UNAIDS Executive Director rings the New York Stock Exchange Opening Bell with former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in support of Education
25 September 2012
Joining the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Global Education Gordon Brown, Sarah Brown and school students from New York, UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé visited the New York Stock Exchange to ring the Opening Bell to highlight the need for access to education.
The event helped bring attention to the upcoming launch of Education First, a new initiative of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations General Assembly this week. The effort will expand and improve schooling around the world and keep education as a top development priority.
Emphasizing the role the business community will play, Mr Sidibé said that the investment private sector makes will return an investment in a more informed and qualified workforce that contributes to economic growth.
Education First will be launched 26 September 2012.