Julia Gillard

Education – a key driver for development

While great progress has been made, it is a sad fact that 15 years after the UN Millennium Development Goals for education were established, 58 million children of primary school age don’t go to school and 40% of them will never enter a classroom. These children and young adults are trying to survive without the most basic skills that are essential for employment, health and understanding their rights. Watch Julia Gillard’s lecture below.

Wednesday 11.02.2015

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Julia Gillard was appointed as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Educationin February 2014. She served as Prime Minister of Australia between 2010 and 2013 and delivered nation-changing policies including reforming Australia’s education at every level from early childhood to university education, improving the provision and sustainability of health care, aged care and dental care, commencing the nation’s first ever national scheme to care for people with disabilities. Before becoming Prime Minister, Ms. Gillard was Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and Social Inclusion.
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