Goal of the Month Editorial | September 2022 – United Nations Sustainable Development


Recognizing that education is a human right and a foundation for peace, tolerance, other human rights and sustainable development, the United Nations Secretary-General is convening world leaders for a Transforming Education Summit (TES) on Monday 19 September 2022, as a key milestone in the advancement of Our Common Agenda.

The Summit is a response to a global crisis in education – one of equity and inclusion, quality and relevance. Often slow and unseen, this crisis is having a devastating impact on the futures of children and youth worldwide. The Summit provides a unique opportunity to elevate education to the top of the global political agenda and to mobilize action, ambition, solidarity and solutions to recover pandemic-related learning losses and sow the seeds to transform education in a rapidly changing world.

The Summit will be preceded by a two-day segment focused on youth and solutions on Friday, 16 and Saturday, 17 September to scale up global support and action.

Summit Program

The Summit will be held from 16-19 September 2022. The Mobilization Day (16 September) will be youth-led and youth-organized and will involve the full participation of a wide range of stakeholders. The Solutions Day (17 September) will provide a platform for partners to mobilize support to launch or scale up initiatives connected to the Summit Thematic Action Tracks. Leaders Day (19 September) will be dedicated to the presentation of National Statements of Commitment by Heads of State and Government in the form of Leaders Roundtables. Read the programme outline, register here and watch online.

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Go to Publisher: United Nations Sustainable Development
Author: Yinuo Chen