Secretary-General highlights 'Education First' during visit to Timor-Leste

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Bokova, Ban and Brown promote ‘Education First’ goals in Timor-Leste

Education is at the heart of development, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who on Thursday concluded a two-day mission to Timor-Leste.

Mr. Ban unveiled a new global initiative which aims to improve the quality of education and to put all children in school.

He was joined by Irina Bokova, Director-General of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and former United Kingdom Prime Minister Gordon Brown, his Special Envoy for Global Education.

Dianne Penn reports
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