Exclusive High-Level Side Event to UN General Assembly
Published 22 September 2020
“THE CHANGING WORLD ORDER & ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR MULTILATERALISM & ITS STAKEHOLDERS”
Many of us are deeply concerned that the Coronavirus pandemic is creating an additional education disaster. Due to Covid-19 and related measures, the world’s poorest children have been locked out of learning, denied internet access, and with the loss of free school meals – once a lifeline for 300 million boys and girls - hunger has grown. And UNESCO estimates that 30 million children may never return to school.
The World Bank now estimates that over the next year overall education spending in low and middle-income countries could be $100-150 billion lower than previously planned. This at a time when the reopening of all schools will require special additional measures that would require additional resources.