There is No Greater Return than Investing in Education

Photo of the Week

There is No Greater Return than Investing in Education. Credit: GPE/Chantal Rigaud

Today is United Nations Day, marking the 69th anniversary of the UN charter. On October 24, 1945 the five permanent members of the UN Security Council officially ratified the charter. In 1971, the General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.

In September 2012 United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon launched a five-year Global Education First Initiative reaffirming the fundamental right to free, quality primary schooling so that every parent can give their child an opportunity to fulfill their dreams.  The Global Partnership for Education fully supports the Global Education First Initiative as the two organizations share common goals. The GPE Chair sits on the Initiative's High Level Steering Committee. The Global Partnership issued this commitment to express its support to the Initiative's goals.


The Global Partnership for Education Secretariat is headquartered in Washington DC and has approximately 100 staff. The Secretariat provides administrative and operational support to all its partners including...

Latest blogs

With support from partners, Afghanistan is reopening schools that had been closed due to insecurity or lack of sufficient facilities. So far, 60 schools have been reopened.
In a personal video message shared on the Malala Fund’s Twitter account, Malala implored “all governments, all countries and all world leaders” to support GPE and help get every girl and boy in...
How can we produce better data on education for developing countries, ultimately resulting in strengthened education systems? This blog proposes to increase demand-side investments through a new...