A New Beginning for Children

A month on from the launch of the new Global Goals at the UN General Assembly in New York, Theirworld President Sarah Brown writes in the Huffington Post about the new opportunities and longstanding challenges – what lessons we have learned from the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals – for the NGO and business sectors to take stock of.

We must look at what we did right and what we did wrong in order to move forward with energy and purpose and not break promises again. We have to improve learning and equity, for example by focusing on early childhood development, which is vitally important and now part of the official targets. And we know we must invest more in our teachers so that they have the best preparation, support and professional development needed to succeed in the classroom. It is also crucial that we turn the vocal commitments to give girls an education into concrete action.

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