International Day of Education: Education, a key driver for inclusion and empowerment

When :

from Thursday 24 January, 2019
to Friday 25 January, 2019

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

Where :

Conference Room 4, United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States of America

The United Nations will observe the International Day of Education for the first time to emphasize the action required to achieve the global education goals and targets in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The celebration will raise awareness on the key role of quality and relevant education for peace and development worldwide, including its contribution to poverty eradication, environmental sustainability and building peaceful and resilient societies. The event will bring together the voices of governments, the UN system, private sector, civil society, faith-based organizations, teachers, academia and youth, united in their call to make education a leading global priority.
The event is organized by the Permanent Missions of Ireland, Nigeria, Norway, the Republic of Singapore and the State of Qatar to the United States.

The event will be webcast on UN Web TV.