Events & Key Dates
December10Right to Quality Education receptionNew York City, USATuesday, 10 December, 2013
The reception is organized by Education International, Global Campaign for Education, International Council for Adult Education, International Institute of Education's Scholar Rescue Fund and Open Society Foundations in support of the Global Education First Initiative.
Speakers include: Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO; Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary, Education International; Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights; Camilla Croso, President, Global Campaign for Education.
Follow the event on Twitter with #EducationFirst from 6:30pm-8:30pm EST.
December10Human Rights DayTuesday, 10 December, 2013
Human Rights Day presents an opportunity, every year, to celebrate human rights, highlight a specific issue, and advocate for the full enjoyment of all human rights by everyone everywhere.
December11Southern Perspectives on Learning and Equity in the Post-2015 Sustainable Development AgendaNew York City, USAWednesday, 11 December, 2013
A high-level panel discussion on strategies for achieving sustained progress on education, including the importance of prioritizing learning outcomes, equity, and accountability in the post-2015 framework. The event will occur on the side of the sixth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.
Hosted by: UNICEF, UNESCO, Save the Children, Center for Universal Education at Brookings, Women Thrive Worldwide and ASER Pakistan in support of the Global Education First Initiative.
Speakers include: Baela Raza Jamil, Director of ASER Pakistan; Óscar Sánchez Jaramillo, Secretary of Education for the City of Bogotá, Colombia; Judith-Ann Walker, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Development Research and Projects Centre, Nigeria; Brazil Ambassador H.E. Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, Permanent Rep. to the United Nations; South Africa Ambassador H.E. Kingsley Mamabolo, Permanent Rep. to the United Nations.
Follow the event on Twitter with #EducationFirst from 1:15pm-2:30pm EST.
December11Education and Learning in Developing Countries: Facing the Challenges of Data, Financing and Fragile ContextsWashington, D.C., USAWednesday, 11 December, 2013
According to the “2013 Results for Learning Report” from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE), GPE’s developing country partners have made great progress in global education. There are now more children attending and completing primary school than ever and more children now have access to lower-secondary school. However, the report highlights potential risks that threaten to derail the progress on global education, including the alarming decreases in external financing for education and the challenges in reaching children in fragile and conflict-affected states. Another major issue is the lack of data on financing for education and learning outcomes, which is a clear obstacle to setting goals and measuring progress.
On December 11, the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at Brookings and the Global Partnership for Education will host a discussion on the key findings of the report. After a short presentation of the report by Jean-Marc Bernard of GPE, a panel discussion will follow with Alice Albright, chief executive officer of GPE, and David Edwards, deputy secretary general at Education International. Brookings Fellow Liesbet Steer from the Center for Universal Education will moderate the discussion. More information here.
December12Post-2015 Global Policy Agenda: Early Childhood Development as a Foundation for Sustainable DevelopmentNew York City, USAThursday, 12 December, 2013
A high-level panel and discussion on the post-2015 global policy agenda. Discussion topics include, "Making the Case: Rights, Science and Economics"; "Working in Partnership: Health, Nutrition, Education and Protection"; and "Collective and Strategic Global Action." The event will occur on the side of the sixth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.
Hosted by: The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development, OMEP, UNICEF, ADEA Working Group on ECD and SOS Children's Villages International
Follow the event on Twitter with #EducationFirst from 1:20pm-2:30pm EST.
January29Launch of 2013/2014 EFA Global Monitoring ReportAddis Ababa, EthiopiaWednesday, 29 January, 2014
The 2013/14 Education for All Global Monitoring Report will show why education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world. It will explain how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning, transform the long-term prospects of people and societies.
January22-25World Economic Forum Annual MeetingDavos-Klosters, SwitzerlandWednesday, 22 January, 2014
Profound political, economic, social and, above all, technological forces are transforming our lives, communities and institutions. Rapidly crossing geographic, gender and generational boundaries, they are shifting power from traditional hierarchies to networked heterarchies. Yet the international community remains focused on crisis rather than strategically driven in the face of the trends, drivers and opportunities pushing global, regional and industry transformation.
“The Reshaping of the World: Consequences for Politics, Business and Society” is therefore the thematic focus of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014. The aim is to develop the insights, initiatives and actions necessary to respond to current and emerging challenges.
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.
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