#UpForSchool Youth Rally

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September 18, 2014

NYU Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South Monday 22 September, 4.30 – 6.00 pm.  Followed by a public gathering in Washington Square Park at 6:00pm.

Rally with youth leaders from over 100 countries as they launch a global call to action – the #UpForSchool petition – to demonstrate unprecedented support for education.

Young people will lead the Rally and be joined by world leaders including: UN Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown; international advocate for women’s and children’s rights, former freedom fighter and first Education Minister of Mozambique Graça Machel; #BringBackOurGirls leader Hadiza Bela Usman; Avaaz founder Ricken Patel; Rovio & Angry Bird’s Peter Vesterbacka; UN Youth Envoy Ahmad Alhendawi; A World at School co-founder Sarah Brown, and CNN’s Isha Sesay.

Young leaders will launch the #UpForSchool petition to connect the global call for urgent action on behalf of 58 million children currently excluded from school because they are child labourers, brides, discriminated against, exploited or living in war-torn regions where their schools are under attack.

The event will also honour inspirational youth leaders on the front lines supporting education in their communities by announcing the recipients of the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education’s Youth Courage Awards.