Education featured high on the agenda at UNGA 2018
Angthlork Reang Sey School, Cambodia. Credit: GPE/Livia Barton

Education "came of age" at the 2018 United Nations General Assembly in New York, and education advocates are celebrating after seeing the launch of new commitments, partnerships and funds, including the long-awaited International Finance Facility for Education and Generation Unlimited

A highlight at UNGA 2018 was a session at which Canada, France, the UK, Kenya, Niger and Jordan joined forces with representatives from major global education institutions, including GPE, to pledge their commitment to girls’ education. Educating refugee and migrant children was also high on the agenda.  

The Dutch government announced it had pledged 100 million euros to GPE; Denmark upped its commitment to Education Cannot Wait by US$46 million, becoming its biggest single donor; the Netherlands, Norway, and Dubai Cares also made new funding pledges to ECW.

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Angthlork Reang Sey School, Cambodia. Credit: GPE/Livia Barton

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