Advocacy for Global Education as MDG Summit Nears
By Jonathan Pearson on Thursday, September 16th, 2010
As world leaders prepare to convene in New York to assess progress in meeting the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals, NPCA added its name to a letter initiated by the Global Campaign for Education – US, calling on President Obama to make sure universal basic education is a key component of our national strategy to achieve the MDG’s, and to support the establishment of a Global Fund for Education. Follow this link to read this letter.
Meanwhile, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) today introduced the Senate version of the Education for All Act, legislation that is designed “to help achieve universal quality basic education, improve the lives of women and girls, and help strengthen the global economy, creating jobs here and abroad.” Follow this link to read more from Senator Gillibrand’s press release. If you are a New York constituent, contact Senator Gillibrand and thank her for her leadership in introducing the Education for All Act in the Senate.
Meeting education goals is one of the focal points of events around the country being organized by the Millennium Campaign in which citizens will be turning out and standing up for action to combat global poverty. Follow this link for details and contacts for events planned in Chicago, Kansas City, Miami, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco and Washington DC.
St. Vincent and Grenadines RPCV Leanne Rios of the United Nations Development Program is organizing Sunday’s event in New York. ”As PCVs, perhaps we didn’t know it at the time, but we were working toward the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals…Now as RPCVs we have the opportunity to ensure that the United States continues to work diligently toward achieving these eight goals that are so important to communities and to global development.”