Blog: Education

Education commission calls for 8-Fold Increase in GPE Funding

20 September 2016

Guest blog written by Tony Baker, Education for All Manager, RESULTS Educational Fund

Today, as part of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a group of global leaders known as the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity released its much-anticipated report on ending the finance crisis in global education...

Education Beyond SDG 4

9 September 2016

It’s the SDG era now, we’ve been hearing that for a year. We’ve changed the ‘M’ for the ‘S’. Millennium for Sustainable. But this change has to be more than a word. It has to transfer into long-lasting, all-encompassing, and self-perpetuating development. Is that not what sustainability is? And if it is, then that means we have to look at the whole package of change rather than the silos of individual goals or targets.

Sustainability is holistic, and the recently launched...

She Will

15 July 2016

We will, she will: the tagline chosen for the Girls’ Education Forum. It’s positive, empowering and speaks with an effective simplicity that we are often guilty of overlooking. Who will be the person to advance themselves, their society and their country? She Will. But without equity in accessing education then those advancements will stagnate. The message is simple, but the message from the Girls’ Education Forum was loud and clear. We need action.

At the time of writing, more girls...

Education Cannot Wait – a fund for education in emergencies

24 May 2016

At RESULTS UK we know that investing in education promotes prosperity, leads to more stable societies and fosters strong, resilient communities. Yesterday we were pleased to see that the UK took a leading role in launching a new initiative: Education Cannot Wait – a fund for education in emergencies.

Parliamentary Advocacy Officer for Education, Ben Sadek, explains what the fund is, why it is needed, and what more needs to happen to ensure that every young person trapped in a...

Without education, who will bring peace?

12 February 2016

‘Without education, who will bring peace?’ This pertinent question posed by Mezon al-Melihan, a 17-year-old Syrian refugee, at last week’s Syria Donor Conference offers the clearest summary for the importance of education spending.

The Conference brought together world leaders to raise the money needed to help the millions of people affected by the conflict in Syria. Co-hosted by the UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the UN, donors...

RESULTS UK leads parliamentary delegation to Kenya

2 October 2015

Last week RESULTS UK led a delegation of UK parliamentarians from the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) Global Education for All to look at education and disability in Kenya. Mark Williams MP (Chair of the APPG), Lord Colin Low (Vice-Chair of APPG), Chris Heaton-Harris MP (Vice-Chair of the APPG) and newly elected MP Mike Wood made up the very interested and engaged group. They spent time in the capital Nairobi and in Kisumu, which is next to Lake Victoria in the west of the country....

Landmark UN resolution urges States to monitor and regulate private education providers

3 July 2015

Yesterday. eight international civil society organisations welcomed a landmark resolution of the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC) urging States to regulate and monitor private education providers and recognising the potential “wide-ranging impact of the commercialization of education on the enjoyment of the right to education...

Working in partnership to beat undernutrition

30 June 2015

June has been an exciting month for nutrition! It has shown what can be achieved when partners come together to tackle a difficult but ultimately solvable problem like ending undernutrition. RESULTS UK and Global Health Advocates are part of the ACTION Global Health Advocacy Partnership . We work together to influence policy and mobilise resources to end undernutrition and...

Ahead of the World Education Forum, RESULTS Korea Calls for Leadership in Education

19 May 2015

Dan Jones, Head of Campaigns. Today, a major summit focused on deciding the Post-2015 Education For All agenda - the World Education Forum - begins in Incheon, South Korea. To mark the occasion with some great advocacy, RESULTS Korea has harnessed Children's Day — observed on May 5 in Korea — to publish its first-ever Korean language opinion piece, calling on its government to meet the international standard of committing 10 percent of development assistance to basic education...

Right to Education Index Consultation Now Open!

20 April 2015

By William C. Smith, RTEI Senior Associate. This blog post originally appeared on the RESULTS U.S. website here . [caption id="attachment_15699" align="aligncenter" width="650"] GPE/Natasha Graham/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0[/caption] Sixty million children remain...

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