Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister and Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, is United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education.

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A Generation Held Hostage?

More than five months after Boko Haram abducted 276 Nigerian schoolgirls, 219 remain missing. The plight of courageous girls worldwide fighting for an education highlights one of the unfinished… read more

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Educating Everyone

The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals of ensuring by December 2015 that every school-age child is actually in school. With children in… read more

Nigerian Girls Boko Haram
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Girl Power

It has been eight weeks since the Islamist extremist group Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girls from their school dormitories in Chibok, in northern Nigeria’s Borno State. The Chibok girls –… read more

Newsart for Saving Nigeria’s Stolen Future
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Saving Nigeria’s Stolen Future

The fate of almost 280 Nigerian girls abducted a month ago by the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram from their school in northeastern Borno State hangs in the balance. But, while their families… read more

Newsart for The War on Education
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The War on Education

The kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls in northern Nigeria is beyond outrageous. Sadly, it is just the latest battle in a savage – and global – war being waged against the fundamental right of… read more

Newsart for Education Without Borders
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Education Without Borders

A century and a half ago, the Red Cross established the norm that health care could – and should – be provided even in conflict zones. Now Lebanon is the site of a pilot program to advance the idea… read more

Newsart for Putting Education First
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Putting Education First

For far too long, the cause of universal education has taken a back seat to other great international movements for change. Now, for two new reasons, education has returned to its rightful place atop … read more

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