International Day of Education, 24 January 2021

Submitted by geraldine on Fri, 01/22/2021 - 14:12
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The third International Day of Education will be celebrated on Sunday 24 January under the theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’. The day will be marked on the 25th with virtual celebrations taking place around the world, including a global event organized by UNESCO with the Global Partnership for Education and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies (CRI).  

#EducationDay social media pack with messages, visuals and GIFs is available on UNESCO's Trello board. 

Prior to the UNESCO led event the Global Campaign for Education will launch on the 25th of January the One Billion Voices campaign (register for the event launch here). 

As a follow up on the 26th of January a high-level policy dialogue event with education leads of regional organizations will be co-hosted by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) and the Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report. It will look at two key developments on monitoring progress towards Sustainable Develoment Goal 4 from a quantitative and a qualitative perspective. In particular, the event will offer an opportunity to build momentum around the development of regional benchmarks for measuring progress towards SDG 4 in a meaningful and comparative way and country profiles to help monitor the implementation of national strategies to achieve SDG 4. This meeting is a direct follow up to the Global Education Meeting (2020 GEM) of October 2020. At the 2020 GEM the international community endorsed a declaration requesting ‘UNESCO and its partners … [to] propose relevant and realistic benchmarks of key SDG 4 indicators for subsequent monitoring’ reiterating a commitment made in 2015 in the Framework for Action to establish “appropriate intermediate benchmarks (e.g. for 2020 and 2025)” for the SDG indicators.