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High-level UNICEF participation at the Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Conference

What:
Global Partnership for Education Replenishment Conference.

Who:
Global leaders and innovators from the United Nations, academia, the development community and the private sector including:

  • Anthony Lake, UNICEF Executive Director
  • Geeta Rao Singh,  UNICEF Deputy Executive Director
  • Carol Bellamy, chair of the Global Partnership for Education and former executive director of UNICEF
  • More than 30 Ministers from developing and donor countries, key civil society organisations and private sector foundations.

When:
7-8 November 2011.

Where:
Kulturkajen Docken, Copenhagen, Denmark

Why:
Education is one of the best investments donor countries can make in the fight to end poverty and promote democracy and peace. The Global Partnership for Education will call for $2.5 billion dollars over three years to put 25 million more children in school. The pledging conference  aims at re-energizing support for basic education for children worldwide and to highlight the critical impact of education on health, economic development, gender equality and peace in poor countries.

Please visit the conference website: www.globalpartnership.org

To listen to a podcast on challenges in financing the education sector: http://www.unicef.org/education/index_60409.html

For further information, please contact:
Shimali Senanayake, UNICEF New York,
Tel + 917 236 4516,
ssenanayake@unicef.org

Kate Donovan, UNICEF New York,
Tel + 1-212-326-7452,
kdonovan@unicef.org


 

 

 

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