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UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova
"We need to reverse the underfunding of education to not lose these generations."
UNESCO is supporting this year's Global Action Week for Education and asks governments to #FundtheFuture for children, young people and adults worldwide to ensure no-one is left behind.
Power of Tax: #taxpaysfor Girls’ Education
Globally each year, developing countries are losing an estimated US$138 billion in tax breaks and US$200 billion through companies avoiding their taxes altogether. This money would be more than enough to pay for quality education for all. Watch this short animation to find out more.
UNESCO Institute for Statistics
The new education agenda states that governments should invest at least 4-6% of GDP and 15-20% of their budgets in education. Yet without an additional $39 billion in education funding per year, poor countries are faced with what could be insurmountable odds against reaching the 2030 goal. The UNESCO Institute for Statistics has produced a set of interactive maps to highlight where the world stands today against the backdrop of the ambitious new agena. Explore the data.