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How you made a difference at the UN
29 September 2010

The UN Millennium Development Goals Summit came to a close last week. There's still a lot to sort through from the negotiations and announcements, but a few key facts are already clear.

At our high-level panel on Monday, we projected your messages of support in full view of leading international dignitaries and the global press.

1GOAL Supporters' messages projected at the high-level panel

The panel featured inspiring speeches by the likes of former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and 1GOAL co-founder and co-chair Queen Rania of Jordan -- but above all it was the passion of 1GOAL's individual supporters that showed attending dignitaries that the people of the world stand united behind this call.

Thanks to your help we have made some important strides towards guaranteeing every child the education they deserve. New pledges from several governments including Australia alongside pledges from the World Bank mean a likely increase in aid to primary education by around $700 million a year for the next 5 years.

Click here for more information on the outcomes of the summit.

1GOAL's youngest ambassador, 12-year old Soweto student Nthabiseng Tshabalala, spoke at many events and drew standing ovations wherever she went. Backed by the words of vision and encouragement sent to her by 1GOAL supporters across the globe, Nthabiseng took the call for education straight to the hearts of the world's most important decision makers.

And on Wednesday Nthabiseng and Queen Rania presented the 18 million declarations of support from 1GOAL supporters directly to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. And he promised to do everything possible to encourage the nations of the world to keep the promise of a quality education to every single child:


Read Nthabiseng’s diary from her stay in New York.

There's still much work to do. We can't sit back and wait until 2015 - we need to target the national, regional and global moments where we can secure the changes needed to achieve education for all. Over the coming months we will be in touch about these opportunities and will face the challenges ahead together knowing we are part of an incredible team.

1GOAL: Education for All
1GOAL is a campaign seizing the power of football to get all children into school and learning. Run by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), 1GOAL mobilised millions to help ensure Education For All is a lasting legacy of the FIFA World Cup. We continue to call on world leaders to make education a reality for 69 million children by 2015.