By youth and for youth: join the Youth webinar series on the futures of education

UNSGYE Webinar series - VISUAL

This webinar series, co-organized with the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, will address broad questions around young people’s views on the possible and fundamental transformations in how societies, politics, economies and cultures may be organized in the future, and more specifically, how education systems and schooling may look like.

Currently our world is home to 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 to 24, the largest generation of young people in its history. Close to 90 per cent of this youth population live in developing countries. With such numbers, it is clear that sustainable development and peace cannot be achieved unless young people are involved in global discussions and decision-making processes, contributing to the creation of conditions that can allow them to reach and unleash their full potential. 

This webinar series, composed of three 90-minute sessions from February 18 until March 19, aim to provide a space for dialogue, each featuring a Young Leader for the Sustainable Development Goals appointed by the Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth in 2020. Other panelists may include members of the International Commission on the Futures of Education, educators, innovators, and policymakers.

The webinar series will explore the futures of education focusing on the following themes:

  • The futures of indigenous education and knowledge

    • This webinar will explore how indigenous education and traditional knowledge contribute to more relevant and inclusive education, and how it can help contribute to the future we want

    • It will take place on Thursday, 18 February, 15:00-16:30 Paris time

    • Please click here to register

  • Technology and the futures of education

    • This webinar will discuss the different ways technology can help advance the sustainable development agenda and particularly education, aiming to contribute to more equitable and inclusive education systems

    • It will take place on Thursday, 11 March, 15:00-16:30 Paris time

    • Please click here to register

  • The futures of education for persons with disabilities

    • This webinar will discuss effective practices and inclusive policies for learners with disabilities and learning difficulties, exchange experiences, and identify necessary transformations for education systems in the future

    • It will take place on Friday, 19 March, 15:00-16:30 Paris time

    • Please click here to register

Each session will spare time for questions and answers at the end of the webinar and they will all offer simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Spanish.

Learn more about the Youth webinar series and the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth




We need to think together in order to act together and shape the futures we want!

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