International Day of Education: Online celebration 24 January 16.00 – 19.00 CET

The year 2023 marks the mid-point since the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for people, planet and prosperity, with a set of 17 interlocked goals that will come up for review at the SDG Summit in September on the theme of investing in people.

Education must be prioritized to accelerate progress towards all the SDGs against the backdrop of a global recession, growing inequalities and the climate crisis. Building on the global momentum generated by the UN Transforming Education Summit (TES) in September 2022, today, the International Day of Education (IDE) will call for maintaining strong political mobilization around education and chart the way to translate commitments and global initiatives into action.

Please see the message from Director-General of UNESCO here.

You are invited to follow the full programme of the celebration or one or more of the following sessions:

  • 16:30 – 17:15 CET) – Spotlight session: The right to education for Afghan girls and women (watch live)
  • 17:15 – 18:45 CET – Interactive Panel discussion (watch live)

More information:

Programme International Day of Education

Background document International Day of Education