Transforming Education: an Imperative for the Future We Want
24 January 2022: Celebrating the power of education to uplift individuals and transform societies, the global community honored teachers and champions for education.
Amidst the 3rd year of the global pandemic, the fourth International Day of Education marked an increased focus on continuing learning and sent out a message of hope. Co-organized by UNESCO and UN Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning under the theme “Changing Course, Transforming Education”, the celebration brought together diverse perspectives on the crucial triggers of transformations for a more equitable and inclusive education system.
In the opening segment moderated by Ms Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education, leaders and education advocates such as UN Secretary General, UNESCO Director General, President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly, Chair of the Global Partnership for Education, and the Permanent Representative of Argentina to the UN championed education as key driver for progress across all SDGs , as well as peace and human rights.
UN leaders called on international communities to unite around education as a public good. Mr Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General will convene the Summit on Transforming Education in September 2022 to identify innovative approach for the transformation of the national education systems.
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