The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity

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The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity is a major new global initiative engaging world leaders, policy makers and researchers to develop a renewed and compelling case and financing pathway for achieving equal educational opportunity for children and young people. 

The Commission is co-convened by Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway, President Michelle Bachelet of Chile, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, President Peter Mutharika of Malawi and the Director-General of UNESCO Irina Bokova. The UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Gordon Brown, serves as the Chair of the Commission. The Commission comprises of approximately 25 high-level individuals representing diverse geographical and disciplinary backgrounds. The work of the Commission will take place over an initial 12-months period with the Commission’s report to be presented to the co-conveners and the UN Secretary-General at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2016.


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