Statement by Gordon Brown, UN Special Envoy for Global Education

Today, the United States government has announced the deployment of 80 members of its armed forces to Chad to help in the search for the kidnapped schoolgirls of Chibok, Nigeria.


I welcome the decision by the White House to support the search in Northern Nigeria and surrounding areas to help us “Bring Back Our Girls.” I am pleased that further action is being taken by the US government to assist President Jonathan and Nigerian authorities to locate the schoolgirls.


No child should be go to school in fear of threat or attack.  We must ensure that as a global community we do all we can to locate these girls, make schools safe and ensure the right to education for all girls.