Former U.K. prime minister Gordon Brown is the U.N. special envoy for global education.


The young Pakistani heroine and education activist, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, met for the first time with teachers and pupils at her new school in Britain. But millions of girls like her are still denied an education, writes Gordon Brown, former U.K. prime minister and UN Special Envoy for Global Education.

World leaders in Davos are tied up dealing with the economic slowdown—but the critical problem of children without schooling needs to be addressed as well. Former British prime minister Gordon Brown explains why he’s pushing for a global education fund. Plus, read Brown’s full report here.