Building peace in the minds of men and women

Regional SDG - Education 2030 Latin American and the Caribbean implementation partners group meeting

When, local time: 
Thursday, 11 April 2019 - 1:00am to Friday, 12 April 2019 - 1:00am
Where: 
Panama, Ciudad de Panamá
Type of Event: 
Interagency meeting
Contact: 
Marcela Copetta, m.copetta@unesco.org

The Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago) and the UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office (UNICEF-LACRO) are organizing the Regional SDG 4 - Education 2030 Latin American and Caribbean implementation partners group. Focusing on education and its reciprocal interlinkages with the other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the meeting responds to an essential requirement for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its goals: the creation of multi-stakeholder partnerships.

The meeting’s objective is enhance collaboration and forge education multi-stakeholder partnerships that support LAC governments in the implementation of national action plans for SDG 4 and other related SDGs in ways that are coherent and mutually supportive.

The meeting also responds to a clear call from Ministers of Education of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), high-level government representatives, representatives of United Nations agencies, regional organizations, civil society organizations and other partners of the 2030 Agenda, for collective and coordinated action between regional and sub-regional education and development partners in the implementation of SDG – E2030 Agenda.

Many regional education and development actors in LAC already contribute significantly to the education priority areas - quality education, equity and inclusion, teachers and education workers, and lifelong learning - through different ways and means. However, many of these efforts could be better integrated. By bringing these diverse actors together and enabling a space for dialogue and exchange of information, the objective is to provide a clear picture of each stakeholders’ education-related strategies, activities and tools, and identify linkages between them and build on each organization’s comparative advantage.