Events & Key Dates
March8International Women's DaySaturday, 8 March, 2014
The International Women's Day is a day to annually celebrate the respect, appreciation and love towards women.
March10To 2015 and Beyond: Putting Girls' Education at the Heart of the AgendaNew York City, USAMonday, 10 March, 2014
This side-event during the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women will focus on putting girls' education at the heart of the post-2015 agenda. Speakers include Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuzka, UN Women Executive Director and Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General, among others. It will also be the launch of the Gender Summary of the 2013/4 EFA Global Monitoring Report.
The event takes place from 1:00pm-3:00pm ET at UNICEF House in New York and will be livestreamed. Partners: Global Education First Initiative, UNESCO, EFA Global Monitoring Report, Plan International, UNGEI, Education International and UNICEF.
March10-2158th Session of the Commission on the Status of WomenNew York City, USAMonday, 10 March, 2014
Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.
Access and participation of women and girls to education, training, science and technology, including for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work (agreed conclusions from the fifty-fifth session). More information here.
March15-17Global Education & Skills Forum: Education, Employment, and EquityDubai, United Arab EmiratesSaturday, 15 March, 2014
Designed by UNESCO, GEMS Education, and the Varkey GEMS Foundation, the 2014 Education and Skills Forum will aim to test conventional wisdom and spark new solutions:
1. How do we redesign education systems for the 21st century?
2. What’s required to put a quality education within the reach of every child?
3. How can public-private collaboration be strengthened to ensure
education prepares young people for employment and supports their
transition from school to work?
4. What role can businesses play in improving equity in and through
March19Girls' Education: An Effective Tool for EmpowermentNew York City, USAWednesday, 19 March, 2014
This side-event occurs during the 58th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women. Speakers include H.E. Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen, Hon’ble State Minister for Women and Children Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ms. Vibeke Jensen, Director, UNESCO New York Office and Director, Secretariat of GEFI and Ms. Sheepa Hafiza, Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC).
The event is organized by the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, the Global Education First Initiative and UNESCO and takes place from 1:15-2:30pm ET at Permanent Mission of Bangladesh. RSVP: email@example.com.
April11-13World Bank/IMF Spring MeetingsWashington, D.C., USAFriday, 11 April, 2014
More information here.
May4-10Global Action Week: Education and DisabilitySunday, 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.
The rights of millions of children with disabilities are not being met, and it is vital that states take action to ensure that every child realises their equal right to participate in quality education, giving them an equal opportunity to participate in the their communities, the workforce and more broadly in society.
Global Campaign for Education's Global Action Week on Education and Disability will run 4-10 May 2014.
June12World Day Against Child LabourThursday, 12 June, 2014
June26Global Partnership for Education Pledging ConferenceBrussels, BelgiumThursday, 26 June, 2014
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