The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end the global education crisis. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.
Our membership is comprised of a huge variety of national, regional and international civil society organisations, teachers’ unions and child rights campaigners. Together, we hold governments to account for their promises repeatedly made to provide Education for All.
Nationally, there are over 80 education coalitions which have their own memberships comprised of teachers’ unions, NGOs and other civil society organisations committed to education.
These national coalitions work to effect positive change in their education systems, monitor commitments made by their governments and represent their countries on the international political stage.
GCE was established in 1999 and delivered a united civil society voice during the World Education Forum in Dakar in 2000, influencing the six Education for All goals. Since then GCE has continued to grow and some important progress has been made, including 40 million more children in school. However, far more still needs to be done to realise the right to quality education for all. Close to a billion people right now are being denied the education that would change their lives.
GCE campaigns throughout the year, mobilising pressure from all sectors and holding governments and international institutions to account.
Who are we targeting during this year's campaign?
We are supporting members of our network to target decision-makers on national, regional and international levels.
In particular, we are focusing on the World Bank as the biggest funder of basic education.