Young Voices to speak at major conference to ensure sustainable financing for education

19 June 2014

Young Voices campaigners Leroy from Guyana, Argie from the Philippines and Nicole from Kenya will be in Brussels next week for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Replenishment Conference.

GPE is the only global multilateral body dedicated to bringing donors and developing country partners together and leading coordinated action to develop better nationally-owned education systems. All GPE partners will come together in Brussels on June 25-26, for the GPE Replenishment and Pledging Conference, hosted by the European Union. The event is a global call for donor partners to pledge $3.5 billion to the GPE fund to support the annual school cost of 29 million children in 66 partner developing countries.

Young Voices campaigner Leroy Phillips will speak on the opening panel, alongside a high profile list of speakers that includes Andris Piebalgs, European Commissioner for Development; Prime Minister Augustin Ponyo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo; Irina Bokova, the Director General of UNESCO; and Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Education. Leroy, Nicole and Argie will also be moderating a session on inclusive education.

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