Gordon Brown

Development Policy 10-09-2015

Cut overseas aid and you force even more people into the boats

By funding schools for Syrian children in Lebanon we discourage families from deadly sea crossings, writes Gordon Brown.
Languages & Culture 08-09-2014

Educating Everyone

EDINBURGH – The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of ensuring by December 2015 that every school-age child is actually in school. With children in Gaza, Syria, Iraq, and Nigeria literally in the firing line in recent months, the immense scale of the challenge could not be more apparent. After all, fulfilling the promise of universal education demands that even those in the most difficult circumstances, such as child refugees and children in combat zones, can safely acquire a basic education.