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My congratulations to the Canadian government for doubling our annual contribution to the Global Partnership for Education, which is working successfully to provide access to a quality education for children around the world. The GPE focuses on the needs of the poorest and most disadvantaged children, particularly girls, children with disabilities, and children in refugee camps.

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