UN chief calls for making education a top priority in global agendas

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Education is a priority for Ban Ki-moon during his second term as the Secretary-General of the United Nations.

That's what Mr. Ban told world leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland during a session on the global education imperative on Friday.

He said that education empowers people and transforms lives, fosters growth and is the foundation for a more peaceful and sustainable future.

"Education is a priority of my second term. That is why in September last during the General Assembly session I launched, together with Gordon Brown, Global Education First Initiative. Education must be a top priority of the global political and development agendas. As the title of this session says, this is not an option. It is an imperative." (26")

Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is the United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education.

The Secretary-General said the three priorities of Global Education First are to put every child in school, to improve the quality of learning and to foster global citizenship.

Dianne Penn, United Nations.

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