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Global High Level Panel on Education to Meet in July

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) has facilitated the establishment of a high level panel on education which is to have its first meeting at a date to be announced later.

Brown: Panel Convener (Picture: GCE) The panel was initiated by GCE to bring education to the fore of the global political agenda. Its members will work independently and together to lobby world leaders and international forums on the current state of emergency under which global education is suffering.

According to GCE website Gordon Brown, former UK Prime Minister, and Graça Machel, international advocate for children’s rights, have announced the Global Campaign for Education’s high-level panel on education at an event held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg. Gordon Brown and Graça Machel are the panel’s co-convenors and will work with a group of influential, international figures to boost efforts to achieve Education for All.

The members of the panel to date are:

Panel Convenors

  • The Right Honourable Gordon Brown MP
  • Graça Machel, International Advocate for Women’s and Children’s Rights

Panel Members

  • Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan
  • Kofi Annan, Seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Dr. Jan-Peter Balkenende, former Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Professor, Erasmus University and Partner, Ernst and Young
  • Kevin Cahill, Chief Executive Comic Relief
  • Angélique Kidjo, Recording Artist and Advocate
  • The Right Honourable Paul Martin, former Prime Minister of Canada
  • Jens Stoltenberg Prime Minister of Norway
  • Belinda Stronach, Business and Public Leader
  • Kevin Wall, Founder of Live Earth, Founder and CEO of Control Room

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