World Leaders Announce Over US$826 Million in Pledges to Education Cannot Wait at High-Level Financing Conference

Education Cannot Wait
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World leaders announced over US$826 million to Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the global challenge to support the education of 222 million girls and boys living in crises. These ground-breaking announcements were made at the ECW High-Level Financing Conference on 16-17 February in Geneva, Switzerland – a vital step in delivering on the global promise of providing education for all by 2030 as outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals. 

In all, 17 donors announced pledges to Education Cannot Wait, including five contributions from new donors – a historic milestone for education in emergencies and protracted crises and Education Cannot Wait. Just over one month into the multilateral Fund’s new 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, these landmark commitments already amount to more than half of the US$1.5 billion required to deliver on the Fund’s four-year Strategic Plan and reach. 20 million children and adolescents....