The GCE movement was founded in 1999, in the build-up to the World Education Forum in Dakar, to provide a platform to unify and coordinate civil society voices about the global education agenda. Since then, the movement GCE has grown significantly, in particular through the expansion and consolidation of national civil society coalitions.
Significant progress has been made, including 40 million more children in school. However, far more still needs to be done to realise the right to quality education for all. The GCE represents over 100 national and regional education coalitions and international organisations. Our membership comprises many national, regional, and international civil society organisations, teachers’ organisations, parents’ associations, women’s groups, disabled people’s organisations, youth, and student groups, academic or research institutions, and child rights campaigners. Our national coalitions encompass many thousands of civil society organisations and represent millions of individuals worldwide.