Lang Lang

Event calls for more leadership and better coordination of funds to achieve global education goals

NEW YORK, United States of America, 27 September 2013 – An event to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI) brought together governments, youth, activists, education leaders and artists at United Nations headquarters on 25 September. The event was convened by the GEFI Secretariat and UNESCO and moderated by United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown.
While progress has been made to achieve global education goals, 57 million children remain out of primary school, and 250 million children either do not reach Grade 4 or, if they do, fail to attain minimum learning standards.