Global Education Steering Committee: How to Make the Case for Safeguarding Investment in Education

Submitted by geraldine on Tue, 06/09/2020 - 14:37
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With all economic forecasts in the red, the global community has to make a powerful case for education to be at the center of global recovery plans to build resilience for the future and prevent inequalities from further widening.

This was the key message of the virtual SDG Education 2030 Steering Committee meeting dedicated to financing that brought together all key constituencies on 4 June 2020.

“Spending on education is not the problem, it is the solution,” affirmed Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education at the opening of the meeting. “If we spend on education we are increasing people’s information and knowledge about health, we are increasing economic opportunity for countries to get back to growth and we are making possible more cohesive society where every individual has a chance to develop their talents.“

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