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  • September
    Sustainable Development Post-2015 Begins with Education
    New York City, USA
    Thursday, 18 September, 2014

    This breakfast event, held at UN Headquarters in New York on 18 September from 8.45-9.15am, will discuss the findings of the new EFA Global Monitoring Report booklet on education and sustainable development and the need for closer cross-sector efforts post-2015. The event centres on the findings of the booklet, to highlight instances of cross-sector collaboration already underway, and opportunities for closer working methods in the future. As such, the findings of the discussion will help guide the research agenda of the 2016 EFA GMR.

    High level speakers from various development sectors will join to launch this booklet, including Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, Katja Iversen, CEO of Women Deliver, Thomas Yanga, NY Director at the World Food Programme, Aaron Benavot, Director of the EFA GMR, and Nick Alipui - UNICEF's Director and Senior Adviser on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. For media interested in taking part, please email

    The booklet and event have been created in support of the Global Education First Initiative.


  • September
    International Day of Peace
    Sunday, 21 September, 2014

  • September
    Quality Education for the World We Want
    New York City, USA
    Wednesday, 24 September, 2014

    In one of the largest political line-ups for education, an unprecedented number of world leaders are coming together for the UN Secretary-General’s Global Education First Initiative’s (GEFI) high-level event, ‘Quality Education for the World We Want’, pledging their commitment to put equality in access and learning at the heart of the future development agenda.

    The event forms part of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, kicking off on 24 September at 3pm, in the Trusteeship Council Chamber at United Nations Headquarters.

    Among the 26 speakers are 12 Presidents and Prime Ministers from all regions of the world, as well as Heads of UN agencies and the World Bank, civil society, multi-lateral agencies and other dignitaries.

    This event is an opportunity to underline the importance of quality education as a way to build a more equitable, prosperous and sustainable world.


  • September
    Unite for Quality Education
    New York City, USA
    Thursday, 25 September, 2014

    Celebrating the culmination of the Unite for Quality Education Campaign, and taking place only two city blocks from UN Headquarters, the event will highlight campaign achievements and look to the future of education beyond 2015. For more information, please click here.

  • September
    Global Citizen Festival 2014
    New York City, USA
    Saturday, 27 September, 2014

    The Global Citizen Festival 2014 will feature the following acts: Jay-Z, No Doubt, Carrie Underwood, Fun., The Roots, Tiësto and others. The festival is organized by the Global Poverty Project to raise awareness around the world to the need to end poverty by 2030. 

  • October
    World Teachers' Day
    Sunday, 5 October, 2014

  • October
    International Day of the Girl Child
    Saturday, 11 October, 2014