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International Day of Education 2023: To Invest in People, Prioritize Education

Agenda:

  • High Level Opening – António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations – Audrey Azoulay, Director General of UNESCO
  • Transforming Education Summit: Stocktaking and Next Steps
  • Spotlight session: The right to education for Afghan girls and women
  • Panel Discussions: Segment 1: Transformative Education | Segment 2: Pathways to transform education
  • Closing segment

Building on the global momentum generated by the Transforming Education Summit, International Education Day 2023 will be a global platform to support political mobilization to advance SDG4. It will continue national commitments and global initiatives and increase public engagement in favor of education as the path to peace, sustainable development and individual and collective well-being, while providing a platform for young people to showcase their initiatives and innovations to advance the right on education.

The event will also highlight one of the most challenging crises of our time, in Afghanistan, where girls and women are being denied their fundamental right to education. Since the political shift in Kabul in August 2021, access to education after primary education has been suspended indefinitely for all Afghan girls over the age of 12. This means that 80% (2.5 million) of school-aged Afghan girls and young women are out of school, while almost 30% of girls in Afghanistan have never attended primary education.

It also includes the launch of the first SDG4 benchmark publication by UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report and Institute for Statistics, which monitors countries’ progress towards the benchmarks, including those discussed at the Transforming Education Summit.

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