I spoke in a Westminster Hall debate to mark UN International Day of Education.

With 222 million children around the word affected by emergency and protracted crises, and in need of urgent educational support, tackling the challenge we face in global education has never been more important.

Ahead of the debate, I had the pleasure of meeting with the Global Partnership for Education youth leaders in Parliament. It was important to show my support for protecting and increasing education funding worldwide and hear directly from these young people about how multiple crises are disrupting education on an unprecedented scale.

Bambos Charalambous MP and Preet Gill MP with GPE youth leaders in Parliament on International Day of Education

Education is a human right, but from Afghanistan to Ukraine, there are millions of children around the world in need of urgent educational support. I called on the Government to turn rhetoric into results and act for children in emergencies before we fail a generation of young people.