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Joint Oped by ECW, Switzerland and HLFC2023 Co-conveners: Delivering On Our Promise of Universal Education

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ECW's High-Level Financing Conference - 16-17 February 2023 - Geneva, Switzerland

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#222MillionDreams✨📚 Campaign

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ECW Receives Prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice 2022

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Transforming the Landscape of Global Education

Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. We support and protect holistic learning outcomes – so no one is left behind.

ECW works through the multilateral system to both increase the speed of responses in crises and connect immediate relief and longer-term interventions through multi-year programming. ECW works in close partnership with governments, public and private donors, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and other humanitarian and development aid actors to increase efficiencies and end siloed responses.


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ECW's High-Level
Financing Conference

Co-hosted by ECW and Switzerland, and co-convened with
Colombia, Germany, Niger, Norway and South Sudan.

February 16-17, 2023.
Geneva Switzerland 

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Join the Protect Education in Emergencies Now! Campaign

Only🔟Days until #ECW's #HLFC2023! #ECW urges donors to commit substantive funding for 222M crisis-affected children who urgently need education support! Each one has a dream: #222MillionDreams✨📚...

Education helps to shape children's minds and hearts, changing social norms and attitudes. Gender-responsive frameworks must ensure girls are empowered to think independently, to speak out, and to be strong and free.

ECW Director, Yasmine Sherif