Financing the Future: Education 2030

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 20 September 2017 -
10:45am to 1:00pm
United States of America, New York
Type of Event: 
Meeting by Member States or Institutions

264 million children and adolescents are not in school. In the world's poorest countries this affects many more girls.

“Financing the Future: Education 2030” at the United Nations on 20 September is a side event of the 72nd General Assembly. The event is co-hosted by Norway, France, Malawi and Senegal. With UNESCO, Education Commission, Global Partnership for Education, Malala Fund, ONE Campaign and UNICEF.

The event aims to secure political commitment to investing in all levels of education, for the full cycle of quality early-childhood, primary and secondary education. It will also showcase success stories of country-led initiatives. and increased domestic resource mobilization and efficient development cooperation for education.

Speakers at the event include:
· António Guteress, UN Secretary-General
· Amina Mohammed, UN Deputy Secretary-General
· Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
· Emmanuel Macron, President of France
· Peter Mutharika, President of Malawi
· Macky Sall, President of Senegal
· Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway and SDG Advocate
· Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, former UK Prime Minister, Education Commission Chair
· Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth
· Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of Malala Fund and Nobel Peace Prize laureate and UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on girls’ education
· Muzoon Almellehan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
· Priyanka Chopra, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
· Julia Gillard, Chair, Global Partnership for Education and former Prime Minister of Australia
· Jakaya Kikwete, Former President of Tanzania and Education Commissioner
· Heads of State or Government, business leaders, foundations and civil society