Youth joined by SGD4 leaders to warn on cost of not financing education

Submitted by Loyola on Mon, 01/23/2023 - 15:49
Kenisha Arora and Csaba Kőrösi


(photo: Kenisha Arora, SDG4 High-Level Steering Committee Youth Representative, handing over the open letter to Csaba Kőrösi, President of the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly - New York - 24 Jan 2023)

As part of their ambition to create a global movement for education, today, SDG4 youth leaders and global influencers are launching an Open Letter to call on governments and the international community to stand by their commitments and to prioritize investment in transforming education systems worldwide.

Read the Open Letter

Please find the list of high-profile Signatories to the Letter:

• Ahmad Alhendawi, Secretary General of World Organization of the Scout Movement and Former UN Youth Envoy

• Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Education Commission Chair, and former Prime Minister of the UK

• Leonardo Garnier, Special Adviser to the United Nations' ‘Transforming Education Summit’

• Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO, and Co-Chair of the SDG4 High-Level Steering Committee Sherpa Group

• Robert Jenkins, Global Director, Education and Adolescent Development, UNICEF, and SDG4 High-Level Steering Committee member

• H.E. President Jakaya Kikwete, Global Partnership for Education Board Chair

• Jørgen Vig Knudstrup, Deputy Chairman of the Board, LEGO Foundation

• Chido Cleopatra Mpemba, African Union Youth Envoy

• Yasmine Sherif, Director, Education Cannot Wait

• Simon Sommers, Co-CEO of the Jacobs Foundation, and SDG4 High-Level Steering Committee member

• Jutta Urpilainen, European Union Commissioner for International Partnerships, and SDG4 High-Level Steering Committee member

• Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth

• Kenisha Arora and Doris Mwikali, SDG4 Youth Network leaders, and SDG4 High-Level Steering Committee members