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By Gordon Brown - May 15,2018
LONDON — On the surface, mass illiteracy seems like an evil that should be easy to eradicate. Achieving that goal requires neither a technological breakthrough nor a scientific discovery. With funding for good teachers and schools, we can provide an education for all children.
By Gordon Brown - Apr 09,2018
LONDON — The recent March for Our Lives in the United States inspired millions not just across America, but also around the world.
By Gordon Brown - Mar 10,2018
LONDON — No international institution has done as much for children’s schooling on the ground for as long as the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
By Gordon Brown - Mar 06,2018
LONDON — They lie about 241 kilometres apart in the vast brushlands of northern Nigeria, but the towns of Chibok and Dapchi have a tragic bond: both have been targets of large-scale kidnappings of schoolgirls by the extremist group Boko Haram.
By Gordon Brown - Sep 18,2017
From Syria to Myanmar, children caught in the crossfire of conflict are victims of a double betrayal.Forced out of their homes in the biggest refugee crisis since World War II, they have now become the innocent victims of a broken promise that they would, even as refugees, be abl
By Gordon Brown - May 21,2017
In a confrontational world where protectionism is on the rise, multilateralism has become an easy target for criticism.But those who doubt its value must have short memories.
By Gordon Brown - Feb 02,2017
In Aleppo, the devastated Syrian city and former rebel stronghold that has now been retaken by Syrian government forces, there was a glimmer of hope even as the bombs were falling.Amid the ruins, learning endured, as 15 young Syrians prepared for their university exams.They could
By Gordon Brown - Oct 30,2016
Supporting the millions of newly displaced people of the Middle East demands resources far beyond the capacity of the United Nations, and is a continuous humanitarian-aid challenge for companies, foundations and public sector donors.While UN peacekeepers are financed by a system
By Gordon Brown - Oct 17,2016
An estimated quarter of a million young people in Syria are missing out on college as a result of the civil war there. Now, thanks to the Institute of International Education, charities, philanthropists and foundations have united to help refugee students find higher-educati
By Gordon Brown - Sep 22,2016
In his 1952 novel “Invisible Man”, Ralph Ellison famously portrayed American blacks as silent, long-suffering and entirely unnoticed by the majority white population.In 2016, there is a new — and global — invisible class: the 260 million boys and girls who are currently denied ac

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