 years to break barriers and leave no girl behind: Countdown to 2030
4:00pm – 6:00 pm, United Nations Headquarters
Julia Gillard will be speaking at this event hosted by the governments of Canada, France, Kenya, Mali, Niger, and the United Kingdom. The event aims to accelerate action on girls’ education while ensuring that girls who are currently in school are able to master the basics and progress through secondary education.