On 22 October, heads of state and government, ministers from over 70 countries and international partners adopted a Declaration to protect education finance and accelerate progress towards SDG 4 on education during the current pandemic and beyond.
The adoption took place within the framework of an extraordinary Global Education Meeting convened by UNESCO, the governments of Ghana, Norway and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss solutions to the challenges brought by the COVID-19 crisis in terms of equitable quality education and lifelong learning.
The commitment by participants of the meeting is central to the work of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. We have witnessed a massive disruption in key areas of our mandate such as literacy and adult learning and education. This calls for urgent action. This month’s newsletter provides you with insight into how we plan to meet the challenges effected by COVID-19 and ensure that equitable lifelong learning opportunities are safeguarded today and into the future.
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