Education across the world is at a crossroads. In many countries, a silent but worsening learning crisis is having disastrous effects on people, the planet, prosperity, and peace. In all countries, recent and emerging social, cultural, political, and technological shifts are forcing us to rethink and reimagine the purpose, content, and delivery of education.
In this context, the UN Secretary-General will convene the Transforming Education Summit at head of State/Government level on 19 September 2022 at UN Headquarters in New York.
As a milestone towards the Summit, we are delighted to inform you that the Ministerial level Transforming Education Pre-Summit will be held from 28 to 30 June 2022 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Pre-Summit will include a Global Engagement Day on 28 June and a two-day Ministerial Segment from 29-30 June.
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The main objective of the Pre-Summit is to harness the evolving discussions on transforming education, mobilize actions and generate greater momentum towards the September Summit. More specifically, the Pre-Summit will provide an inclusive and open forum to
- present preliminary outcomes of national consultations;
- engage in discussions of key recommendations from the five Thematic Action Tracks and explore initiatives for global cooperation; and
- spotlight some promising practices for accelerating progress in education towards 2030 and beyond.
One of the main outcomes of the Pre-Summit will be a shared understanding of the key elements of transforming education to inform the Secretary-General’s Call to Action in September.