Kapuscinski Development Lecture with former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

YPFP Brussels has been offered a select number of guaranteed places to attend the annual Kapuscinski Development Lecture. The lecture will be delivered by former Australian Prime Minister and current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership for Education. 

It has been 24 years since the global goal of ‘education for all’ was launched. Carried forward into the Millennium Development Goals as a commitment to universal access to primary school, this United Nations aim will expire in 2015. As governments negotiate a new set of post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations, what have we learned? What must we do differently to ensure that, after all this time, we will get the results that the world so urgently needs?

This lecture by Julia Gillard will look at the most common reasons why children miss out on a basic education and what the global community must do to ensure that the right of every child to a quality education is upheld. Ms. Gillard will speak about the challenges of global education financing, the role of developing country governments and our responsibility as global citizens. She will also outline why education is critical for development and helps lay the foundations for social well-being, economic growth and security, gender equality and peace.

The Kapuscinski Development Lectures are contributing to the European Year for Development 2015. 

The lecture will be introduced by Mr. Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General, European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development and Prof. Dr. Paul De Knop, Rector of VUB university. Closing remarks will be 
presented by Ms. Tove Wang, CEO of Save the Children Norway.

NB: Please note this event will take place from 4pm to 6pm. Registration is mandatory – if you register and are then unable to attend, please inform brussels@ypfp.org. You can also livestream the event on kapuscinskilectures.eu and follow the hashtag #KAPTalks and #vub.

Register: http://goo.gl/ctXfwb

We have 20 seats reserved for YPFP Members only. Not a member? Find out how to join here!

February 11, 2015 at 4pm - 6pm
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Campus Etterbeek, Auditorium Q-C
Boulevard de la Plaine 2
Brussels 1050
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