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A teenager from Sunderland has flown to Washington DC to call for global leaders to tackle poverty by ensuring that more girls stay in school and are educated.
17-year-old David Crone is a youth representative for a children's charity and he joined Pam and Ian in the studio to talk about what he had been up to.
You can watch the full video below.
A Sunderland teenager has flown to Washington DC to call for global leaders to tackle poverty by ensuring more girls stay in school.
17-year-old David Crone is a youth representative for children's charity Plan UK, as well as the UN's Global Education First Initiative.
David has travelled to the US capital for the Learning For All summit from April 16-19, co-hosted by Britain's former prime minister Gordon Brown, who is now the UN's special envoy for education, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and president of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim.
The event brings together the heads of UN agencies, as well as representatives from key nations.
Nearly half of the children who are out of school around the world live in eight countries:
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- South Sudan