New York, 19 September 2013: Media advisory: Education cannot wait: High-level meeting to call for global action to plan for, prioritize and protect education in crisis-affected countries
More than 50 percent of the world’s 57 million primary school age children out of school live in countries scarred by war and conflict
Who: Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director
What: A high-level meeting to call for global action to get more than 28 million children affected by conflict and disaster back in school and learning.
When: The meeting will be held at 1:30-3pm EDT on Monday, September 23, 2013
Where: Labouisse Hall, UNICEF House, 44th St. between 1st and 2nd Ave, New York
Attention broadcasters: Footage is available at http://weshare.unicef.org/mediaresources
Social Media: Live tweeting will take place throughout the event #Educationcannotwait #educationfirst
Please note: There are a limited number of seats for media. Please ensure you have a photo ID and leave time for security clearance.
For interviews and to RSVP for the event please contact:
Shimali Senanayake, UNICEF, New York, Tel: + 1 917 265 4516, firstname.lastname@example.org
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