what we love about macrin is evident in this education speech
1. 72nd United Nations General Assembly - Education
- Development - Speech by Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, during the «Financing the future: education
for all» meeting (New York - September 20, 2017)
Thank you, Secretary-General,
Heads of state and government,
The Secretary-General has just summed up the situation very well, once again; we’ve got many challenges,
but education is above all a global issue because regardless of the countries which have brought us together, regardless of
our linguistic regions, if we want to meet the challenges of contemporary globalization, we shall do so only through education.
And I should like to begin by saying that I’m especially convinced that in the program we’re conducting to transform
France, education is a cornerstone; we’re very thoroughly transforming our education system, reinvesting and reorganizing
things, with the minister who is accompanying me today.
said, Secretary-General, the issue of education in the world is one which President Macky Sall and I would like to champion,
because I’m utterly convinced that it’s a cause which will allow us - and Erna Solberg, who is deeply committed
to the issue, said this several times - to meet each of these challenges. The challenge of the digital transformation, the
climate transformation, the challenge of development and of preventing the global phenomena of which we’re dealing only
with the consequences. And when we talk about large-scale migration, when we talk about terrorism, when we talk about the
present-day instability of which we’re the victims, education is one solution which tackles the deep-rooted causes.
You perfectly described the situation in your country, and your personal experience,
and I want to pay tribute to you here; as you said, the only thing feared by those who want to weaken and impoverish, the
thing feared by terrorists in the world around us, above all, is people - all of our fellow citizens - being educated.
Poverty continues to grow wherever young people aren’t given the autonomy to
build their own destinies, wherever people aren’t trained so they can learn to develop and build [their own destinies]
throughout their lives. Violence takes hold wherever women and men can be made into human bombs because obscurantism has prevailed
We spend a great deal of time, energy and money
resolving the world’s problems and major crises, but education is - among the solutions within our grasp - what allows
us to resolve them much more than others. When young people are educated, when you go on learning throughout your life, in
no way do you give in to the easy options of the present, give in to these imbalances, but you resist.
Hence the aim of these initiatives is clearly first to focus our effort on the regions in most
difficulty, which are being hit by crises, wars or extreme poverty. This is where education plays an absolutely crucial role,
making it possible, precisely, to bring autonomy, generate business and find everyone their place in society. It halts the
inevitability of poverty and impoverishment. It’s exactly what a few of us wanted to reflect in the Alliance for the
Sahel, which we launched in support of the G5 Sahel member countries with Germany, the UNDP, the World Bank, the European
Union and the African Development Bank. Education will, as it happens, be one of the pillars of this initiative, sending four
million children to school. We shall continue, wherever there are conflicts, wherever impoverishment has taken hold, to develop
education initiatives, because education is what allows us to halt it and also effect demographic transitions, radically change
behaviors and give women and men autonomy.
The second priority
- and here I share the United Nations Secretary-General’s view - is girls’ education in particular, because gender
inequality is very often injustice on injustice. Wherever there are conflicts, wherever whole continents or regions are slipping
behind, major poverty has taken root, terrorism is breeding and the worst plans are being hatched, it’s understandable
that gender inequality is a relative value. If we accept this we’re surrendering on what is fundamental and unites us,
one of the forces that bind the United Nations together: the universality of our values.
And today, girls’ education is a key challenge, because it’s what enables us to combat forced
marriages wherever they’re imposed, to combat a demography that is not chosen - I take responsibility for this term;
it may shock some people, but when poverty has taken root, there are whole regions where there is also a demographic crisis,
which paves the way for short- and long-term migration and is fuelled by the lack of girls’ education. And it’s
also, logically, created by those who don’t want girls’ and women’s emancipation, because they know that
the worst weapon against them would be the education girls and women are given.
Indeed, the third goal we must pursue is to rethink the structure of our education to make it, first of all,
a basic education that teaches basic knowledge and behaviour and trains your generation, which is there in front of us - i.e.
young women and young men, who will have to become capable, autonomous, who will make their own choices and decide on their
Our education today must take up another challenge, namely
that we’re all going to be educated throughout our lives, because our societies must today absorb technological transformations
and profound shocks which mean that this idea many people have hitherto had, that we’d be educated for our whole lives
at the age of 20 or 25, is over, is no longer valid! Because at the age of 40, 45, 50 we’ll be experiencing a profound
transformation of the world around us, our work and promising future business sectors; and our education, at global level,
must also embrace this challenge and be capable of addressing it.
why I believe investment in education is a priority - a priority, at any rate, of which France wants to take ownership in
its own agenda. It’s a central dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Education across all levels
today accounts for 15% of official development assistance; there too, we must do more, as a proportion and in absolute value.
And that’s why we’d like to draw on substantive cooperation with the United Nations agencies present here, which
I welcome, and with the Global Partnership for Education, whose relevance and effectiveness I’d like to emphasize. The
Partnership is a catalyst in the sector which no other organization can create at this stage.
An additional 620 million primary-age children will have to be schooled by 2030, 450 million of
them in sub-Saharan Africa, and the funding gap for achieving the sustainable development target devoted to education is already
$39 million a year. In this regard, I want to pay tribute to the work of the Education Commission, chaired by Gordon Brown.
Partner states must increase their national funding and donors their commitments to the sector. So it’s up to us to
guarantee access to good quality education for all, and I’ll therefore be engaging alongside Senegal in 2018 to mobilize
the whole international community to increase its effort to finance the development of long-term, resilient education systems.
President Macky Sall and I have great ambitions together: to mobilize $3.1 billion
over three years, from 2018 to 2020, and I’m counting on you, European partners, G7 and G20 members and, more broadly,
all countries and civil society players, including foundations and businesses that are ready or will be ready in the coming
months, to commit to education.
But I’d also like us to be able to
adopt new methods during this conference - i.e. set out our priorities, assess and also report back. To assess the needs,
because they’re changing every year, and assess what we ourselves do, because we can’t make do with merely providing
figures or sums in the face of this challenge: it’s a daily task which requires responsibility on the part of us all.
I’ll leave it to President Macky Sall to share with you the project that testifies
to our joint commitment to this more caring humanity; but this challenge for education, as you’ve understood, is in
my view one of the key battles of our societies; it’s what will enable us to take up, in part, nearly all the challenges
we face today. But above all it’s the moral duty we owe to you, the new generations; because we’ll have made this
choice, this investment, and taken these decisions, you’ll have the opportunity in our place in 10, 15, 20, 30 years’
time to have the luxury of choosing your destiny. We still have this luxury today; there are too many regions on our planet
which no longer have it, and they no longer have it because education is no longer there. So what we owe you isn’t to
tell you what destiny you’ll have or choose it for you, but to do everything to ensure you can choose it yourselves.
what we fear over 23 years
of research of the eu is what pope francis fears - ultimaltley brussels delals many ponzi schemes whch are most disadvantageies
to the most entrepreneurial border regions
big banking ponzi scheme
germany is so dependednt on russian energy that it was always going to require the eu to leave ukraine to
hand out to dry and make refugee problems worse of all just as souther countries of the eu need maximum support (addmitedly
germany ois a puzzle when it cpmes to education - brillaint structires for apprentices but so far away from leading edge damo technologues of being open and valuing freemarkets of SMES) - note how backward genrmany's g20 went after china's superb
g20 - A B C -pray that franciscan g20 in argentina can help youtheconomies and girls empowerment get back on track
euro as curency manipulation for german exports
health and pension services as ways old rob youth from even having a job when there is so much work for sustainability generation
still macron can celebrate everything the freer justin trudeau pioneers - most of
which is replicable if france-china builds its own wise relationships while the basle-brissels-berlin monopoly of big gets
bigger ultimately colapses as the sad old bureaucratic bubble it is