Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is attending the Second Replenishment Conference of the Global Partnership for Education in Brussels today. More than 600 education leaders from 70+ countries are attending the event hosted by the EU. It aims to collect significant pledges for education financing in the world's poorest countries.
The Commissioner will join discussions about education in conflict countries and fragile states.
Humanitarian aid makes a great difference in giving the children-victims of conflict a chance for a better future. The European Union is a strong proponent of this priority, notably through the EU Children of Peace initiative which has given 108 000 boys and girls from 12 conflict-affected countries the opportunity to learn and grow in safe environments.
One billion children live in parts of the world that are affected by conflict. More than 28 million of them are out of primary school.