G8: Failing the world's children

Publication date

05 Jul 2001


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The debt burden of the poorest countries helps keep children out of school. School fees make education an unaffordable luxury for the world's poor. But the G8 has failed to tackle the education crisis. Debt relief is not deep enough, and aid levels are falling. The world's richest nations should launch a global initiative to abolish school fees and get all the world's children into school.