The Youth Resolution: The Education We Want

3 June UPDATE: The Youth Resolution: The Education We Want is now online and open for public comments until 14 June. The document can be found here or here

Please provide your feedback and share widely before 14 June!

By the Youth Advocacy Group of the Global Education First Initiative

NEW YORK, 31 May 2013 - In support of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative, young leaders from around the world will convene at the United Nations to speak out for education and demand action from world leaders towards reaching the goal of education for all by 2015. The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education in collaboration with the President of the UN General Assembly, will organize a special youth assembly on the morning of 12 July, which has been slated as Malala Day.

The session will be led by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani icon who was shot in the head for advocating for girls’ education. Malala will turn 16 years old on 12 July. The Malala Day assembly will be an opportunity for youth to present their call for action on global education to the United Nations. The intended outcome will be an official UN Outcomes Document that will be circulated to member states.

The Youth Advocacy Group of the Global Education First Initiative is soliciting global youth input on the draft of the outcomes document entitled, “The Youth Resolution: The Education We Want.”

This document will call for concrete actions to address the global education emergency: the fact that there are less than 1000 days to the expiry of the Millennium Development Goals, yet 61 million children are out of school and many more are not learning.

The draft document will be posted and distributed online beginning 3 June and will be open for public comments until 14 June. We are asking all interested youth supporters, advocates, partners and young people everywhere to distribute to your networks and contribute your comments and inputs to this important document. This document will serve as our collective vision to ensure that no child is left behind and that all children and young people have access to quality learning.
You can find the document on, and beginning Monday, 3 June. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!