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By Pi James


NEW YORK, USA, 21 September 2010 – With 69 million children still not enrolled in school, and only five years remaining until the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDG) deadline, the State of Qatar, Save the Children, UNESCO and UNICEF are co-hosting a high-level round table luncheon on 22 September in New York. The topic is ‘The Central Role of Education in the Millennium Development Goals’ and the importance of placing education, particularly for the most marginalized, higher on the global agenda.

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Attending the event is President of the Global Campaign for Education Mr. Kailash Satyarthi, who earlier joined Dr. David Gartner – speaking in his capacity as a non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution – for a special podcast discussion moderated by Amy Costello, on the steps needed to ensure that Education for All is achieved by 2015.

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