Govt Relations Update
BEC signed onto a letter to SFOP members, urging them to use the higher basic education numbers in the House Appropriations bill in the final FY18 spending bills. BEC also signed onto a letter to House and Senate Budget Committee members, urging them to maintain the International Affairs spending levels. Finally, BEC spearheaded a letter, with 17 organizations, to House and Senate Appropriators, urging them to adopt the higher House funding levels for Basic Education.
International Education News
On October 24th, 40 representatives from NGOs, the United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank Group met to celebrate and discuss the World Development Report (WDR18): LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise. The Basic Education Coalition (BEC) hosted the event in Washington, DC.
BEC's Early Childhood Education working group organized a CIES panel: "Influencing ECE policy around the world; four country-case studies of civil society engagement to promote early childhood education" and have received official acceptance to present at CIES 2018 in Mexico City.
Dear Members of the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee:
As members and partners of InterAction, an alliance of over 180 nongovernmental organizations working around the world, we write to thank you for your efforts to support programs that serve the world’s poor and vulnerable through Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriation bills. As you prepare your final FY18 appropriations package, we urge to you adopt the highest possible funding levels for bilateral and multilateral poverty-fighting and lifesaving programs...
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