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IRC, International Rescue Committee,JRS, Jesuit Refugee Service,Oxfam International,Plan International,Save the Children
2016 saw the launch of the New York Declaration, where all UN member states committed to ‘ensure all children are receiving education within a few months of arrival, and we will prioritise budgetary provision to facilitate this, including support for host countries as required’. A supporting Programme of Action has been produced, to set out tangible activities to deliver on these commitments. While the first draft of the Programme of Action provides a useful starting point, it should be more ambitious and more practical.
This joint agency briefing sets out clear recommendations, and strongly urges states to seize this unique opportunity to agree a Programme of Action that will deliver specific results on education for refugees.