Sub-Saharan Africa receives smaller share of aid to education in seven years

A new policy paper by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report shows that aid to education grew by US$1.5 billion, or 13%, to a record US$13.4 billion between 2015 and 2016, its highest level since records began. Yet sub-Saharan Africa has received a smaller and smaller share of the pot for seven years in a row, receiving half the share it used to receive in 2002.

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Germany joins Safe Schools Declaration

Ambassador Ulrich Seidenberger of Germany announced his government’s endorsement of the Safe Schools Declaration on May 22, at a reception in Geneva hosted by Ambassador Brattskar of Norway and Ambassador Foradori of Argentina, to mark three years since their governments launched the political commitment to protect education in armed conflict, said the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack. 

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