Global Charter EDM
In the 2009-10 Parliamentary Session the Rt Hon Malcolm Bruce MP, Chair of the International Development Select Committee tabled a cross-party EDM supporting the Global Learning Charter.
An Early Day Motion (EDM) is a parliamentary petition which MPs can sign to show their support for an issue, in this case global learning. At the end of the Parliamentary session EDM close when the House of Commons does.
EDM 516 and MP signatories are as follows:
GLOBAL LEARNING CHARTER
That this House welcomes the launch of Development Education Association's Global Learning Charter, signed by a wide coalition of organisations supporting learning that offers citizens an understanding of global issues and the capabilities to create a more just and sustainable world; is concerned by reports that indicate 93 per cent. of school-age children feel it is important to learn about these issues at school but that 63 per cent. of them feel they do not learn enough about the wider world; further recognises that we live in an interdependent and globalised world, collectively facing a range of challenges including inequality and poverty, climate change and racial and religious intolerance; believes that through the power and creativity of an engaged public these challenges can be met; calls on the Government, business and the third sector to help promote leadership and innovation on global learning; and urges the Government to support UK citizens to learn about global issues and their interdependence in order to promote justice and sustainability.