World leaders to Oslo for Summit on Education for Development

Published under: Solberg's Government

Publisher The Office of the Prime Minister

Leaders from all over the world will meet in Oslo on 6–7 July to gather support for a joint effort to promote education in countries affected by conflict, crisis and poverty. The Summit aims at mobilizing strong and renewed political commitment to reach the 58 million children who are still being denied their right to education, and to improve learning outcomes for those who attend school.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende will open the Oslo Summit on Education for Development, together with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai. Crown Prince Haakon will attend the opening of the Summit. Heads of state and government, ministers, the leaders of a number of UN organisations and representatives of civil society, international organisations and the private sector will be gathered together to make a concerted effort to promote global education.

- I look forward to the discussions on how to mobilize for a strong and renewed political commitment to reach the 58 million children who are still being denied their rights to education, said Prime Minister Erna Solberg.