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Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education

Investing in education, especially for children caught up in crisis and conflict, is an investment in a better future.

Co-signatories: Ignazio Cassis, Member of the Swiss Federal Council. Svenja Schulze, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development. Minister of Education, Niger, Ibrahim Natatu. Norwegian Minister for International Development, Anne Viete Tovineleim. Awut Deng Acuil Minister of General Education of South Sudan. Colombian Minister of Education, Alejandro Gaviria. Former British Prime Minister, United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, ECW High Level Steering Group The Rt.Gordon Brown

as we mark international education dayworld leaders must deliver on their promise to provide quality education for all by 2030.

Education is an investment in peace with war, an investment in equality with injustice, an investment in prosperity with poverty.

Arguably, a global education crisis exists, threatening to unravel decades of development, spark new conflicts and upend economic and social progress around the world.

As UN Secretary-General António Guterres emphasized at last year’s conference, Education Summit Transformation: “The international community needs to pay due attention to this (education) crisis if we are to transform the world by 2030, as envisioned by the Sustainable Development Goals.”

When education can’t wait (ECW), the United Nations Global Fund for Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crisis, was established in 2016. We estimated that her 75 million children affected by the crisis need educational assistance. Today that number has tripled to 222 million.

of 222 million children An estimated 78 million people are out of school, as the growing impact of conflict, climate change and other protracted crises deprives them of their right to education. That’s more than the combined population of France, Italy and the UK.

Even when attending school, many do not achieve minimum proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics. Think about this horrifying statistic. 671 million Children and adolescents around the world cannot read. This represents her more than 8% of the world’s total population.It’s an entire generation in danger of being lost

as we have seen from war Ukrainethe challenges of immigration to Venezuela Columbia In South America, girls’ education is relentlessly denied. Afghanistanand devastating climate change-induced droughts in the Horn of Africa have triggered a severe hunger crisis. 22 million people, we live in an interconnected world.The problems of Africa, the Middle East, South America, etc. are the problems of the world we share

In Myanmar, the Sahel, South America, the Middle East and beyond, children are fleeing violence and persecution day by day. Every minute of every day, child soldiers are recruited in places like Somalia and the Central African Republic. Every minute of every day, the climate change crisis draws us closer to the end of an era. Children suffer from hunger because they are deprived of the right to go to school and may only eat there for the day. And amidst conflict, migration and climate change, governments such as Colombia are struggling to ensure the most basic living and educational conditions for children on hard-to-reach borders.

It is an attack on our humanity, a moral insult to the binding promises outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and one that defies all odds to find peace in our time. It is a great setback to the constant efforts of

there is hope By embracing new ways of working and providing humane speed and depth of development, ECW and its strategic partners have reached her seven million children in just five years. 20 million More over the next four years.

Imagine what education means to a child of war.Democratic Republic of the Congo Age 13 Nyota I lost my father and brother in a brutal attack on my village. Her family’s house burned down.

With 3.2 million children out of school, Nyota’s future looked bleak. Is she a child bride, a victim of sexual violence, another tragic statistic in a forgotten crisis?

No, she didn’t give up.innovative program Funded by ECW, Nyota is back in school. “When I finish my studies, I dream of becoming president of my country and ending the war here. you won’t be able to.”

Nyota is not alone. inspirational letter Girls and boys from more than 20 crisis-affected countries around the world highlight the incredible value of education to transform lives and create a better future for the next generation.

On February 16th, world leaders gathered to Education can’t wait for a high-level fundraising conference at Geneva. Hosted by ECW and Switzerland, and co-hosted by Colombia, Germany, Niger, Norway and South Sudan, the conference offers world leaders, companies, foundations and the wealthy an opportunity to deliver on their promise of providing education for all. Offers. The goal is for him to raise US$1.5 billion over the next four years.

As co-organizers of this important event, we are calling on people around the world to invest in the promise of education. This is the best investment we can make to reach the Sustainable Development Goals.

Nyota and millions of people like her have not given up on their dreams. We have promises to keep.

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