Day 1 - 19 May, 2015

Speeches from the Opening Ceremony

UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

President of Korea Park Geun-hye

Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser of Qatar

Detailed programme

14:30-16:00 Opening Ceremony

Speakers :

Ms Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
High-level representative of the Government of the Republic of Korea
Mr Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General
Mr Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group
Mr Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF
Ms Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director, UN Women
Mr Kailash Satyarthi, Laureate of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
H.H. Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser of Qatar, UNESCO Special Envoy for Basic and Higher Education

16:30-18:00 High-level panel debate: “Setting the stage”

Presentation by Mr Aaron Benavot, Director, EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO
This session stimulated a debate on the future of education, drawing on the findings of the
independent EFA Global Monitoring Report 2015, the regional analyses of some 120 National EFA
2015 Reviews and the publication “Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good?”.


Mr Aaron Benavot, Director, EFA Global Monitoring Report, UNESCO
H.E. Mr Jaime Saavedra Chanduvi, Minister of Education, Peru
Mr James Heckman, Laureate of the 2000 Nobel Economics Prize
Ms Julia Gillard, Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Partnership for Education
Ms Camilla Croso, President, Global Campaign for Education