Posted on 09 November 2011.
© Anders Thormann/2011
Anthony Lake speaks at GPE Pledging Conference in Copenhagen.
By Joan Howe
Copenhagen, 9 November 2011 – Leading donors at the first-ever Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Pledging Conference promised an initial US$1.5 billion over the next three years to put millions more children in school.
The multi-partner global partnership met on 7-8 November in Copenhagen, Denmark, where donors also pledged to increase bilateral funding to support education investment and achieve concrete results in access and quality of education. The pooled education fund aims to secure predictable funding to put 25 million more children in school over the next three years. Developing countries pledged to increase domestic funding for education by more than US$2 billion.
Posted on 04 November 2011.
© UNICEF/NYHQ2010-1762/Leonie Marinovitch
A girl attends Koulweogo Primary School in Zorgho Village in rural Ganzourgou Province in Plateau-Central Region. Burkina Faso was among the first 18 countries invited to join the Fast Track Initiative (now Global Partnership for Education) as early as June 2002.
By Rudina Vojvoda
The Global Partnership for Education has helped more than 19 million children go to school for the first time. A campaign to renew support for these efforts will culminate in a pledging event in Copenhagen on 7-8 November. This series of stories seeks to highlight the Partnership’s work in the lead-up to this event.
NEW YORK, 4 November, 2011 – Next week in Copenhagen, Denmark, representatives from governments, United Nations agencies, the private sector and civil society will gather to take part in a conference in support of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).