Luxembourg has committed to an additional €300,000 in support of the Global Partnership for Education in Developing Countries.
On 1 and 2 February 2018, the Global Partnership for Education's funding conference was held in Dakar to encourage states to make "an investment for the future". The objective of the conference, co-chaired by the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall, and his counterpart Emmanuel Macron, was the mobilisation of funds for the period 2018-2020 to invest more in the education of children in 89 developing countries, accounting for 78% of out-of-school children worldwide.
With education, including training and professional integration, being one of the three priority sectors of the Luxembourg Cooperation, Luxembourg announced at the conference an additional contribution of €300,000 for the year 2018 in support of the programme of the Global Partnership for Education in Developing Countries. This commitment is in addition to the existing efforts of the Luxembourg Cooperation in the field of education, which represents some 19% of official development assistance.
In 2016, the Luxembourg Cooperation dedicated more than €47 million to this sector, which constitutes the essential basis for promoting sustainable development, particularly in West Africa- the main “focus” region of the Luxembourg Cooperation- but also in Laos, Nicaragua or Kosovo. In addition, Luxembourg is committed to supporting education in conflict situations. Thus, the Grand Duchy supports the "No Lost Generation" initiative of Unicef in Syria with substantial financial resources.