ITA Trustee and Advisor Baela Raza Jamil speaks at the UNGA about mobilizing more domestic resources for financing education

by: Qamar Abbas

September 22, 2016

On 18th September, 2016 BaelaRazaJamil, trustee and advisor ITA and Commissioner at the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity, along with other Commissioners presented findings from the newly developed and published report titled “the Learning Generation – Investing in Education for a Changing World” at the UN General Assembly.

At the meeting she spoke about the urgency of educating all children and recommended mobilizing more domestic resources for 100 % enrollment and literacy. She said that “Countries need to leverage the dividends from projected future growth and increase timely spending on education by strengthening tax mobilization and reallocating revenues to increase education’s share.” She further added that the ambitious SDG 4 can only be achieved if “champions no less than the Presidents, Prime Ministers, Ministers for Finance, Planning, Education and Health together with industry commit and implement a firm business case for Education for the next 15 -50 years to put on track and achieve the ambitious but necessary targets of SDGs 4 for a Learning Generation”.

To read the full report, please clickhere.

The International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity was set up to reinvigorate the case for investing in education and to chart a pathway for increased investment in order to develop the potential of all of the world’s young people. It brings together the best research and policy analysis to identify the most effective and accountable ways of mobilizing and deploying resources to help ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to participate, learn and gain the skills they need for adulthood and work in the 21st century.

The Commission’s work builds upon the vision agreed to by world leaders in 2015 with the UN Sustainable Development Goal for education: To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education by 2030 and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

The members of the Commission include current and former heads of state and government, government ministers, five Nobel laureates, and leaders in the fields of education, business, economics, development, health, and security.

Learn more about the Commission and Commission members, please click here.