Monthly Archives: October 2012

Harlem Choir - opening performance

Harlem Choir - opening performance

Education First stage

Education First stage

Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, Deputy SG Jan Eliasson and Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan

Aung San Suu Kyi of Myanmar, Deputy SG Jan Eliasson and Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan

 Lighting Designer: Barrett Hall

In September 2012 the UN Secretary-General officially launched his five-year initiative, Education First, which emphasized the critical need for education to be at the top of the global agenda.  With 61 million children around the world without teachers, textbooks, or schools, the high-level meeting aimed to galvanize governments, business leaders and civil society into making education a top priority.  The event was part of the General Assembly, co-hosted by the SG’s office and UNICEF, and was well-attended with standing room only. The speakers included Heads of State, leaders in education, along with student and teacher advocates from around the globe.

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