The area’s MP, Gordon Brown, has been in New York to help launch the Secretary General’s ‘Education First’ initiative and to take forward the drive in his role as Special Envoy for Global Education.
The envoy position for the Bay’s Labour MP, and former Prime Minister, was announced some months ago and is aimed at ensuring that each of the world’s 61 million children currently out of school get the education that they deserve.
Mr Brown said: “Although many challenges lie ahead, it is my belief that if we rally together governments, NGOs, businesses and the general public, we can put education where it deserves to be – at the top of the agenda.
Visit the following link to watch a video message from Mr Brown on the plight of the world’s children:
“We’re already starting to receive a groundswell of support as governments wake up to the need for quality education, and as business starts to realise the role it can play. I’ll be meeting with a range of key players to plan our next steps, and urge them to ensure the supply of the extra four million classrooms and two million teachers that we need.”