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.
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.