Gordon Brown appointed as UN Special Envoy for Global Education
London, July 14 (ANI): Former British prime minister Gordon Brown has been named as the new United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education.
Brown, appointed to the unpaid role by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, will launch a universal education programme in an effort to raise funding for two million new teachers.
He will help "galvanise support" for the UN's global education scheme, which aims to give every child access to quality teaching.
According to the Telegraph, Brown will lead a campaign to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for every child to be at school by the end of 2015.
Brown said he hoped to emulate the successes of Kofi Annan, the former UN Secretary General and former US President Bill Clinton, as special UN envoys for Syria and Haiti respectively.
"It is a great privilege to be invited by the UN Secretary-General Bank Ki-moon to serve as his Special Envoy for Global Education," he said in a statement.
"Enrolling an additional 61 million children and ensuring a quality education for all by the end of 2015 will not be easy - but it is a goal which, working together, we can achieve," he added. (ANI)
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