On Tuesday, September 25, Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education and former UK Prime Minister, and his wife Sarah Brown, founding Chair of the Global Business Coalition for Education will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Opening Bell
In his capacity as UN Special Envoy for Global Education, Mr. Brown is joining with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the UNGA this week to launch Education First, a UN initiative to put education on top of the development agenda. Education First will be supported by the business community in the form of the Global Business Coalition for Education, founded by Sarah Brown. The coalition unites business leaders around the world in support of universal primary education, and its founding members span sectors and continents.
To honor the occasion, Gordon and Sarah Brown will ring The Opening Bell. In addition Mr Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS and supporter of Education First initiative will join them.
Tuesday, September 25, 2011
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street
9:00 a.m. Media escorted into the building for bell ringing
9:30 a.m. The Opening Bell rings
Media interested in covering the bell ringing MUST contact Anthony Drizis at 212.656.2147 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos available via Associated Press/New York (212.621.1902), Reuters America (646.223.6285), Getty Images (646.613.4141), Bloomberg Photo (212.617.3420) and European Press Agency (917.670.1323). The Opening Bell (starting at 9:25 a.m.) feed is available via Ascent loop #4009. Media seeking footage via The Switch should contact NYSE Broadcast at 212.656.5483.
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About the Global Business Coalition for Education:
The Global Business Coalition for Education (GBC-Ed) brings together corporate leaders committed to delivering on the promise of quality education for all of the world's children. Currently, 61 million children around the world do not go to primary school. Our starting point is that education is the birthright of every child, the key to expanded opportunity, and a source of prosperity, employment and social cohesion. GBC-Ed members believe that their core business assets, social responsibility and philanthropy, when used in collaboration with government and other stakeholders, can be a powerful tool to achieve these shared goals.