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Civil society calls for G7 leaders to commit to fund education

UN Photo002In the lead up to the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Financing Conference on the 2nd of February 2018, 43 civil society organisations, including GCE and many of its members and allies, have written an open letter to the leadership of the G7 countries to urge them to increase their commitment to fund education.

As some of the wealthiest economies in the world, the G7 has a unique opportunity to demonstrate its continued commitment to financing education around the world at the Replenishment conference, and GCE hopes it will set a powerful example by pledging funds ambitiously and credibly.

Indeed, with prior contributions from G7 countries and other key donors, GPE has committed more than US$4.7 billion since 2002, but there is still a long way to go. Trends in global financing of education show a decline over the past ten years, a worrying statistic given the fact that 264 million children and youth to this day remain out of school around the world.

You can read the full letter to the G7 leadership here.UN Photo002