Events & Key Dates
April30Educate A Child High Level Ministerial MeetingDoha, QatarWednesday, 30 April, 2014Under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bin Nasser, Chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, its program, Educate A Child will host its second High Level Strategic Meeting on the 30th of April in Doha, Qatar. The one day invitation only meeting will focus on the importance of addressing the issue of out of school children (OOSC) and present how EAC builds and sustains partnerships with its priority countries to facilitate finding and implementing solutions to this problem. Read more here.
May4-10Global Action Week: Equal Right, Equal OpportunitySunday, 4 May, 2014
An estimated 1 billion people live with a disability – comprising approximately 15% of the global population. It is estimated that 93 million of these are children – or 1 in 20 of those aged up to 14 years of age – living with a moderate or severe disability. In most low- and middle-income countries, children with disabilities are more likely to be out of school than any other group of children; even if they do attend school, children living with disabilities are often more likely to drop out and leave school early. In some countries, having a disability can more than double the chance of a child not being in school, compared to their non-disabled peers.
Global Campaign for Education's Global Action Week on "Equal Right, Equal Opportunity: Education and Disability" will run 4-10 May 2014.
May6-10World Conference on Youth 2014Colombo, Sri LankaTuesday, 6 May, 2014
World Conference on Youth 2014 will take place from 6th to 10th May, 2014 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. WCY 2014’s Cross-cutting theme is 'mainstreaming Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda'. The Conference is expected to bring together over 1000 participants, half of them young people, aged 18 to 29, and 350 of them will come from marginalized backgrounds, making the conference one of the most well represented youth events at the global level. The Conference has a unique aim of producing a joint outcome document between states and youth, the “Colombo Action Plan”. Members of the Global Education First Initiative's Youth Advocacy Group will be active on the thematic track of "Realizing Equal Access to Quality Education" and will facilitate side and parallel events on global citizenship and a new advocacy toolkit.
May26-31Unite for Quality Education ConferenceMontreal, CanadaMonday, 26 May, 2014
On 4 October 2013, Education International (EI) launched its Global Action Year in Paris and New York. The theme for EI’s mobilisation initiative is “Unite for Quality Education – Better Education for a Better World.”
The three pillars of the Unite for Quality Education campaign are:
• universal and free access to quality teaching;
• modern teaching tools and resources; and
• supportive and safe environments for teaching and learning
The Unite for Quality Education Conference will provide an opportunity for EI member organisations, and organisations with a similar commitment to quality education, such as the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) and other civil society organisations, NGOs, the OECD, UNESCO and the Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), to join forces in support of quality education for all. The conference is organized by EI in collaboration with UNESCO and GEFI.
June12World Day Against Child LabourThursday, 12 June, 2014
June16International Day of the African ChildMonday, 16 June, 2014
June24-25Citizens for Global Education, Education for Global CitizenshipBrussels, BelgiumTuesday, 24 June, 2014
To ensure that the world develops sustainably, that rights of people are guaranteed and that we develop a more equitable world, our education systems need to prepare the next generations to do this. We need a Global Citizenship Education (GCE). This education exists in many continents, schools and communities in many forms and different practices. Global Citizenship Education will need to be built on all these traditions such as Education for Sustainable Development, Development Education, Global Education, Human Rights Education and Peace Education. To learn more about the conference, click here.
June25Beyond 2015: The Education We WantBrussels, BelgiumWednesday, 25 June, 2014
This high-level discussion is organized by UNESCO and UNICEF in collaboration with the Global Partnership for Education. It will bring together world leaders to address how the international community can meet the demand for universal quality education by mobilizing support behind clear targets that will expand learning opportunities for all and unlock wider development gains.
June26Global Partnership for Education Pledging ConferenceBrussels, BelgiumThursday, 26 June, 2014
Read more about GPE's replenishment.