Date: Wed November 14, 2012
Schedule: 09.00 - 10.30 (UTC+3h)
Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser launched a new global initiative to bring high-quality education to the hardest to reach - the 61 million primary-school-age children who are currently denied a basic education, 28 million of whom are in conflict zones worldwide.
The launch featured high-level ambassadors, advocates, partners and supporters from the worlds of government, education and development, as well as people who work with these children on the ground.
The initiative takes an innovative and multi-faceted approach that is consistent with WISE. It is already engaged in more than 20 projects in Africa, the Middle East and Asia where it is spearheading creative methods of delivering high-quality education in challenging contexts, including schooling for refugee and internally displaced children, encouraging learning for girls in societies where their education is not valued, promoting new solutions for children in nomadic or pastoralist communities whose itinerant lives can make school attendance difficult, and helping children in disaster-prone areas.