Building peace in the minds of men and women

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

When, local time: 
Thursday, 24 January 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
United States of America, New York
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

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.