Getting every child in the world into school and learning is a huge challenge - especially with ongoing conflicts, refugee crises and natural disasters. Here are some of 2017's most memorable quotes about the struggle to give every child an education and protect them from harm.
This is not just about teaching reading and writing but giving young refugees a safe space to express themselves.
Learning should never be a dull task to complete but the greatest adventure to enjoy.
Working together, we can make the world a great deal better for boys and girls currently deprived of a chance of a decent education - which is the cornerstone of everything else in life.
It’s unacceptable that more than half of the world’s 1.6 billion young people will never have been to school by the year 2030 if we continue as we are. I’m telling the world about an opportunity to change that - and the future of the world’s children.
This is a victory over all the challenges that we face. We refuse to be any less than any other people in the world. It's a message to all students - don't you ever give up. Don't you ever break.
Together, we can build a learning generation by 2030. We must invest in young people around the world. Education is the best investment available. Knowledge is key to the wellbeing of people and the planet.
My wish is that, one day, formal education will pay attention to the education of the heart, teaching love, compassion, justice, forgiveness, mindfulness, tolerance and peace.
Let us commit to quality education for all of the world’s children. Financing education is the best investment we can make for a better world.
I will make education my priority.
Education gave me the strength to carry on. I wouldn’t be here without it.
Dr Osotimehin was bold and never afraid of a challenge and his strong leadership helped keep the health and rights of the world’s women and girls high on the global agenda. He understood that the world’s 1.8 billion young people are truly its greatest hope for the future.
As children, you should be in school holding pens, not guns.
The best response to violence is education so what can be better that building a school.
When I grow up I want to become a teacher and go back to Aleppo and teach the children of Aleppo.
Education is the best way to defeat Boko Haram for good.