When :from Thursday 20 May, 2021 12:00 to Thursday 20 May, 2021 14:00
Type of event :Consultative Meeting
Where :Beirut, Lebanon
UNESCO, with the Governments of Ghana, Norway and the United Kingdom, convened the extraordinary session of the Global Education Meeting (2020 GEM) in October 2020, aiming to protect education as a catalytic force for the COVID-19 recovery and sustainable development. The 2020 GEM also triggered a dialogue and mobilized high-level commitment to reform the Global Education Cooperation Mechanism (GCM), for greater efficiency, stronger synergies and better delivery, so that the countries accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG 4). By the 2020 GEM Declaration, the international community mandated UNESCO to lead a consultation process with all relevant stakeholders, with a view to developing a concrete proposal for an improved global cooperation mechanism, to be presented for endorsement at the next extraordinary Global Education Meeting, scheduled for July 2021.