Education is a powerful driver of development and one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. When children go to school and learn, they create opportunities, transforming and empowering their lives and their communities.
Although there has been great progress in the last decade, many low-income countries are still off track to meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for education. In developing countries, there is also significant evidence showing that many children and youth leave school without having learned the basic skills needed for life and work.
Learning For All Ministerial Roundtable
Thursday April 18 · 4:30pm EDT // 8:30pm GMTWatch Live
Hosted by the World Bank President, the UN Secretary-General, and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, the ministerial roundtable is a moderated discussion of eight partner countries’ education challenges and key solutions. These eight countries are home to nearly three-fifths of the world's out-of-school children and face significant barriers to achieving the Millenium Development Goals for Education.
In addition to the ministers of the eight countries (Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, India, Nigeria,Yemen, South Sudan), participants will include heads of UN organizations and donor agencies, and invited representatives of civil society organizations and the private sector.
Call to Action - "Girl Rising" Event
Thursday April 18 Watch Advocacy Event Live
The Call to Action—Girl Rising event will feature special guests and notable supporters of girls’ education and gender equality, and will be followed immediately by the Washington DC premiere screening of the Girl Rising documentary and post-film reception.