On the occasion of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Thursday, a $ 180 million investment for the Global Partnership for Education, to support education in poor countries.

“Canada is committed to ensuring that young people around the world, especially girls, receive the education they deserve. Providing quality basic education is one of the most important things we can do for children, and it is also the path to a more peaceful, prosperous and equal world for all, “Trudeau said in a statement. release released Thursday.

This investment will be made over the period 2018 to 2020.

For the 2011-2014 and 2015-2018 periods, Canada’s contribution to the Global Partnership for Education was $ 57.6 million and $ 120 million, respectively.

The announcement comes as the prime minister is participating in a girls’ education focus group with activist Malala Yousafzai, a young Pakistani survivor of a 2012 Taliban assassination attempt.