Organized by UNESCO, SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee, with support from Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning the virtual side event of the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2020 brought together multilateral institutions, national governments, civil society actors, teachers, foundations, private sector and youth advocates around 3 objectives.
New realities for education affected by COVID
- Amplified inequalities
- Recessionary outlook
Building back Resilient and Inclusive
- Spotlight on teachers, students and a safe return to school
- Spotlight on partnerships to ensure learning continuity
Imperatives for driving forward SDG 4
- Continued and renewed support for education financing
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The event, in English, featured an inclusive multi-stakeholder panel discussion bringing together high-level representatives of Member States (represented on the SDG-Education 2030 Steering Committee and the Group of Friends), the UN system, as well as key actors in the field of education from COVID-19 Global Education Coalition established by UNESCO, now counting 100 partners.