On Wednesday, January 27, GPE joined the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group (AAPG) and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) for a virtual parliamentary roundtable event.
Participants discussed the vital role GPE’s Global Education Summit will have in transforming girls’ education and the urgency of education financing in the context of COVID-19.
Harriett Baldwin MP, AAPG Chair and Chris Matheson MP, AAPG Vice-Chair, co-moderated the discussion.
The dialogue started with remarks from Wendy Morton MP, Minister for European Neighbourhood and the Americas at the FCDO.
“Educating girls is a lifeline for them as individuals, it’s a game changer for development, and it’s the key to solving many of the world’s problems. That’s why the UK will be asking the G7 to sign up to ambitious global targets to change the prospects for millions of girls and to get sustainable development goal 4 back on track,” said Wendy Morton MP.