In this capital opening of the Preliminary Summit on Education, which precedes the forum scheduled for September at the UN General Assembly, UN Under-Secretary-General Amina Mohamed urged us to think big so that these transformations reach the local community. level.
Mohamed shared via video reflections of the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, on the importance of the commitment to promoting inclusive quality education, the fourth goal of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, an elusive goal for millions of people primarily residing in countries. From the south.
The Under-Secretary-General noted the impact of various crises on education, from the COVID-19 pandemic and conflicts to climate change and inequality.
Even before Covid-19, we already had difficulties in achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda, which remains the instrument of human unity, he pointed out at the event that brings together from 28-30 June at UNESCO Headquarters more than 130 Ministers and Deputy Ministers of Education from The five continents.
According to Muhammad, the United Nations sees education as the key to respect and dignity of people, as well as peace, economic progress and tolerance.
Referring to the forum held by Guterres on September 19 in New York, in the context of the high-level segment of the General Assembly, he explained that the September summit will be an opportunity to create that necessary movement that makes possible transformations in the sector. the gathering.
For her part, UNESCO’s Deputy Director-General for Education, Stefania Giannini, highlighted the role of youth in the desired change, to which Tuesday’s session was devoted.
Giannini said that we must listen to their voices, ideas and visions, and insisted on the need to achieve transformations that would make the goals expected in 2015 by the international community a reality, particularly in the field of education.
The fourth goal of the 2030 Agenda seeks to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
The Summit Preliminary Meeting convenes in this capital city to discuss issues such as inclusive, equitable, safe and healthy schools; Teacher training and learning skills for life and the digital field.
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