Press releases and announcements
Switzerland, a GPE donor partner since 2009, has announced an increase of its contribution to the Global Partnership for Education of US$41.5 million for the period 2017-2020.
Julia Gillard welcomes the inclusion of education in the G20 communique, including a reference to the Global Partnership for Education.
Despite the immense progress that has been made since 2000 in providing children access to school, 264 million children remain out-of-school across the world. 78 million of these children at the primary and lower-secondary level live in GPE partner countries, and nearly 57 million out-of-school children are in Sub-Saharan Africa
The government of Australia under the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has launched the MIKTA education in emergencies challenge in an effort to identify innovative approaches to tackle the challenges of education in emergency situations.
During its meeting in Ottawa, from June 6 to 7, 2017, the GPE Board of Directors made important progress in operationalizing an ambitious financing and funding framework for global education, approved at a special meeting in March 2017.