Events & Key Dates
April14 - 16World Literacy SummitOxford, United KingdomMonday, 14 April, 2014
Three-day literacy summit that gathers education and literacy specialists to champion literacy. This year’s theme is “Literacies: The Power to Change”.
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.
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
June26Global Partnership for Education Pledging ConferenceBrussels, BelgiumThursday, 26 June, 2014
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