• Financing the Future: Education 2030, United Nations

Financing the Future: Education 2030, United Nations, New York, 20 September 2017 

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; heads of state of France, Norway, Malawi and Senegal; and other global education leaders including Malala Yousafzai and UN Special Envoy Gordon Brown met in the margins of the UN General Assembly to commit to tackling the global ‘education crisis’ holding back millions of children and threatening progress.
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Global Teacher Awards Prize

Canadian Teacher of Inuit Children Wins Global Teacher Prize 2017

The teaching profession has long been undervalued.  And yet education is consistently at the top of the priority list in developing countries, once basic needs have been met. Parents recognise that education is an investment in their child’s future and theirs too. 
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Early years matter

2016 – Year in Review

As we come to the end of a tumultuous 2016 there can’t be many people who fail to recognise the historic nature of democratic decisions taken this year. From Brexit to Trump’s election, the rise of populism will continue to be felt for the foreseeable future. For those of us fighting inequality and injustice and who have asked the question over the years ‘just how much inequality can a society take before people figh
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Getting to 2030, together

Multi-stakeholder partnerships commit to working together to support all people to achieve their full potential.
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World Humanitarian Summit 2016

World Humanitarian Summit: Education is the headline

“Children in conflict zones deserve to be educated. They should not have to suffer without hope for the future” HE President Ibrahim Keïta, Mali The first United Nations World Humanitarian Summit took place in Istanbul, 23-24 May 2016 with an ambitious agenda to overhaul an overstretched global relief system.   Though opinion is mixed about whether the hoped-for ‘Grand Bargain’ between governments and aid agenc
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Sarah Beeching at Women Deliver

Women Deliver: Education and Women’s Health

“I obviously knew that education was important, but being here and listening to the sessions, I now realise how essential it is and I’m blown away” Midwife from South Africa. The fifth triennial Women Deliver conference in Copenhagen, Denmark (16-19 May) marked a shift from a women’s health dominated agenda, to a focus on how gender equality can be achieved, and the Sustainable Development Goals delivered.   Throwing
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Financing Health and Education: Girls Driving Development

This week, world leaders have gathered in New York for the 70th annual meeting of the United Nations. The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will see the adoption of the Post-2015 development agenda and the official launch of the Global Goals. Sarah Beeching organised a side event at the UNGA together with The Global Partnership for Education, UNICEF, UNAIDS and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis. The ev
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Report suggests children with disabilities are being left out of education

In 2015, the Government of South Africa declared it had achieved the United Nations Millennium Development Goal on education, by reaching universal enrolment in primary education, claiming that all girls and boys were in school and had completed a full course of primary education. A new report by Human Rights Watch has cast serious doubt on that claim. The report estimates that half a million disabled children are cu
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Celebrating National Playday: Why is play important?

Today is Playday, a celebration of play across the UK that takes place yearly on the first Wednesday of August. The event aims to remind us just how vital play is in a child’s development. It is a celebration of a child’s right to play and an opportunity for children and young people get out and play at locally organised events. The event is coordinated by Play England, Play Wales, Play Scotland and PlayBoard Norther
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Financing health and education: Giving girls and young women a fair chance.

Women across the world are disproportionally affected by poverty and many are deprived access to an education. Sarah Beeching working for the Global Partnership for Education organised an event with the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria at the recent Financing for Sustainable Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The panel was made up of Ethiopian Minister of Health, Kesetebirhan Admasu; Eric Poste
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