UN: Brown 'will be a genuine champion for the world’s most poor'

A spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has commented on Gordon Brown's appointment as UN Special Envoy for Global Education:

The appointment builds upon Mr Brown’s impressive commitment to education as a fundamental right of every child.

He has demonstrated unquestionable passion advocating extensively with world leaders, civil society, and the business community to keep the promise of quality education for all by 2015.

The Secretary-General is confident Mr Brown will be a genuine champion for the world’s most poor and that his passion and conviction will re-energise international action for everyone’s right to opportunity through education.

– UN Spokesperson